Nose Endoscopy

A Nose Endoscopy is an exam of the inside of the nose and sinuses using a small tube with a camera.

A Nose Endoscopy is an exam of the inside of the nose and sinuses using a small tube with a camera.

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin that covers the tip of the penis (foreskin).

  • A ring-shaped plastic device may be used to protect the penis and minimize bleeding.
  • After the procedure, a sterile dressing with petroleum jelly may be applied.
  • To prevent movement during the procedure, the infant may be secured in a plastic tray.
  • Having a circumcision done later in life is possible, but there is a greater chance of complications.

A circumcision takes about five to ten minutes. For a few hours after it is done the infant should be checked frequently for bleeding. The penis should then be monitored for the next few days.

  • The tip of the penis will be red, tender and slightly swollen for a few days.
  • If the plastic ring is left in place, follow instructions from your son's healthcare provider.
  • Petroleum jelly or an antibiotic ointment may be put on a gauze pad and loosely wrapped around the penis. This can help stop the head of the penis from sticking to the diaper.
  • You will be able to see any significant bleeding without taking off the dressing.
  • Complete healing may take about seven to ten days.

Follow your healthcare provider's instructions on caring for the penis as it heals.

  • Sponge baths are usually okay.
  • Tub baths should be avoided until the penis and umbilical cord have healed.
  • Avoid creams, lotions, powders or soaps until the area has completely healed.

Notify your son's healthcare provider right away if:

  • Your son does not urinate normally within six to eight hours after the circumcision
  • There is persistent or recurrent bleeding
  • Your son appears to be in pain or ill while his penis is healing
  • There are signs of infection. This includes increased redness or swelling, fever or foul-smelling discharge

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having my son circumcised?

  • What are the benefits and risk associated with circumcision?
  • How will you perform the procedure?
  • How do I care for his circumcision?
  • What symptoms should I be concerned about?


Also known as:

Newborn Circumcision
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