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Child circumcision can be done due to numerous reasons nowadays. Book an appointment online.
If you are considering of having a circumcision for your child, it’s best to consult your doctors for any concerns you may have regarding the procedure and additional information on what happens during the operation.
A circumcision is an operation to remove the foreskin (the skin that covers the sensitive tip of the penis).
Circumcisions are usually recommended only for the following medical reasons.
If BXO is suspected, a circumcision is the only dependable way to cure the condition. When BXO is not suspected, a non-retractile foreskin can often be treated with steroid creams. However, if your child does not have BXO, a dorsal slit operation may be recommended. This operation involves widening the opening of the foreskin but not removing it.
The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually takes about an hour. During the operation your surgeon will remove the foreskin and seal off any small blood vessels. They will stitch the two edges of skin together.
Like all surgical procedures, there are some complications that can be serious and can even cause death. Please bear in mind the general and specific complications regarding this type of operation.
Nowadays, your child should be able to go home the same day or the day after. It’s very likely that the penis may look sore, swollen and bruised. It is usual for children to return to school after 7 to 10 days.
A circumcision is an operation to remove the foreskin. To find out more, call us on 0808 101 0337.
Authors: Mr Shailinder Singh DM FRCS (Paed. Surg.), Mr Gregor Knepil FRCS (Ed.), Mr Jonathan Sutcliffe FRCS
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