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A circumcision is a small procedure to remove the foreskin covering the head of the penis. This is often done for religious reasons.
Apart from the religious and cultural aspect, evidence has shown that circumcision can prevent balanitis and phimosis; it protects against penile cancer and may reduce the risk of cervical cancer in female sexual partners. Circumcision makes it easier to keep the end of the penis clean, which may in turn decrease the risk of urinary tract infections and some STD's in men.
Both parents must give consent for the procedure will go ahead. Consent will be obtained, prior to the procedure and once you have a full understanding of the process. Once parents have signed consent, a local anaesthetic cream will be applied to the penis area, to reduce the feeling from the injection. The child will then be taken to clinical room where the small operation will be preformed with the GP and a assistant. Parents are NOT allowed to be present during operation. The foreskin will be loosened and retracted from the head of the penis and the correct size plastibell measured and placed over the glans. The foreskin will be replaced over the head of the penis and over the plastibell and affixed with a thread. The foreskin is then removed. The use of haemostatic products are used, to prevent the unlikely even of heavy bleeding and to eliminate the need for sutures. The procedure takes no longer then 10minutes.
No, combined the anaesthetic cream and anaesthetic injected this blocks any pain your child may have felt.
After local anaesthesia, the foreskin is retracted back to expose the penis head. Plastibell Ring(comes in multiple sizes) will be places over the head and secured in place with a thread. The foreskin is then removed. A small area of foreskin will be left and will later come away with the Plastibell ring and thread. It is normal for the string to change colour and present as black.
It is very normal in the first nappy after the circumcision to see a little bit of blood, this will just be from where the procedure was performed. The baby may seem very unsettled, or cry as the area can stay numb up to 8hours after the procedure. We advise parents to wait 12 hours before giving salt water baths. Nappy cream can be used a barrier to stop the nappy from sticking to the wound.
Allow air to get to the area as this will help with healing time (when changing nappy leave it open for bit longer)
It is very normal for initial swelling and yellow crust to format around the incision area. The plastibell (plastic ring) will fall off after 7-10days. It can take anything up to 4weeks for the penis to return to normal shape.