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What's wrong with perfoming circumcision procedure on an infant after 6weeks?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Wrong ?: The simple methods used in the newborn & first weeks can be done under local anesthesia & rarely have bleeding issues. The older infant becomes more difficult as blood flow to the tissues changes, increasing bleeding risk. General anesthesia & stitches are common for the older infant & child. Many would defer the operation until after 1 yr if it is not done near the time of birth.

Answered 11/8/2019

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