Circumcision Procedure in Infants:
Infant circumcision has different types of procedures. These procedures ensure that the baby does not suffer excessive pain or discomfort. While there are differences the following steps are common in all of them:
- The first step:
An assistant either hold the baby or place it into a circumcision brace.
- The second step:
A doctor will use a clamp to prevent bleeding and then they will cut the foreskin with a scalpel.
- The third and final step:
Involves applying an antibiotic ointment or petroleum jelly to the wound and covering it with protective gauze.
In another method of circumcision, a plastic cup is placed underneath the foreskin but over the end of the penis. A doctor ties a suture around the foreskin and the circulation is cut off. They will then remove the foreskin with a scalpel. Another option is to leave the cup on until the foreskin falls off by itself.
The recovery period for circumcision is around 7–10 days. In that time, parents and other caregivers need to take some measures to treat the wound and reduce the chance of complications.
The baby may cry at irregular intervals after circumcision. Their sleeping and feeding patterns may alter.
If your baby has pain after the procedure, please seek advice from a medical professional.
Information for Parents:
If you are unsure of your decision about circumcision, talk to your baby’s healthcare provider. Ask for any and all information about the medical benefits and risks of circumcision.
Benefits of circumcision:
Circumcised boys have a lesser likelihood of getting penile cancer later in life.
Fewer chances of suffering from HIV and HPV infections.
He will be safe from urinary tract infections during childhood.
Women who partner with men who were circumcised are less likely to get cervical cancer.
Risks of circumcision:
It is a painful procedure.
Whatever problems result from the surgery are usually minor and rare. However, serious complications can and do occur, such as:
- Too much bleeding in the area.
- Excess skin removal.
- Side effects from the method or medication that is used for pain relief.
- Younger babies have a lesser risk of complications than older children.
To minimize the risks, the procedure must be performed by a trained and experienced practitioner using a sterile technique.
Should You Get Your Male Infant Circumcised:
Circumcision is done on infants for various reasons. It could be for medical reasons, cultural or religious purposes. Whatever your reason is, before you make the decision to get your child circumcised you have to decide if the benefits outweigh the risks.
If you want to get your child circumcised come to the Chennai Circumcision Clinic. We have many years of experience in circumcising infants and promise to handle and treat your baby boy with tender love and care.