Phimosis surgery, such as circumcision or preputioplasty, can typically be performed on individuals with a history of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, the presence of an STI may impact the timing and approach to the surgery. Here are some considerations:
- STI Treatment: Before undergoing phimosis surgery, it is essential to ensure that any active STI is adequately treated and resolved. Performing surgery while an active STI is present may increase the risk of complications and interfere with the healing process.
- Timing: The timing of phimosis surgery may be adjusted based on the individual’s STI history and treatment. Healthcare providers may recommend waiting until the infection is fully treated and cleared before proceeding with surgery.
- Prevention: Practicing safe sex and using barrier methods, such as condoms, can help prevent the transmission of STIs both before and after phimosis surgery. Individuals should discuss safe sexual practices and STI prevention with their healthcare provider.
- Communication: It’s crucial to communicate openly with your healthcare provider about your STI history and any ongoing concerns. They can assess your specific situation and provide guidance on when it is safe and appropriate to undergo phimosis surgery.