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Is circumcision on a baby the same procedure as a circumcision on a pre-teen old boy?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Not at all
Circumcision on a baby is done awake and hopefully with topical anesthetic cream. It only takes a few minutes, no sutures are used and baby only feels mild discomfrt for a few minutes and at most about 1/2 hour. Pre-teen should be done under general anesthesia, takes 20 -30 minutes, then pacu recovery for about an hour. Then needs pain meds for a few days and limited activity.
Best done as a baby.

In brief: Not at all
Circumcision on a baby is done awake and hopefully with topical anesthetic cream. It only takes a few minutes, no sutures are used and baby only feels mild discomfrt for a few minutes and at most about 1/2 hour. Pre-teen should be done under general anesthesia, takes 20 -30 minutes, then pacu recovery for about an hour. Then needs pain meds for a few days and limited activity.
Best done as a baby.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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In brief: Circ
The baby won't remember anything......A ten year old might....

In brief: Circ
The baby won't remember anything......A ten year old might....
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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