Numerous benefits can be derived from circumcision. The procedure does not affect penis, and bacteria is less likely to migrate up urethra. This helps prevent urinary tract infections in infancy, and some studies show that a baby with a circumcised penis has a lower risk of developing these infections than one without it. Also, the risk of kidney inflammation or scarring is reduced. The protective effect of circumcision may continue into adulthood.
The procedure of circumcision is done outpatient and requires only one hospital visit. The procedure is usually done on a day-patient basis. You will need the child to come to the hospital the day before the operation. Your baby will be kept in the hospital for several additional hours. The surgeon will use anesthesia and a Gomco clamp for the procedure. After the operation, the penis will be ring-shaped. The penis will then be covered with gauze for seven to 10 days.
The newborn will be sedated after the procedure. The child will be given a pacifier and sugar water to calm them during the circumcision. To numb penis, a topical sedative will be applied to the child. To prevent any discomfort or pain, the doctor will give the baby an epinephrine gel.
The procedure is usually done in one day. This means that the baby will not need to stay over night in the hospital. The baby will be prohibited from drinking before the procedure. You will receive a letter explaining the process and the potential risks. The surgeon will perform the procedure and provide all details. Before you undergo the procedure, you will need to sign a consent agreement. A consent form will be provided to you if you decide to have your child circumcised.
Parents are allowed to remain with their baby during the procedure. The parents can sing lullabies or keep the baby’s eyes close to the operating area. The baby may be fussy for a few weeks after the procedure. Make sure you are always on top of your baby. The penis will feel swollen and sore. It will take seven to 10 days for the wound to heal. Once the surgery is completed, you can continue feeding your baby as usual.
The blood supply to babies is cut during circumcision. After the baby’s foreskin is removed, it may be fussy for several day. After the surgery, the penis will be sore and swollen. The procedure can take up seven days. A postoperative period may occur to the penis. After surgery, the child may not be able sleep in bed.
Baby’s will be fussy and irritable during the first few days after surgery. After surgery, the baby should not be held or cradled. The baby should be kept warm and clean for seven to ten more days. The penis will become swollen and sore after the circumcision. The doctor will then remove the ring and the baby will be discharged the next day.
In general, circumcisions are done in an outpatient setting. The child will be able eat and drink that day and not need to stay at home overnight. Before the procedure, the doctor will apply numbing cream to the child’s face. Afterwards, he or she will perform the procedure. The child will be monitored for the next few days to make sure it heals properly. There are risks associated with circumcision but it is still a common medical procedure.
There are many benefits to circumcision, but there are also drawbacks. The American Academy of Pediatrics has long been neutral on the issue, despite its widespread negative effects. The AAP has held a neutral position on the issue for the past decade. However, the AAP’s latest position will assure parents and children that this procedure is safe and effective. Despite the negative reputation, the procedure can be safely performed on a baby.