Please read the following information to learn about the surgery and how you can help. This surgery is done on boys who did not receive a circumcision when they were newborns. For most children, circumcision is usually not medically necessary, but there are a variety of religious, social and cultural reasons why parents may choose to circumcise their sons.
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During a circumcision, the foreskin skin that covers the tip of the penis is removed. The procedure takes only about 5 to 20 minutes. Using a local anesthetic medicine that numbs only a small, specific part of the body makes the procedure less painful.
Before your child can be discharged from the hospital, he must be able to drink liquids and keep them down without vomiting. Once he is doing this, he may have a light diet for the remainder of the evening, such as toast, soup, crackers, jello, etc. He may have his usual diet the day after surgery.
Circumcision of baby boys is an optional surgical procedure to remove the layer of skin called the foreskin or the prepuce that covers the head glans of the penis. It is most often done during the first few days after birth. Parents who decide to circumcise their newborn boys often do so for religious, social or cultural reasons.
This often causes a sore throat, which can be quite painful. This typically goes away in the first day. If this bothers your child, we suggest cold drinks and soft foods.
In an uncircumcised penis, a fold of skin foreskin covers the head of the penis. If your baby isn't circumcised, simply wash his penis with nonirritating soap and water during each bath. There's no need to use cotton swabs or special cleansers.
Some children may develop foreskin problems. Many of these issues either go away on their own or with the help of prescription medicine. Proper foreskin care is the best way to prevent many of these issues. Other foreskin problems, such as an accidental injury are more serious.
It is important to look after your child's penis and foreskin to keep it healthy and prevent redness, pain and infection. The foreskin is the loose skin covering the head glans of the penis. The foreskin cannot be retracted pulled back from the head of the penis in most newborns, but over time the foreskin separates and is able to be retracted.
Penile inflammatory skin conditions such as balanitis and posthitis are common, especially in uncircumcised males, and feature prominently in medical consultations. The accumulation of yeasts and other microorganisms under the foreskin contributes to inflammation of the surrounding penile tissue. The clinical presentation of inflammatory penile conditions includes itching, tenderness, and pain. Penile inflammation is responsible for significant morbidity, including acquired phimosis, balanoposthitis, and lichen sclerosus.