Male Circumcision
November 26, 2017

Medical Conditions That May Necessitate Male Circumcision

Most men opt for adult circumcision primarily due hygiene purposes. Such is always voluntary with no recommendation from the doctor. However, there are certain medical conditions which might compel the doctor to recommend circumcision as a remedy or as part of the treatment. Here are some of those medical conditions:

Balanoposthitis and phimosis

Balanoposthitis refers to the inflammation of the head of the penis and the overlying foreskin, while phimosis refers to the difficulty in retracting the foreskin. These conditions are common in diabetic people and they can affect any uncircumcised man. They normally cause chronic irritation and scarring around the penile area. When diagnosed with such a condition, male circumcision can sometimes be part of the treatment.


This refers to a condition where it is difficult to get the foreskin back over the penis head once it is retracted. It is closely associated with phimosis, and it has the potential to hamper the effective flow of blood to the head of the penis. Circumcision is often encouraged with such a condition.

Genital Warts

When genital warts become large and fail to respond to topical treatments, the foreskin may have to be removed through circumcision if they are located on the foreskin.

Penile cancer

When penile cancer is detected in its early stages, circumcision can be used as a treatment. It will interest you to note that penile cancer never affects circumcised men, and this is one of the primary reasons why male circumcision is highly encouraged, since when done, you will not have to worry about penile cancer.

Finally, some men may decide to go for circumcision in Montreal for no medical reason, but for exclusively cosmetic reasons. They, along with their partners, tend to prefer the appearance of the circumcised penis.