Penile cancer can occur on the scar. In some cases, the scar can form a tight constricted ring causing preputial stenosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Penile carcinoma in circumcised men is a distinct disease commonly following nonclassic vigorous circumcision. Delayed diagnosis and deferring surgical treatment are associated with increased mortality.
A circumcision scar can involve more than aesthetics. Sometimes penile cancer develops on or around the scar. Two pathologists who studied complications of circumcision reported that tissue analysis of the scar revealed “amputation neuromas,” a tumor or mass growing on the ends of amputated nerve fibers that can cause pain, as well as a “bulbous collection of variably-sized neurites” (nerve endings). Because of mounting evidence that circumcision not only reduces sexual sensation, but also may cause lifelong sexual and emotional harm, the British Medical Association determined in 2006 that “this surgical procedure (circumcision) has medical and psychological risks.” Among those risks are necrotizing fasciitis (“flesh-eating bug”), cellulitis, phimosis (tightness or constriction of the orifice of the prepuce, urinary fistulas (abnormal passages in the urinary tract) and impotence. Some have argued that circumcision predisposes the infant male’s brain to violence and has a negative effect on maternal bonding and trust. The British Journal of Urology (Cold CJ, Taylor JR, The prepuce, Vol. 83, Suppl.1:34-44, January 1999) recommends that circumcision be avoided and that “removal of normal genital anatomy in children and infants should be deferred until the individual can make an informed decision.”
Based on our cases and the literature, it is prudent to conclude that circumcision, even when performed neonatally, does not offer absolute protection against invasive penile cancer.
Ouch! Scar ripping and bleeding
Long-term possible adverse outcomes (physical) include: skin tags; skin bridges; prominent scarring (keloid scar formation); tight, painful erections; bleeding of the circumcision scar during prolonged intercouse (constituting an efficient portal of entry for HIV among other viruses); penile curvature due to uneven skin loss; skin tone variance; progressive sensitivity loss (progressive keratinization of the glans-surface); excessive/painful stimulation or prolonged exaggerated thrusting needed to achieve orgasm; beveling deformities of the glans.
A man’s journey recovering from his infant circumcision. Warning there are pictures
I looked, I read, and I learned. I found out that what was wrong with my body–that the reason that my penis hurt so much was not a birth defect but rather a surgical mistake. What was wrong was caused by a surgery, and it was called a “skin bridge,” or more specifically, a trauma-induced balano-preputial adhesion. I learned that my complication was the direct result of my parents needlessly paying some stranger to royally screw up my genitals with a knife.
Men like me exist in misery, but are marginalized. Even more indignation stems from the fact that a few doctors know that damage like ours happens, but still continue this practice. Their willingness to continue to recommend circumcision means that people like me are treated as “acceptable losses or risks.” I am a human being in pain, and not just some unrecorded number.
Someone wrote this on a discussion forum. I asked for a link to that info.