Skip to comments.Uncircumcised boys and men may face more UTIs
Posted on 12/08/2012 11:49:28 AM PST by Olog-hai
Infections of the kidney, bladder and urethra happen in uncircumcised baby boys at ten times the rate of circumcised boys, and over a lifetime, uncircumcised men are four times more likely to experience one, according to a new analysis of past research.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are most common in boys first year of life, and circumcision was already known to make a difference in their risk, but how much and whether that carried through to adulthood was unclear, Australian researchers say.
They found that circumcision provides considerable protection and over the lifespan makes about a three- to four-fold difference by our prediction, which is quite striking in public health terms, lead study author Brian Morris, professor of molecular medical science at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, told Reuters Health.
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Never had one, thank you very much.
“Never had one, thank you very much.”
Well,,,, then you’re ahead of the game, eh?
In other news, removal of the testicles provides a 100% protection from testicular cancer.
I had a abbi he dried foreskins made wallets out of then you rubbed them the turned into suit cases
Gee, so Moses was right. Who knew?
Mitigating a tiny, fractional risk is not worth the amputation of the extremely innervated tissue that is the foreskin, whose function is to keep the glans moist and not chapped, shriveled and dried, as would be the case in mutilated penises. Cut men have no idea of the loss of pleasure due to the loss of sensory feedback due to this babaric elective procedure, unless they elected to do so while healthy, in adulthood, post sexual experience.
It is not for no reason that circumcision “reversal” procedures are advertised with increasing frequency these days.
Europe, Australia is largely uncut. Half the males in the US have their penises mutilated. Not much of a difference in STD rates (the US might actually have higher numbers for HIV) between the three, and certainly not worth the loss in pleasure for the male for a risk which simple hygiene practices solve with no issue. But then, how will surgeons get their cut?
"...tip of the day"
I thought he went out of business. The people who bought the were too ashamed to pull them out, and wouldn’t pay their bills.
Is that you, Dr. Edell?
All I know is that I still have nightmares about my circumcision and I was only two days old and it was forty-five years ago.
Follow the $$$, its all about $$$, its a booming business for Hospitals and Mds. I had it done as a grown up, wish I hadn’t, sure it was great at first, especially when it was swollen, I felt like a porno star. Afterwards it was more of a nuisance, very sensitive to rubbing against loose underwear. I did it because I went with the recommendation of the family MD who referred me to a Urologist. Hey no big deal, it was virtually painless, just 3 days or so of a little discomfort but no pain at all. I miss my old one, but now I have a new look to break in. LOL!
I am 71, neve had a uti...teach them personal hygeine...it wworks
I am 71, neve had a uti...teach them personal hygeine...it works
Only had one patient that had a circ. as an adult...for him it was quite painful. I had seen babies sleep through their circ. but some scream bloody murder...maybe its in the skill of the one doing the removal..
They were teaching us this way back when I was in Nursing School-—longer ago than I care to think about.
It was as painful as a Colonoscopy. They put you out, you never feel a thing. They wrap it up in gauze after wards, a day or 2 later you don’t need the gauze, the stitches dissolve in about 10 days and you are pretty much normal again. I experienced no pain. But sensitivity? Big time.
A bit TMI
TMI, no its factual info coming from a former Army MSC officer.
I was that old too.
It was so traumatic I couldn't walk for a year.
Why did they accidentally cut the head off then sewed it back? :-)
“It is not for no reason that circumcision reversal procedures are advertised with increasing frequency these days.”
Hacking off functional parts of the penis does not make one civilised - all Muzzie males undergo the penis mutilation process, for instance.
Circumcision is only questionably justifiable for the uncivilised who cannot follow or be instilled in them a simple hygiene regimen of washing ther privates every once in a while. A man has higher chances of developing breast cancer than penile cancer, just to put things in perspective.
The Founding Fathers were all uncut and their generation was almost wholly uncut. Circumcision became popular in America after advocacy by that Kellogg nut, and as a preventative for syphilis - one more disease for the non-monogamous, adulterous, fornicating barbarians.
Rabbi Tuckman: I am Rabbi Tuckman, purveyor of sacramental wine and moyel extraordinaire.
Merry Men: ‘ello Rabbi!
Rabbi Tuckman: Hello boys!
Robin Hood: A moyel... I don’t believe I’ve ever heard of that profession.
Rabbi Tuckman: A moyel is a very important guy. He makes circumcisions.
Scarlet: What, pray tell, sir, is a circumcision?
