Newborn Circumcision Risks

Even though newborn circumcision can be performed routinely, there are still some risks. These risks should be known by parents before their baby is circumcised. Complications are possible in 0.2% – 2% of cases. They most commonly include minor bleeding and local infection. Both of these conditions can easily be treated with antibiotics. Sometimes, the penis might not heal properly. Some people think that circumcision affects their sex life.


A study published in The Journal of Surgery found that penile cancer rates in the USA range from 0.9-1/100000. While there is no evidence linking penile cancer and circumcisions, there is evidence of a link between neonatal circumcision and the risk for developing penile carcinoma. There are other factors that can increase your risk of developing penile cancer. Penile cancer risk increases with multiple partners, genital warts, smoking, and multiple sex relationships.

Although circumcision has a long history, there are some potential risks associated with it. One potential risk is the increase in periurethral bacteria colonization. The risk of colonization around a baby’s meatus is greater in uncircumcised than in circumcised infants, but it decreases significantly after six months. Further, in an experimental study, researchers concluded that even if uropathogenic bacteria could attach to the mucosal surface of the preputium, they were unable to proliferate on its keratinized surface. Thus, there is not enough evidence to recommend routine circumcision in the first year.

Despite the risks involved in circumcision, most patients do not experience any complications. The procedure is done in a hospital. The penis should be cleaned within the first few days following the procedure. Some parents use petroleum jelly to prevent the gauze dressing from sticking on the penis. This helps prevent infection. The parent should wash the area daily after the procedure. The wound can be treated with a lubricant to make it less painful.

If the procedure is done during pregnancy, the baby should remain in the hospital for 10-12 days. The child will need to remain in the hospital for several weeks to ensure proper healing. The doctor will check for infection and the wound will be closed. To prevent any complications, the surgeon will then remove and seal the plastic bell. After the circumcision, it is important to care for the area. The child should also be monitored by his or her physician to determine the best time to undergo the procedure.

The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes. The baby will remain in hospital for approximately a week after the procedure. To ensure the wound heals completely, the baby will need constant monitoring. The baby will require special care once the wound is closed. It is important to clean the area daily, especially after bowel movements. To prevent infection, you can also apply petroleum jelly liberally.

A doctor will perform circumcisions on a baby who is still a baby. There are many possible risks associated to the procedure, including bleeding, infection and side effects from anesthesia. Parents should discuss circumcision with their doctor before the procedure. After discussing the risks and benefits of the procedure, the parents should give written consent. A child should be healthy and stable before undergoing the procedure. Before having his penis coiled, a baby should be well-nourished.

A yellow discharge is normal after a circumcision. It lasts for approximately a week. This yellow discharge will last for a few more days. The baby will return home after a week. The procedure will require a few days to heal. It is important to clean the area every day, especially after bowel movements. It is important to use petroleum jelly liberally. It will turn red and swollen for several days.

Circumcision can take place at any age. It is best to have the procedure done as soon as possible after the baby is born. A doctor will numb the area with a local anesthetic and perform the surgery while the baby is awake. Anesthesia will be used if a baby is too young to undergo the procedure. Other risks include infection, bleeding, and a persistent urinary tract infection.