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A 25-year-old female asked about a male:

What r the risk of an infant circumcision at 6 months.

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Minimal: Of course you should request local anesthesia, for pain control. Theoretically there is risk of, bleeding with any surgical procedure, but if you have no family history of bleeding disorder in males, the risk of bleeding is low. Regarding infection, we use careful surgical technique to minimize this risk. Best of luck!
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Discuss with surgeon: Typical operative risks. Reaction to sedation, infection, poor cosmetic outcome, bleeding etc. Your surgeon should go through all the risks when you sign consent for the procedure.
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