Rabbi Tuckman: It’s the latest craze. The ladies love it!
Little John: I’ll take one!
Ahchoo: Hey, put me down for two!
Robin Hood: I’m game. How’s it done?
Rabbi Tuckman: It’s a snap.
[demonstrates with a carrot and a miniature guillotine]
Rabbi Tuckman: I take my machine here, I take your little thing, I put it through this hole, and then...
[releases the blade, cutting the end off the carrot]
Rabbi Tuckman: I nip the tip! Whose first?
Merry Men: [groan]
Little John: I changed me mind!
Ahchoo: I forgot, I already got one.
Blinkin: [puts his hand in the air] Question...
[Ahchoo pulls his arm down silencing him]
Rabbi Tuckman: I gotta start working with a younger crowd.
-Robin Hood Men In Tights(1993)
The government has no right to try and enforce circumcision because of perceived health risks, and this is what will eventually happen if the health-Nazis continue to get their way. This MIGHT cause you to become ill, so we will prevent it by force.
In terms of parents circumcising, I recognize there is a constitutional issue, in that you don’t have consent from the child before you carry out circumcision, and tradition or not, it is amputating part of the body that cannot be recovered easily (although this is changing). It’s hard to decide who has constitutional protection in this issue. Is it the parent? Or the child?
Definitely a topic that is going to come to the surface in the coming years. Interesting to debate.
The lefty government enforce circumcision? I would think the other way around, given their views on Israel and Jews in general.
So since you’re against it for any medical reason (however minuscule) do you believe that it should be banned even though it’s engrained in several large religions?
Anytime I see someone speak so voraciously against circumcision it always seems to me that they’re disguising their dislike of religion with ulterior arguments.
That’s the attitude! (And true.) ;-)
Nope. Muslims also practice it, and you know how we cannot dare to infringe upon Muslim rights. That would be a travesty.
Find faults in my argument. No sale with me on barbaric cultural practices, genital mutilation being the foremost example of its kind, both male and female. Imagine how these were performed just 120 years ago, when modern surgical practices were all but unknown - cutting with dirty knives, and sucking the blood by the mohel with his mouth - disgusting / abnormal rot!
Nature designed the penis with a protective, highly-innervated sheath for a purpose. Deal with it. It is unfair for a human being to have his sexual organs mutilated and diminished in qualitative function for a god, without his free will consent. There might even be some connection between sexually unsatisfied males (due to diminished pleasure from the amputation of the sensitive foreskin) and tendency to be polygamous / fornicative - quantity over quality, and all that.
Bet you can’t wait to stoke those ovens.
Means to an end. If the lefties here follow the European script, they will ban it for Muslims too.
Have a wonderful day!
The arrogance of humans who believe they have a better design than the one by the Creator.
Even when the Creator instructs something in particular?
Walk? Hell, I couldn't even talk........worst experience of my life!
Hear, hear! I do agree.
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My doctor doesn’t even charge for circumcisions. He just takes tips.
A few years ago I talked an Indian (from India) guy into getting the cut. He said he wanted to meet older women so I said he would need to be circumcised since American women prefer men that way. My Indian friend was reluctant so I told him not to think of it as circumcision but as “body sculpting.” That convinced him. He even called his mother long distance in India to joyously announce the news to her.
The wife of a former business partner was dissatisfied with their newborn son’s circumcision because she thought they didn’t take enough off, like it was a trip to the hair stylist or something. She had them do it *again.* I tried to advise her against it, the pain, the trauma, the potential complications. My former business partner just shrugged, looked away and went tonmake himself another drink. Been there already, I guess. She became combative and told me I didn’t know what I was talking about, that mothers just know these things, that it didn’t hurt.
It was one of the more amazingly idiotic conversations in which I’ve ever participated. Poor kid. He’s going to have painful sexual relations when that day arrives. At the risk of being too descriptive, that skin needs to be able to move, to have some elasticity. He’s going to bleed.
How stupid is that?
moses wasn’t right, circumcision was NO man’s idea. GOD was right.
I tried finding the old Franken & Davis where one of them (supposedly) has an inoperable brain tumor and came out for one last show and kept repeating the punchline "...he only took TIPS!"
(Franken is (alas!) from Minnesota; he his a good deal more lefty than Klobuchar, who has name recognition from her father, a long-time Star Tribune columnist...while in high school she did a 1500-mile bike ride over a few weeks or a month with her dad; I bet doing that helped her into Yale. Still don't know how Franken got into Harvard: and he became a poli-sci major at that.)
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