A healthcare provider will prepare your penis for circumcision by attaching a surgical drape to
your baby’s body. This will make the penis visible during the procedure and sterilize it. To make
it easier to remove the foreskin, a plastic clamp can be attached to the penis. The healthcare
provider will then remove any excess foreskin from your penis and expose the tip. The
healthcare provider will then apply petroleum jelly or an ointment to the area and cover it with
The extra foreskin can be strangled by a healthcare provider. This will compress the foreskin and
allow for its normal removal. This type of bandage does not require any stitches or dressing, and
the child’s penis is not damaged during the procedure. The penis must be cleaned daily by
parents, especially after bowel movements. Petroleum jelly can be used to prevent the gauze
dressing sticking to the skin.
The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. The procedure will be more
comfortable for the boy if he is asleep. A suture is used to secure the penis to the remaining
skin. The stitches will disintegrate in 7-10 days. After that, the boy will feel no pain. It can take
two to three days for the wounds to heal. The type of anesthetic administered and the
patientâ€TMs age will impact the time taken to heal.
After circumcision, the penis may be swollen and contain some yellow fluid. This is normal. The
size of your penis will determine the recovery time. The procedure takes approximately 10
minutes. General anesthesia is used for older boys. The process can be more complicated and
recovery times may be longer. Additionally, complications later in life are more likely. The penis
will be fully recovered in 7-10 days.
The risk of complications arising from circumcision increases with age. This is particularly true
during mini-puberty. It begins at four weeks and lasts for three years. The hormonal process
increases penile size, and vascularity. This is the likely cause of bleeding during circumcision.
These risks are low, but the procedure can still cause complications. These risks depend on
many factors. A thorough preoperative evaluation is crucial in order to minimize the potential
risks. A pediatric urologist should perform the circumcision procedure.
Some circumcision complications are preventable, or can be managed with proper postoperative
care. The most common complications are bleeding along the edges of the skin between the
sutures. It can also be caused by a bleeding clot being dislodged or a cautery. Although bleeding
may require additional surgery, most cases of post-circumcision blood loss can be treated with
silver nitrate and direct pressure. If bleeding persists, you will need to have a hematologic exam.
In some cases, the opening of the penis is restricted and the penis cannot retract. This is called
“phimosis”. A child in such cases will need to be circumcised later in life. The procedure will be
performed by a doctor under general anesthesia. The doctor will perform the procedure using
surgical scissors and a scalpel. The doctor will close it with dissolvable stitches. These stitches
should dissolve within two to three weeks.
Another problem associated with circumcision is balanoposthitis. Balanoposthitis is
characterized by redness and a release of pus from the area between the foreskin (and the
glans). The penis might also be swollen. This condition affects 3 to 10% of boys but is rarely
severe enough for circumcision. If balanoposthitis persists, a doctor may prescribe medication.
The type of penis determines the recovery time for a newborn following a circumcision
procedure. Some babies are more sensitive than others to pain and may become fussy after the
procedure. The doctor will also give instructions on how to minimize discomfort during this time.
After the procedure, a baby may feel slightly reddened. However, this will resolve within 7 to 10
business days. Your baby can be left with a doctor for a few hours after the procedure.