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A 44-year-old member asked:

what do you suggest if my son is getting a circumcision on thursday?

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Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Depends on age: If your son is an infant/young child, he will likely tolerate it very well. If older, he may experience more pain. Make sure you have pain medication at home (such as ibuprofen if over 6 months) and ask the doctor to calculate the dose based on his weight. They will likely have you leave a dressing of for a few days - and then coat it with a lubricant until it is fully healed. It heals quickly!

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How do you take off bandage that stick to the pe is after circumcision? My son circumcised yesterday and taking off bandage as per advice by surgeon

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Moisture...: The trick is making sure the bandage is not dry so that it does not peel the healing scab off and cause pain and bleeding. So you can wet the bandage a bit and wait a few minutes before gently removing it. Good health.
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What do you suggest if my son was circumcised today, I got a question?

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Call: The doctor that circumcised him.
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Is it ok to have my son circumcised so that he'll look like me?

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Should I get my son circumcised? Are their any health benefits?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Personal choice/yes: Circumcisions are a personal choice common to various religious or cultural practices. They are common to some parts of the world and not other. They are simple to do and heal rapidly in newborns but the risks and complications increase with age. There are supportive data showing a lifelong reduction in UTI's & std's. In the end it is a matter of personal choice.
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A 40-year-old male asked:

Want to book for my son a circumcision, what shoukd i do?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Ask his primary Dr.: Circumcision is unnecessary if normal, adequate hygiene is done. Boys are born complete, finished, and perfectly fine (except for the few unlucky ones with birth defects). Circumcisions are done for religious and cultural reasons, but the procedure does permanently change the genitals, so parents should think about it and talk about it before doing anything to their normal little boys.

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