General

Painless Circumcision

Parents want their child to be circumcised in a painless manner. There are several ways to
achieve a painless circumcision. Local anesthesia is also an option. After anesthesia wears off,
some babies experience no discomfort. Some babies may fuss for as long as 24 hours.
Xylocaine, which can be used in the same way as dentists, is the most common type.
For newborns, it takes approximately five to ten minutes to circumcise. For adults, however, it
can take a little longer. The healing process can take anywhere from five to seven days to up to
one week. Anesthesia is not recommended for children under 10 years old. Most children can go
home the same day of surgery and return to activity the following day. If your child needs more
time to recover, you should avoid strenuous physical activity for about two weeks.
A painless circumcision may also help protect infants from urinary tract infections.
Uncircumcised males have a greater chance of developing a UTI during their lifetime than those
who are circumcised. Uncircumcision is also associated with penile cancer. It is more fatal than
other cancers, and requires penile amputation. A circumcised child has a 15 to sixty percent
reduced risk of prostate cancer.
A painless circumcision can significantly reduce the risk of developing local skin infections such
as phimosis. These infections can lead to kidney stones or UTIs. UTIs (urinary tract infections)
and urinary tube infections (urine tract infections) are other risks associated to circumcision.
These infections can cause damage to the bladder, kidneys, bladder and tubes that let urine out
of the body. Additionally, circumcision doesn’t increase the risk of infection in the foreskin.
PrePex, an alternative to traditional male circumcision, is painless and can be used for adult
male circumcision. It requires no injected anesthesia, no sutures, and is performed with the help
of a trained nurse. The procedure takes just five minutes and the patient will return for one week.
The only invasive part is the removal of the foreskin. The procedure is very painless and can be
completed in a matter of minutes.
One in every 500 circumcisions results in some bleeding. A small number of these circumcisions
result in stitches or repeat surgery. Patients suffering from bleeding disorders should
immediately seek medical attention. One in four thousand circumcisions is affected by a
generalized infection. Local infections are typically minor and part of the healing process. A
serious medical condition that requires hospitalization is rare and unlikely to occur in the course
of circumcision. The procedure is not painful but there is a risk.
Both men and women can feel less anxious by a painless circumcision. To perform the
procedure, a well-trained physician must be present. A ring device is placed around your penis
during the procedure. This prevents the skin from growing and allows it to die within a few hours.
The patient is then able resume normal activities. Every few days, the bandages are changed.
After one week, the stitches will fall off on their own.
Dr. McAuliff created a technique that is safe, quick, and almost painless. The doctor uses
Tylenol as well as a sugar solution to soothe the child’s pain. These methods have been proven
to reduce infant pain perception. Other pain management options include topic numbing lotion,
calming music and long-acting regional anesthetic. If you have a child who is not cooperative,
you might want to find a doctor that specializes in painless circumcision.

Although painless circumcision has many benefits, it is not perfect. Even so, it is still not without
risks. There are potential complications and the ring could impinge. The device can also cause
bleeding and dysuria. You should also be aware that a Plastibell device can cause complications
during circumcision. This includes ring separation. You also run the risk of infection and the ring
could fall off during surgery.
HIV infection is less likely when you circumcise. HIV enters through the penis’ vulnerable inner
lining. Sores anywhere on the penis are an ideal place for the virus. While there are still risks
associated with circumcision, the risks are minimal and safe. Additionally, circumcision provides
significant protection against sexually transmitted disease. A circumcised baby has a lower
chance of contracting syphilis.