Circumcision Post-Operative After Care
Circumcision is a minor surgical procedure and usually takes about 40 minutes. With the plastibell ring in place there is no need to take any extra precautions ensuring there is no pressure applied to the ring (no belts or buckles). The child should not have any problems passing urine in the presence of the plastibell ring.
Usually regular pain killer medicine (paracetamol 4-6 hourly) is required for the first 24 hours. Most children continue with their normal activities and do not complain of pain.
Parents need to carry out normal nappy care and everything else as usual. During this period, maintaining good hygiene is very important. After 24 hours bathe for 15 to 20 minutes and then twice daily.
Application of Sudo cream is helpful in each nappy.
The plastic ring stays on for about seven days and gradually falls off. If the ring has not fallen off by the 7th day please return to the surgery as arranged to have it removed.
Some swelling and mild redness of the area is normal tissue reaction to surgical trauma. After four to five days the skin at the edge of the wound becomes soft and yellowish and may even look like the colour of pus. This is not a sign of infection. Swelling, redness or increasing discomfort/pain may be signs of infection and you should contact us or your GP without any further delay.
We will provide you with a 24 hour contact to discuss any concerns following the procedure. However in case of emergency it may be required to refer your child to hospital for further care.