The penis will swell after the procedure. The penis will swell in the area between the line of circumcision and the ridge at the top of the penis. This area has a different skin color, often pink. Swelling will increase for the first few days and gradually subside over the following month. It may take up 6 months for swelling to disappear completely.
Premature babies are usually not circumcised before 10 days. However, there are some special circumstances that may prevent them from having the procedure. It may not be possible for a child with an abnormal penis to be circumcised. In such a case, the foreskin may be used for reconstructive surgery. Although most premature babies do not experience pain during the circumcision, some infants may have a slight feeling of discomfort after the procedure. A baby will be given acetaminophen to help alleviate any discomfort after the operation. It is also common to swaddle the child during the procedure, which can reduce the amount of stress and discomfort the baby may experience.
Although every circumcision has its risks, it is a common procedure that should be done promptly. The risks of circumcision are small compared to the benefits of the procedure. A botched job can cause serious bleeding and infection, or even lead to death. Parents should contact their physician if their baby has an excessive amount of bleeding, has a fever, or does not urinate within eight hours. If you notice any bleeding after the circumcision, call your doctor immediately. Your pediatrician should be contacted if your baby’s redness extends to the stomach or a black/blue coloration in his penis.
The first day after your child’s circumcision, you should avoid vigorous activity and heavy lifting until the wound heals completely. The next day, you can bathe your child, but not before you have taken triple antibiotic ointment to the incision site. After a week, you can resume a light exercise program and begin to walk lightly. You should also clean the area daily, including after bowel movements, and liberally apply petroleum jelly.
Discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor if your child has been circumcised. Some parents choose to circumcise their children for religious or cultural reasons. However, if you are considering circumcision for your child, make sure you counsel the family about the risks and benefits of the procedure. Avoid pushing the procedure on an uninformed child. Discuss any complications with your pediatrician prior to making a final decision.
Your penis will swell after a circumcision. The swelling will be most noticeable between the cut edge and the ridge of your penis’ head. The circumcision area will be pink. The swelling will last for a few days and then will decrease over the next month. It may take up to six months for your skin to heal completely. You will have to watch for redness, pus, and a crust around the tip of your penis.
Generally, a bandage will cover the area around the penis for a few days, protecting the sutures. The bandage will usually fall off naturally with time. The style of circumcision will affect the length of the bandage. The bandage is light enough to not feel on your skin and will not restrict your ability to walk normally. Healing time after circumcision after 10 days
Penile adhesion can develop after circumcision. This is caused by the skin sticking to the penis shaft. If too much foreskin remains on the penis after circumcision, skin bridges can develop. Additionally, fat on the pubis can push the skin toward the glans. This can lead to the patient experiencing discharge from trapped materials.
If penile adhesions persist after circumcision, your doctor can perform a simple procedure to separate them. Skin bridges can often be separated in an outpatient office visit, after a local anesthetic is applied. Sometimes, additional surgery is required to separate thick skin bridges. In these cases, your doctor may perform skin division under local anesthesia in an operating room. Skin stretching can also be used to treat cicatrix.
Infections following circumcision after 10 days is rare. They are usually caused by a foreign object or a disruption to the skin barrier. This is particularly true for babies who are circumcised via the Plastibell device, and must be treated promptly. Although infections are rare, they can be serious because newborns are immunocompromised and can develop severe complications. Some infections can lead to fatal outcomes such as necrotizing fasciitis and gangrene.
The head of the penis can feel raw for several days after the surgery. A yellow whitish film may form around the head of the penis after a few days. This is normal and will disappear within one week. Some patients have discovered that the tape can be removed by itself if it is not wet. If you notice yellow discharge after circumcision, it is important to contact your doctor immediately.