At Women’s Health Center of Chicago, we understand that circumcision can raise a range of questions and concerns. Under the experienced care of Dr. Adeeb Al Shahrour, our dedicated healthcare team is here to provide you with answers and information. In this guide, we will address frequently asked questions about circumcision in Chicago, ensuring that you have access to the information you need.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is circumcision, and why is it performed?
- At Women’s Health Center of Chicago, circumcision is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the foreskin from the penis. It is performed for a variety of reasons, including cultural, religious, and medical considerations.
Is circumcision safe?
- Yes, circumcision is generally considered safe when performed by qualified healthcare providers like Dr. Adeeb Al Shahrour at Women’s Health Center of Chicago. We prioritize safety and take necessary precautions during the procedure.
When is circumcision typically performed?
- The timing of circumcision can vary. For newborns, it is often performed within the first few days of life. However, circumcision can be performed at any age.
Does circumcision affect sexual function?
- Many studies have shown that circumcision typically does not have a significant impact on sexual function. Individual experiences may vary.
Is anesthesia used during circumcision?
- Yes, anesthesia or pain relief methods are typically used to ensure that the procedure is as comfortable as possible for the patient.
How do I care for the circumcision site after the procedure?
- After the procedure, it’s essential to follow the aftercare instructions provided by our healthcare team at Women’s Health Center of Chicago. This includes keeping the area clean and applying any prescribed ointments.
If you have more questions or need further information about circumcision in Chicago, we encourage you to reach out to Dr. Adeeb Al Shahrour and our team at Women’s Health Center of Chicago. We are here to provide you with personalized guidance and support to address your specific concerns and ensure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your healthcare.