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Month: March 2020

Circumcision

Circumcision procedure

1- Introduction Circumcision procedure

Circumcision is a very common procedure in which the skin covering the tip of the penis is surgically removed. Under normal conditions, this type of operation is carried out on a newborn baby, before it leaves the hospital, and as long as it does not exceed the first two days of life. In the case of the Jewish religion, it is done in an essential ritual at 8 days of the child’s life.

Boys are born with a fold in the skin called the foreskin, which covers the head of the penis. The intervention will produce a small hemorrhage and usually, no stitches will be needed. For nothing to rub, you can use a bandage to cover the wound, it will heal by itself in approximately 10 days.

Circumcision is not medically necessary, but studies have shown that it can prevent certain health problems. The process is more complicated when the child grows up.

Parents often make the decision when children are young for various reasons, including cultural or religious ones.

This intervention is simple and can be carried out in 20 minutes without problems.

2- Circumcision Previous preparation.

Once the parents decide to surround the baby, they should speak to the specialist doctor who is going to participate in the intervention, these can be the obstetrician, pediatricians, family doctors, neonatologists, urologists and other surgeons who are specialized in pediatrics.

In most cases, this intervention is usually carried out between the first and second day of the baby’s life. There is only one exception if there are other medical conditions that need to be treated first.

If you can perform the circumcision, the doctor is in charge of informing you about the most important risks, the potential benefits that it has and the care that the baby is must-have. The doctor will also ask about any type of family history of some type of bleeding-related disorder. You can ask the doctor to explain anything you need and have doubts.

When the parents have no doubts and have resolved everything, a form can be signed to make sure that the parents have understood everything.

3- What happens with the Circumcision intervention itself

The baby is awake during circumcision, sitting in a molded plastic seat so that he can hold on quietly. The penile area is sanitized with an antiseptic before the start of the procedure.

Circumcision Pain control

There are all kinds of safe and effective methods to control and reduce the pain that the intervention can produce to the baby. Some hospitals have a formal policy that there are pain control officers in all circumcisions. It is important to ask everything or necessary for the doctor to have everything right.

The first step is to place an acetaminophen suppository in the baby’s rectum. This will help reduce pain during the operation and its effect lasts a few hours.

Then local anesthesia is applied to numb that area. There are three possibilities, they are:

-> Topical anesthetics: they are numbing creams that are applied to the skin of the penis. It takes 10-30 minutes to take effect.

-> Block of the dorsal nerve of the penis: you can inject a liquid medicine through a tiny needle at the base of the penis, something that serves to sleep the entire area.

-> Ring lock: the numbing medicine is injected in a ring-like pattern three times and around the shaft of the penis.…