I am 24. Is it OK to be circumcised at this age?

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

Yes, however, I would not recommend doing it for appearance only. It is my feeling it should be for a medical reason such as phimosis or repeated infections or irritation. When you try to correct something that is not broken, it usually renders the patient unhappy. Have I done a circumcision for cosmetic reasons on a young male? Yes, but I discourage it and make clear all the potential negatives are thoroughly understood by the patient and sometimes the parents.

Published on Sep 02, 2018

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

Yes, however, I would not recommend doing it for appearance only. It is my feeling it should be for a medical reason such as phimosis or repeated infections or irritation. When you try to correct something that is not broken, it usually renders the patient unhappy. Have I done a circumcision for cosmetic reasons on a young male? Yes, but I discourage it and make clear all the potential negatives are thoroughly understood by the patient and sometimes the parents.

Published on Sep 02, 2018


Answered by Roscoe S. Nelson, MD, FACS

Yes. There should be no issues at your age.

Published on Jan 09, 2018

Answered by Roscoe S. Nelson, MD, FACS (View Profile)

Yes. There should be no issues at your age.

Published on Jan 09, 2018


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