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What to Expect Before, During, and After Circumcision

If you’re planning to have a circumcision, you may be wondering what the procedure involves. This article will go through the steps of the procedure, possible complications, and recovery time. You’ll also learn when a newborn can go home and drive. If your baby is still premature, he/she will not be circumcised until they are ready to leave the hospital. In general, however, the procedure is safe and effective.


A male can undergo a circumcision procedure with a local anaesthetic. The procedure may involve using the plastibell procedure in which a bell-shaped instrument is placed under the foreskin and pushed up against the penis. The penis can then be removed using scissors or scalpels. There are no contraindications to adult circumcision. However, some conditions may require a different procedure. A urologist should be consulted if a patient is experiencing an active infection or suspects that he or she may have penile cancer.

A newborn baby’s circumcision can be performed by a urologist, pediatrician, or obstetrician. A trained professional (called a mohel) separates the foreskin from the penis and performs it on the baby. To prevent infection, the child is usually given petroleum jelly to apply to their skin. This procedure usually takes about 10 minutes. The procedure can take several hours in the hospital.


While male circumcision can be performed safely, complications can occur. This article will explain what to expect before, during, and after circumcision. Many of these complications can be prevented, especially if you choose a physician who has a solid background in this field. An experienced physician can also offer guidance, counseling, comfort, and support to alleviate any anxieties or fears you may have.

Another reason for a lower success rate is inadequate training of practitioners. Non-medically trained practitioners may not be familiar with congenital malformations and may fail to recognize them. To prevent this, patients should be referred to a pediatric urologist. Tradition has shown that rural barbers performed ritual circumcision. Unqualified providers can cause serious damage to the penis such as the amputation of the eyes. Inexperienced providers may even amputation the whole shaft of the penis, requiring reconstructive expert reimplantation.


After a circumcision, bruising and swelling may occur. This is normal and should disappear within a few days if the surgeon has given his instructions. Bruising may be visible on the whole penis, but it should not be alarming. The bruising will disappear within a few weeks. You may feel some discomfort when you pass urine. If this happens, contact your doctor as soon as possible.

The wound will be covered with bandage for the first three days. The bandage should be changed every two hours. Avoid sleeping on your back or lying on your side. If you can, raise your knees so that you are in a more foetal posture. During this time, you should avoid sex. After circumcision, you should wait three to five business days before you can have sex.

Premature babies not circumcised until they’re ready to leave the hospital

Some infants won’t be circumcised until they are ready to go home. This is not unusual. Some babies, such as those born prematurely, may have penis defects or other conditions that may prevent circumcision. In some cases, the foreskin can be used in reconstructive surgery. These children must be monitored and cared after the surgery, regardless of their reason.

A healthcare provider will prepare the penis and foreskin by preparing the area with a local anesthetic. To ease pain, they may use acetaminophen or sugar solution. The penis will then be carefully cleaned and a plastic clamp may be attached to the foreskin to make the cut easier. The doctor will then remove the foreskin and expose the penis. After the circumcision, a petroleum jelly bandage may be placed over the penis to prevent discomfort from rubbing or sticking.