Looking To Get Circumcised In New York City

Growing up uncut in a circumcised culture, I've always felt different from those around me.  I have a really nice uncut ****, and I think it looks fine the way it is, but I find it uncomfortable for several reasons: the foreskin and glans easily get irritated during sex or when I **********; I sometimes get a little inflammation of the head or foreskin; I had a squamous cell carcinoma removed from the area around my urethra about 10 years ago; and no matter what anyone says, and how carefully I wash myself in the shower in the morning, by afternoon my **** has an unpleasant fishy smell.  So I know that some people are very content with being uncircumcised, but I've decided, after all these many years, that I'd like to have a circumcision.  What clinched it for me was my dermatologist a few months, when I went to see him because of some inflammation of the foreskin.  He said, you've got another 40 years to go, give or take, and don't you want to not have to worry about these problems anymore?  I hadn't thought about it that way, but I think this guy was right.   So I'd like to get it done, and I know there are plenty of urologists in New York who'll do it, but I'm concerned about getting it done so that it comes out looking good.  Does anyone know of a urologist in New York City who would pay particular attention to the cosmetic result of the procedure?  I know about Dr. Cornell in Atlanta, but I dont want to travel to Atlanta for this and pay out of pocket, when I know I can get reimbursed by my health plan if I do it in NY.  Any advice would be appreciated.


uncutnyc uncutnyc
46-50, M
3 Responses Feb 14, 2010

I used to clean frequently as you seem to do, and in my experience it made for stronger odor. Might have something to do with the 3,000-4,000 species of bacteria that have evolved along with our bodies. We soap and sanitize, and possibly what we're doing is throwing them out of balance.<br />
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Body odor is natural. Sniff a girl down there a few hours after her last wash and experience it for yourself. ;-)<br />
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Organic beings like us will never be fragrance-free. That's no excuse for not bathing. But before you do something irreversible (circumcision), perhaps you could try not washing so frequently, and never using soap. We don't soap other membranes (inside the eyelids or vulva), so why soap under the foreskin? You might get more comfortable with the body you have, rather than altering it in ways you may not end up liking at all.

We have 3 issues here. 1) skin irritation, 2) squamous cell carcinoma, 3) smell. <br />
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1) As for the skin irritation of the foreskin and glans, it's probably contact dermatitis, caused by some sort of environmental substance. Yes, it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause, and even if it's not contact dermatitis, the is easily treated. I can not imagine why a dermatologist would recommend surgical removal of the affected tissue, and so I recommend a second opinion. In fact, I'd see a urologist and dermatologist. Dermatologists deal with genital rashes all day. Recommending circumcision is just plain odd.<br />
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2) Removing any tissue will reduce your risk of neoplasm. I'm not an expert, but I'd guess that the risk of any recurrence would be highest in the area around the urethral meatus since that's where the last lesion was. The foreskin is a more common site than the base of the shaft, but I'd consult an experienced urologist.<br />
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3) Smell. I think this is probably your most valid reason. You're an adult. If you don't like the way your penis smells, you can get it snipped. Just be sure you're aware of the possible complications and risks, both short-term and long-term.

yeah, see another doctor, im circumcised and i tell you if you get it done in adulthood, it will ruin your sex life forever, luckily for me i had it done pre-teen years, its an irriversable operation, find another solution, its probably a fungus infection anyway