Risk of death from circumcision

Patient

Q: I am a 12 year old boy and going to have my foreskin removed in an operation, I am only allergic to Penicillin. I know it will only be put to sleep for a short time. I am a healthy kid, what are the odds of my dying during surgery? I am very worried!

Doctor

A:   The operation you are going to have is called a Circumcision. It is a very common operation. There is no risk of dying from a circumcision operation. I am sure you will be fine. Good Luck!

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