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what can i do to repair my circumcision?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Repair circumcision: The only thing you should do is to see your doctor to be examined so you can receive proper treatment. Do not attempt any self treatment. Consider psychological care if this is causing you mental pain.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Undo or repair?: Circumcisions can be revised by a urologist if done badly. However, first seek psychologiacl help if you mean that you are upset by having had a circumcision. Uncircumcision surgery is a major undertaking and performed by very few urologists or plastic surgeons. Operation consists of seperating a lot of penile shaft skin and pulling it over glans then covering the denuded part of penis with graft.

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How do I care for my baby's circumcision?

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Dr. Jason James
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Keep it clean!: For the first few days, cover the penis with gauze and vaseline. Each time you change the diaper, make sure there is no stool on the penis; if so, clean it with gauze and water. Replace the gauze and vaseline. If the head is not visible, push down at the base to ensure the foreskin heals to the shaft. A yellow discoloration is normal. Call your doctor if there is pus, fever, or active bleeding.
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Do circumcisions hurt babies?

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Dr. Sue Hall
Dr. Sue Hallanswered
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: Babies definitely feel pain! the pain of circumcision can be minimized or eliminated by using a nerve block with Lidocaine to numb the penis before the surgery. Many doctors will also use an oral sucrose solution as a method of pain control. Many baby boys get through circumcision without crying at all. They can also be given tylenol (acetaminophen) if needed after the procedure to soothe any pain.
Dr. Sue Hall
Dr. Sue Hall commented
Pediatrics 38 years experience
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I did say that babies feel pain and certainly a circumcision without adequate pain relief will hurt a lot! My answer of "no" was intended to suggest that pain can be controlled. The injections are done with a fine gauge needle after giving sweet-eze, and honestly some babies never cry, and not because they are checked out. I didn't say either that I'm in favor of circumcision. That is entirely a matter of personal choice, even though there is no medical necessity for circumcision to be done.
Apr 22, 2011
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
LMX cream is so effective that many babies sleep through the entire procedure, some others give a little whimper as PlastiBell string is tied (most painful part of PlastiBell circumcision). Usually less than from the needle pain caused by the local anesthetic injection.
Sep 26, 2012
A member asked:

How do I care for a circumcision wound?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends on type: There are 3 methods of circumcision. The first is the plastibell which leaves a plastic ring around the wound. No care is required other than keeping the area clean until the ring falls off in 5-7 days. The other 2 methods use a clamp and require gauze and ointment for the first week. If you feel there is evidence of infection or the ring does not fall off, your son should be reexamined.
A 38-year-old member asked:

If it is a boy should I get him circumcised?

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Dr. Jeannette Lager
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Circumcision is an elective procedure and is a decision for the patient and her partner. The benefits of the procedure are a decreased risk in penile cancer (which is quite low in general) and decreased risk of HIV transmission (studied in a high risk population in africa). The risks are inherent to almost any procedure--bleeding, infection, damage to the penis. These risks are quite low.
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Can heart damage resulting in bradycardia be repaired permanently?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Pacemakers: Pacemakers are the treatment for non-reversible bradycardia ....There are many instances of bradycardia are reversible (medicines) or temporary.

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