If you choose to have your newborn boy circumcised, you can trust Northeast Pediatric Associates PA professionals. They are highly trained and have many years of experience doing circumcisions. The practice has two offices in San Antonio and one each in Castroville and Schertz, Texas. To learn more about circumcision, call the office nearest you today. You can also book your visit online.
All healthy baby boys are born with a foreskin, a flap of skin that covers the head of the penis. A circumcision surgically removes the foreskin.
Many parents choose to have their newborn son circumcised to reduce the bacteria that can grow under the foreskin and cause infections.
Circumcision can be done while the mother and baby are in the hospital or afterward.
Circumcision isn’t required by law or by a hospital. But many parents choose to have this elective surgical procedure done because of the health benefits.
Removing the foreskin reduces the chance of developing infections. In their first year of life, they have a decreased risk of getting urinary tract infections. Later in life, they have less of a chance of getting sexually transmitted diseases (STIs).
Before doing your baby’s circumcision, your provider can give them an analgesic to reduce pain. The procedure takes a few minutes.
The surgeons clean the penis and the foreskin. They apply a clamp that attaches to the penis and foreskin. The foreskin is quickly cut off and removed.
After the procedure, the surgeon applies petroleum jelly and covers it with gauze to prevent the wound from rubbing against the baby’s diaper.
After your son has been circumcised, it takes 7-10 days to heal. The area can look red and swollen for the first few days and might produce a yellowish fluid. These symptoms are normal and should go away in a few days.
Be gentle with your baby when bathing him. Don’t use astringent bath products. You can use warm water to keep the tip of the penis clean.
Your child’s circumcision should heal quickly. But you should call the professionals at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA right away if you notice any of the following concerns:
Your provider can treat your baby with a prescription antibiotic.
To learn more about circumcision for your newborn, call Northeast Pediatric Associates PA today for a consultation or book your visit online.