Circumcision is a simple procedure most often done in the nursery before a baby boy goes home from the hospital, if the family has chosen to have it done. Circumcision can be done in a number of ways. Your health care provider will explain the procedure and tell you what to expect. To care for your son after circumcision, follow the tips below.
What to expect
Keep the penis clean
For the Gomco or Mogan clamp
For the Plastibell device
The penis is very red or swells a lot.
Your child develops a fever:
For an infant less than 3 months old, a rectal temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher
For a child of any age who has a temperature that rises repeatedly to 104°F (40°C) or higher
A fever that lasts more than 24-hours in a child under 2 years old, or for 3 days in a child 2 years or older
Your child has had a seizure
Your child is acting very ill, listless, or fussy
The discharge becomes heavy, is a greenish color, or lasts more than a week.
Bleeding cannot be stopped by applying gentle pressure.