Q12. Is circumcision needed if my son’s foreskin doesn’t retract?

A12. This is a common condition in boys in which the foreskin is toot tight and so cannot be retracted. However it resolves itself in most cases and usually by the time the boy reaches the age of 3.

The foreskin loosens by itself which enables it to be retracted. But there are cases where the foreskin remains in a tight and non-retractable condition. This is called phimosis and is very common during or after puberty.

There are several forms of treatment for this condition of which circumcision is one of them.

Find out more about this condition in our phimosissection.

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Circumcision FAQs

  1. What is circumcision?
  2. Can men be circumcised?
  3. Is circumcision only performed for religious reasons?
  4. Is circumcision painful?
  5. Are only boys and men circumcised?
  6. What is female circumcision?
  7. Should I have my son circumcised?
  8. Will having a circumcision affect my sex life?
  9. How safe is circumcision?
  10. Does circumcision mean that the penis is easier to clean?
  11. Is circumcision needed?
  12. Is circumcision needed if my son’s foreskin doesn’t retract?
  1. Does circumcision protect you against disease?
  2. What is ‘frenulum breve?’
  3. What is ‘phimosis?’
  4. What is ‘paraphimosis?
  5. What is ‘balanitis?’
  6. What does the surgery involve?
  7. How long does circumcision take?
  8. What are the risks of circumcision?
  9. How long does the recovery take?
  10. Will I have to take time off work?
  11. When can my son return to school following his circumcision?
  12. Can a circumcision be reversed?
  13. Why is circumcision so controversial?

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