There will be a gauze with vaseline placed over the head of the penis after the circumcision procedure. Please leave it in place.
during the post circumcision care period If it gets soiled with urine- that's OK. Leave it in place.
If it gets soiled with stool, remove it, gently rinse the head of the penis with clean warm
water and replace the Vaseline. The purpose of this Vaseline is to prevent the head of the penis from getting irritated by or sticking to the diaper.
Coat the whole head of the penis and cut edge with a decent amount of VASELINE with every diaper change for 3 days.
After your baby circumcision, and during the first 3 days of the post circumcision care period, do not bathe your son. Wiping in his groin and under the scrotum with warm water and cloth every day is good enough.
Do not use any soap in the bath for 7 days.
Sponge baths are OK anytime
Do not use (chemical) wipes on his genitals for 3 days, it will just irritate him. Warm water on a cotton ball is best. You may gently wipe off any soiled areas on the penis.
Using diaper cream such as Zincofax to prevent diaper rash is OK.
During post circumcision care It is NORMAL to have some blood in the diaper after circumcision for the first 24 hours. Spots the size of a toonie for the first 3 diaper changes is normal. It should then become less and less. It is NOT NORMAL to have a dripping or flow of blood. If you see this, apply pressure to the area that is bleeding with a fresh gauze, firmly, for 3-5 minutes.
( Keep the pressure on for 3-5 minutes by the clock.) The bleeding should have stopped. If not, repeat the process for a full 13 minutes of pressure. Again, do not remove the gauze to look at the site, this may increase bleeding. If after 2 times of applying pressure the penis is still actively bleeding, call Dr. Henein.
During the post circumcision care period, It can look terrible for a few days.
It is normal to have swelling around the head of the penis.
Sometimes what looks like a blister or ball of water forms on the underside.
Very often a yellow or green discolouration forms on the head of the penis. This is not an infection but a normal healing process of skin in this area that may take up to a week to fade. NOTE: Some family doctors or walk in clinics are not familiar with this initial appearance and may mistakenly think there is an infection because of the discolouration and swelling. Please follow up post your newborn circumcision in Oakville circumcision clinic with Dr. Henein if you are concerned.
It may look as if too much or too little skin has been removed. The penis will look much better in 1 week, and very good at 2 weeks.
During the post Circumcision care period it is not normal:
If you suspect these things are happening post your newborn circumcision, contact Dr. Henein immediate
It takes one week to look better and two weeks to look much better with proper post circumcision care.
Dr Henein Would like to see your baby one week post circumcision procedure to ensure proper healing with the best cosmetic outcomes, please book your follow up appointment before leaving your clinic.