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Old 08-31-2011, 08:20 AM   #1
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Tight foreskin - circumcision

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I've posted a few times about my tight foreskin, and I'm now on my way to being treated. I visited the hospital the other day, and the specialist recommended a circumcision, to which I agreed with, and signed the NHS consent form. The thing is, I've now came home, read up about it all, and decided this isn't what I want- I'd rather have a preputioplasty(?), that way I can keep my foreskin, and if that fails, go for the circumcision.

My worry is that because I've signed the form, I need to go ahead - can anyone clear that up for me?

And is the preputioplasty the best option since I'm only 19 ?


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Old 09-01-2011, 07:20 AM   #2
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Re: Tight foreskin - circumcision

I haven't followed yor previous posts but I do know that foreskin can cause problems for some males and since you've posted questions regarding your own prepuce, you must have suffered terribly already. Since I don't know the particulars of your case I can't really render an opinion on circumcision and prepuplasty, only a Dr can really assess what's best for you. Since you still have foreskin, you won't need a complete prepuplasty since that surgery is primarily to restore previously excised or improperly corrected/healed foreskin, have you had previous prepuce manipulation? ( under anesthesia by a Urology specialist ) that too can be considered a prepuplasty. Prepuplasty is still rather new so the stats on it's effacy hasn't been well established, at least here in the US where circumcision was routinely performed on all males at birth for so many generations/years. With any reconstruction surgery, there is always the chance of complications such as adhesive band formation, scaring and infection that's much less likely to occure than if the prepuce was removed entirely. Again, this is a medical call only a Dr can truely address.
Now, your question regarding medical consent agreement that you signed: you still have questions about another procedure that you may prefer over a circumcision that your Dr has an obligation to clear up, no matter that you've already signed a consent for treatment. The Patient can always back out for any reason. You need to contact the Dr as soon as you can and make an appointment prior to your surgery. Discuss your questions and see if your are a candidate for the prepuplasty and if the Dr feels that will resolve your problems or explain to you why it wouldn't help you so you can proceed in the direction that you are comfortable with. You don't want to have something permantly done to you unless you and your Dr believe that's the best medical recourse for your condition. Good luck and let us know how it works out for you.

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Re: Tight foreskin - circumcision

Just because you already signed the consent form, you do NOT have to go through with it. You certainly have the right to change your mind. Just tell them asap.

As for whether you're making the right choice, I think you are. Better to leave yourself with some options (and a foreskin) and then worry about drastic measures later.

Good luck

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