Circumcision, the removal of the foreskin of the penis, is usually a rapid and safe procedure when performed by an experienced urologist. The American Urological Association believes that circumcision performed on a newborn has potential medical benefits and advantages as well as disadvantages and risks.
The immediate risks to circumcision include bleeding, infection and penile injury in addition to poor cosmetic appearance. Some of these complications could demand surgical correction, but when performed on healthy newborn infants as an elective procedure, the incidence of serious difficulties remains extremely low.
Properly performed newborn circumcision prevents urinary tract infections and is associated with a decreased incidence of cancer of the penis among males in the United States. In addition, there is a connection between the foreskin and urinary tract infections in the newborn. Circumcision should be considered in detail taking into consideration the medical benefits and risks, as well as any ethnic, cultural, religious and individual preferences to the procedure.
Post Cirmcumcision Instructions
1: Keep the wound as clean and dry as possible for one(1) week.
2: You may shower three (3) days after removing the gauze dressing.
3: If your dressing is clear plastic, remove it in one (1) week by soaking in the bathtub.
4: Call the office if any increased swelling, pain, and fever develops after the first couple of days.