Newborn Circumcision in West Melbourne, FL
If you are welcoming a newborn male baby into the family, you may be considering a male circumcision. It is important to talk this over with a doctor and you may have many questions. Feel free to contact Dr. Maged Farid or Dr. Ramagavri Rawal, Dr. Mihai Radu, and Dr. Enas Iskander at the Florida Pediatric Group if you have questions regarding newborn circumcision.
What to Expect During a Newborn Circumcision
Circumcision is a procedure used to remove the foreskin on the head of a baby’s penis. Many parents opt to have their child circumcised before they leave the hospital. If your newborn child is healthy, circumcision can be performed within the first month of life. Circumcisions can also be performed later.
The good news is that circumcision takes only a few minutes. Your child will be placed on a special table and a trained expert will quickly remove the skin. Your baby will experience pain, but pain relief medications may be used. These medications will reduce the amount of pain your child feels. The medications used are designed to be safe for use with newborns. Bleeding will occur but is typically mild.
After the procedure, the penis will typically be coated with petroleum jelly to prevent discomfort and reduce the risk of infections. The penis may also be wrapped with gauze. The risk of complications is typically minor, but it is wise to watch for signs of infection or other problems. If a complication does arise, it is crucial to address it quickly.
Why Do Some Parents Have Their Newborns Circumcised?
Many people choose to circumcise their children owing to cultural or religious reasons. There may be some health benefits as well. Newborns who have been circumcised may be less prone to urinary tract infections. It may also be easier to keep the penis clean and to discourage the growth of bacteria, which can grow between the head of the penis and the intact foreskin.
Some parents are skipping circumcision. There is a risk of complications, like infections. Further, the process will subject your child to pain. It may also impact their sexual pleasure and sex life later on.
If you are considering circumcision, it’s wise to speak with a doctor. You can ask them to further explain the health benefits and risks. You can also ask for tips to reduce the risk of complications, such as infections. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Maged Farid or Dr. Ramagavri Rawal, Dr. Mihai Radu, and Dr. Enas Iskander at the Florida Pediatric Group if you want to learn more about newborn circumcision.