Is Circumcision Safe In Adults Who Have A History Of Keloids?

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Hello u003cbr u003I am 25 years old and plan to intend to perform circumcision using the stapler method in the near future, but I have a history of keloids. u003cbr u003is because when I had a small wound due to being hit by a knife the scar became keloid. u003cbr u003e u003cbr u003eThank you

1 Answer:

Hello dimaspast,


Thank you for the question.

After experiencing injury or inflammation in the skin, some people do have a tendency to experience keloids. Keloids are produced from scar tissue that grows excessively to exceed the size and extent of the original wound or inflammation. Although not dangerous, keloids can be very disturbing appearance. Enlarged keloids also often trigger itching, pain, and even limitation of movement when they occur around organs that often move.


People with a tendency to experience keloids, when undergoing circumcision, may experience keloids in their penis. However, the potential for this keloid can generally be prevented in the following ways:

Live circumcision in a competent medical personnel, namely doctors or surgeons

After circumcision, make sure your penis is always kept clean, given medication as directed by the doctor, do not use clothes that are too tight or dirty, and not to over-exert physical activity so that healing takes place faster and there is no secondary infection in the former circumcision.
Do not carelessly grab, squeeze, scratch, or over-manipulate the former circumcision

A competent doctor will certainly circumcise the best way, so that the risk of keloid formation can be minimized. Compared to the risk of causing keloids, circumcision has more benefits for your health, because it can minimize the risk of infection around the penis, urinary tract infections, also reduce your risk of penile cancer. Whenever you experience keloid after circumcision, then you can further check your condition to the doctor or dermatologist so that further treatment is given so as not to interfere with the process of defecating, erection, and ejaculation during sexual intercourse.


I hope this helps.

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