Circumcision Benefits and Risks

Risks associated with circumcision

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence about UTIs, phimosis, and heavy bleeding.

Current as ofDecember 12, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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