What You Should Know About the Circumcision Procedure

The actual circumcision procedure can be performed in a relatively painless manner, however, the recovery process can take up to six week. Your child will need special care after the wound has healed. During this time, the doctor will explain the risks and benefits of the procedure. The doctor will meet with the anesthesia and surgical teams to discuss the procedure. It is important that you carefully follow all instructions, especially regarding anaesthesia, after the procedure. 

The procedure takes approximately five to twenty minutes. It can be done while you wait for your baby to leave the hospital. You will need to be sedated and positioned in a padded restraint chair while your healthcare provider works on your baby. The doctor will use a scalpel in order to remove the prepuce. It will then be flushed with the forceps. You may be asked to remove your prepuce prior or after the circumcision. 

The procedure is safe for most men, and they are generally healthy. A rare condition called paraphimosis occurs when the foreskin is pulled too far and causes a constriction of the glans. The most common causes for this condition are elderly men who have had catheters inserted into their penis. While it is not a common complication of circumcision, doctors will attempt to manipulate the foreskin back over the glans. Ultimately, a circumcision may be the best option for these patients. 

A newborn’s circumcision can be done in a doctor’s office or a hospital nursery. Local anesthetic is injected near the base of the penis before the circumcision procedure. To remove the foreskin at the tip, a scalpel and surgical scissors are used. The stitches will dissolve in two or three weeks. You will need to ensure that your baby is stable and able to clean the wound. 

Most infants can be circumcised during neonatal. There may be some bleeding in newborns after the procedure. Your doctor will likely use a suture or pressure dressing to stop the bleeding. An improperly placed clamp can injure the glans or urethra, though these are relatively rare. Younger babies are at lower risk of bleeding after circumcision than older children. You should ensure that the practitioner is not only sterile but also uses the correct technique. Follow up appointments with your doctor can also prevent increased bleeding.