When to Call a Doctor
Your son's penis will be
checked during routine
well-baby visits. But it is important to call your
doctor if your baby has problems after
Call your doctor right away if after circumcision:
- Your baby has a
- You see signs of infection of the penis or around the
circumcision site. Signs may include severe swelling and redness; a red streak
on the shaft of the penis; or a thick, yellow discharge.
- Your baby
bleeds more than the doctor said to expect or has a bloodstained area larger
than the size of a quarter on his diaper or on the circumcision site
- Your baby is very
fussy or cranky, has a high-pitched cry, or refuses to eat.
baby has not passed urine within 12 hours after the circumcision was
Plastibell device was used for the circumcision, call
your doctor if the ring has not fallen off after 10 to 12 days.
Who to See
Doctors who usually perform
circumcisions on infants include:
A urologist or surgeon normally will do circumcisions on
older infants, children, and adults.
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
January 26, 2012
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