My baby boy's not born yet but I want to be prepared on what to expect when taking care of the circumcision wound. Any info would be great!
Asked by Anonymous at 6:20 PM on Dec. 12, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)
Get detailed aftercare instructions from the doctor who performs the surgery, as different methods can require different care. Different methods have different risks, so be sure to ask your doctor what possible problems you should look for. One of the most common complications from circumcision is adhesion (when the remaining foreskin reattaches to the head), which can occur weeks, months, or even a year later.Â To prevent this, it is recommended to pull back the remaining foreskin a few times a day every day for at least the first year after surgery.Â Adhesion can be painful and may require more surgery to fix, so prevention is important.
If you don't want to deal with all of that, you can skip the surgery. Then all you have to do at diaper changes is gently wipe off the outside of the foreskin (parents should NEVER pull it back when a boy is not circ'd). No gauze, no Vaseline, no worrying about adhesion.
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