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

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More About Doctor John C. McHugh, MD

Published on Sep 02, 2018

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.

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 Jul 11, 2012


Roscoe S. Nelson, MD, FACS

Published on Jan 09, 2018

Yes. There should be no issues at your age.

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Answered by Roscoe S. Nelson, MD, FACS

Yes. There should be no issues at your age.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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