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At what age is circumcision done on preemie?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Size of penis

Circumcision is done based on the size of the newborn penis.
The appropriate size is estimated based upon the circumference of the glans. For a correct fit, the edge of the bell should reach the frenulum and minimally extend over the corona, slightly stretching the preputial skin.

In brief: Size of penis

Circumcision is done based on the size of the newborn penis.
The appropriate size is estimated based upon the circumference of the glans. For a correct fit, the edge of the bell should reach the frenulum and minimally extend over the corona, slightly stretching the preputial skin.
Dr. Michael Dansie
Dr. Michael Dansie
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: At or over 4lbs.weig

Some dr.S like to wait until baby weighs over 6 lbs.

In brief: At or over 4lbs.weig

Some dr.S like to wait until baby weighs over 6 lbs.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Varies

I generally do this just before they are discharged from the feed and grow section of the nursery.
If they have been stable long enough to consider discharge planning, this is an option for those parents that desire the procedure.

In brief: Varies

I generally do this just before they are discharged from the feed and grow section of the nursery.
If they have been stable long enough to consider discharge planning, this is an option for those parents that desire the procedure.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine

In brief: When he is well

Circumcision is a rather routine procedure with low risk of complications, but if a boy is ill being a primie i.
C..Not feeding/urinating/stooling well, having trouble with breathing/needs for oxygen therapy, then you should wait until he is better/stable. There is no specific age limit. It depends on the health status of the baby... Talk to your/his doc... Good luck.

In brief: When he is well

Circumcision is a rather routine procedure with low risk of complications, but if a boy is ill being a primie i.
C..Not feeding/urinating/stooling well, having trouble with breathing/needs for oxygen therapy, then you should wait until he is better/stable. There is no specific age limit. It depends on the health status of the baby... Talk to your/his doc... Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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