There are several options for circumcision for both boys and girls. In hospitals, the procedure is
usually performed within 48 hours of birth, while in birth centers, the baby can wait for up to two
weeks. Parents can choose from a variety of methods, including local anaesthetic and Jewish
mohel. In both cases, the child should be under general or local anaesthetic. A pediatrician or a
Jewish Mohel can perform home circumcisions.
After the circumcision procedure, the penis may be swollen for several days. Some bleeding
may occur and a thin yellow film may form over the site. This film will gradually dissolve after a
few days. In most cases, you will be able to return to school or work the day after your
circumcision. However, it is best to avoid straddling for at least a few more days. Your baby may
experience intermittent crying and a change in sleeping and feeding patterns.
Another option is the Mogen clamp, where a metal shield is placed over the prepuce. The shield
is machined on the underside, which allows for easy replacement. The prepuce will be placed
between a metal plate and a bell. A tensioning bars is hooked under the T shape of the
metalplate. The metal shield holds the foreskin in place during the procedure. The prepuce is
then removed with a scalpel after it is strangulated.
In a healthy infant, the circumcision procedure poses minimal risks. If the physician performs it by
using sterile equipment, the risk of complications is less than one percent. It is important that
minor complications can occur in 5 percent to 6 percent of circumcised men. These can be
caused by infection, bleeding, and failure to remove enough skin. Infection is the most common
side effect, and petroleum jelly can be applied to alleviate the discomfort.
The procedure can be performed by any male. However, it is best to have it done within the first
few months of birth or shortly thereafter. The procedure is performed while the child remains
awake. Anesthesia is also recommended for older kids, as there is less risk of damage the
penis. Anesthesia is not recommended for older children as they may be more aware of their
sexual organs, and may be afraid of having their circumcisions performed.
While a young boy’s foreskin is typically attached to the penis glans until he reaches puberty,
premature pulling of the foreskin can damage the fragile tissues and leave scarring. The foreskin
may be able to retract during the first two years before puberty. There are adhesions between
the glans of the penis and the inner layer of the foreskin, which will separate over the first fifteen
years of life.
Baby will often be fussy for several weeks after a circumcision. The doctor will give specific
instructions on how to care for and comfort the baby, including changing his diaper. Most babies
heal within 7-10 days. It is important that you follow the instructions as your baby’s penis might
be slightly reddened after the procedure. The doctor will discuss how the baby’s recovery will be
In addition to preventing infection of the urinary tract in infants, circumcision also has risks.
However, bleeding and infection risks are very low. Any bleeding or infection should be treated
by a doctor. Additionally, there is a possibility of a wound infection if the procedure is done
incorrectly. Increased bleeding can be reduced by using sterile techniques and following-up
visits. If the procedure has been performed by a skilled practitioner, the risks of complications
are significantly reduced.
The procedure of circumcision involves removing foreskin from penis. The medical staff will use
medication or numbing cream to numb the area around your penis. They will then use a scalpel
to remove the foreskin. After the circumcision, an antibiotic cream or petroleum jelly is applied to
it. Finally, the penis is wrapped with gauze. The procedure takes approximately an hour. The
penis will heal in seven days.