Parents often wonder if their child should get circumcised. They think that a baby circumcision may need to be seen by a doctor if the bleeding is too much or if the ring has moved on to the shaft of the penis. Doctors say they won’t recommend medical treatment for a newborn unless there are medical issues. However, parents often think that if the bleeding is more than a couple of drops, but is accompanied by pain and other uncomfortable symptoms that the child does need to be seen.
The doctor will remove the excess bandage and place stitches in the wound. He may also prescribe medication. After he places the bandage back on, the normal circumcision healing process begins. Normally, healing takes about 7 to 10 days. Your baby will start to heal in a week. Most scabs will be gone within a month.
A plastic ring will usually fall off in between 7 and 14 days (average 10). Your little boy or girl will feel slight discomfort around the head of the penis. They might even be bleeding. There will be small pieces left over tissue for several days. These will be small enough so that you can remove them with tweezers.
The doctor will tell the patient that the small amount of tissue left for a few days is normal. If it bleeds it may be an indication that he has taken too much during the procedure. Keeping the area soft with an ointment will stop on its own or with a few days. If they are properly done, the stitches can be pulled out by themselves or you can have them removed.
The “ring” will not turn red if it is left on for more than 14 days. Everyone can see a small red band around the head. A “pin”, which is a pin, can be easily removed on its own or with some scrubbing. A “pin”, however, does not stay on for longer than 14 days.
You should minimize any crying and pain by applying petroleum jelly (such as Zantac) and by using an ice pack on the head. After three days of this type of treatment, you can reduce any crying and pain by applying petroleum jelly (such Zantac). Apply an ointment layer to the incision line. After two weeks, you should feel less pain and more joy. Use an icepack on the scalp and at the incision.
After three days, your doctor will probably prescribe you topical antibiotics to be used for one week to treat the infection. There should be no more than 4 weeks of genital bleeding. After that, you should stop taking the medications and wait another week. After four weeks you should again start taking topical antibiotics. The doctor might decide that your infection has resolved in a few months. In this case, you will be given another injection of antibiotics.
Also, be sure to take precautions if the doctor advises you to use stitches. Use warm water, soap, and gauze to clean the wound. Keep the wound clean as much as possible. Don’t use any detergent or soap on it. This could lead to a bacterial infections. The incision should be kept dry if possible. You should avoid any gauze or scratching, and if possible, minimize friction between the wound and clothes.
The doctors will replace the plastic ring if it falls off between seven and fourteen day. Acclimatization refers to this process. Acclimatization involves keeping the area soft. To do this, you will need to put a piece of tissue around the incision line. Within one week, the area should heal and the bandage will be taken off.
Circumcision Healing – When Do I Go Home? Individuals will vary in how long it takes to heal from circumcision. Normal healing takes between three and ten days. Normal circulation will occur with minimal blood in the urine. During the first few days following the operation, pain may be felt.
If you decide not to keep the bandage, If your baby isn’t bleeding, you can easily remove the bandage with little or no pain. However, removing it will allow the doctor to examine the skin around the wound more thoroughly. A dermatologist will typically recommend that the bandage should be removed if it isn’t obvious or if it is causing irritation. He will also recommend an ointment that’s steroid-based, rather than a topically applied antibiotic cream or numbing agents.