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Infection Control During Circumcision

With any procedure, it is important to know what complications are possible. Proper education and preparation before a procedure are important to minimize the possibility of a poor outcome.

It also helps patients and their families make informed decisions and aid with recognition of problems if and when they occur.

When infection does occur, your medical professional should identify and treat it promptly.

Infections in the younger age groups can become serious problems, especially for newborns and infants who are relatively immune deficient.

Gentle Circumcision provides patients and families—depending on the age of the patient himself—with a guide for monitoring for signs of infection following the circumcision procedure as well as with aftercare instructions and frequently asked questions and concerns.

Normal Side Effects

It is important to remember some symptoms you may experience are part of the normal healing process:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Small spots of blood
  • A yellow-whitish film may develop in the first few weeks after surgery. This film is not pus, and it is not a sign of severe infection. It is a common sign of the healing process.
  • Itchiness of the suture area is also a normal part of healing.

Help is available 24 hours a day in emergencies.

Babies

For newborn and older babies, you should notify the clinic when:

  • There are no wet diapers in 12 hours of the procedure
  • Swelling worsens after 3 days
  • Fever of 101 degrees F or greater
  • Pain not relieved by Tylenol
  • Continuous oozing of blood from the wound site
  • The plastic ring does not fall off in 7 days

Children

For kids, you should notify the clinic when:

  • Your son is bleeding continuously
  • Swelling increases after 3 days
  • The plastic ring does not fall off in 10 days
  • You notice foul-smelling discharge
  • Fever of 101 degrees F or greater

Teens

For teens, you should notify the clinic when:

  • You son is bleeding continuously
  • Swelling increases after 3 days
  • Fever of 101 degrees F or greater
  • You notice foul-smelling discharge

Adults

For Adults, you should notify the clinic when:

  • There is significant bleeding
  • There is severe swelling
  • Fever of 101.5 degrees F or greater
  • You have difficulty urinating

Potential Risks

Like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks to having a circumcision. Although rare, complications such as meningitis, necrotizing fasciitis, gangrene, and sepsis have all been reported due to infected circumcision sites.

  • Follow the aftercare guide.
  • Keep the mandatory follow up appointment.
  • Communicate with Gentle Circumcision Clinic staff, so the healing process goes smoothly.

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Gentle Circumcision is the most affordable clinic experience with advanced pain management with local anesthesia included in the cost.

Consultations and procedures are performed in one visit to keep the cost low.

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