What are circumcision errors?
Circumcision is a process that involves the removal of the foreskin from the tip of the penis for either medical or religious reasons. The process has become increasingly common, with statistics revealing that one in three men in the United States have undergone a circumcision. The medical advantage of circumcision involves reducing the risk of infection. Removing the foreskin from the tip of penis helps prevent the buildup of bacteria as well as fungal agents and yeasts that might be located in the urinary tract. While most circumcisions proceed safely, some can result in complications including over circumcision, deformities, and loss of function lasting the rest of the person’s life.
How Circumcision Errors Occur
When doctors perform circumcisions they must follow established medical standards. If a physician provides medical treatment that falls below this standard, someone can experience permanent impairment or deformities. Some of the most common ways in which a person can be harmed by circumcision include the following:
- Improper care after the circumcision
- Improper use of surgical tools
- Inadequate supervision during a procedure
- Inadequate training about how to safely perform the procedure
- Negligence during the operation
- Performing a circumcision without parental consent
- Using a defective surgery tool
Injuries Caused by Errors During Circumcision
A number of circumcisions are performed for religious purposes. Circumcisions are performed as part of the Jewish faith by a mohel. However, most circumcisions are performed by a medical doctor for medical purposes. No matter the reason, there is a potential for serious injuries if the procedure is not properly performed. Some of the most common injuries include the following:
- Blood loss or excessive bleeding at the operation site or urinary tract.
- Discomfort, inflammation, and pain of the genitalia region due to infection.
- Impotence or inability to have an erection or sexually perform.
- Infections of the penis, urinary tract or other associated areas.
- Loss of the penis.
- Meatal stenosis which is a condition that involves the narrowing of the urethral opening.
- Necrosis or death of penile tissue.
- Permanent disfigurement or scars that can affect a person’s self image.
- Removal of too much foreskin leading to damage or deformity of the penis.
- Retraction of the penis, which influences sexual performance.
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