What is Neonatal Circumcision?

The circumcision performed in the first month from birth is called "newborn circumcision".

What are the Advantages of Newborn Circumcision?

The risk of urinary tract infections decreases in babies who have neonatal circumcision. In scientific studies, it has been shown that uncircumcised children are caught about 10 times more than the circumcised group. If circumcision is done in the neonatal period, it does not cause psychological trauma. (Because babies are too small to grasp what is circumcision) It can only be done under local anesthesia. Since the veins on the foreskin are very small, a significant bleeding is almost never seen. Post-circumcision care is very easy and recovery is fast.

In Which Conditions Is Neonatal Circumcision Not Applied?

If the baby is premature or sick
If there is a family history of hemophilia disease
If there is congenital penile anomaly like hypospadias, neonatal circumcision cannot be applied.

Do Babies Feel Pain During Circumcision?

Of course, newborn babies also feel pain. Therefore, local anesthetic drugs are applied with a very fine needle to numb the operation site before circumcision.
General anesthesia is not required in this age group.

Is there a need for the baby to be hungry before the neonatal circumcision?

The newborn is made with local anesthesia, so the baby does not need to starve. The baby sleeps mostly during circumcision when the Tokkarn is treated. There is no harm in feeding the baby immediately after circumcision.

How long does the procedure take in newborn circumcision?

Circumcision takes about 20-30 minutes.

What are the possible complications during or after neonatal circumcision?

Although neonatal circumcision is a fairly simple and risk-free operation, various complications may occur during and after the procedure at a rate of less than 1 percent. The main ones are; bleeding, infection, re-contraction of the foreskin due to insufficient circumcision (phimosis) and skin adhesions.

Neonatal circumcision is performed by an experienced specialist in sterile conditions, following surgical principles, and if proper care is created after the procedure, it is possible to avoid these rare complications.

After Newborn Circumcision…

Mostly pain relief is not even needed. Apart from creams with antiseptic properties, there is no need to use routine antibiotics and similar drugs. The given antiseptic creams are applied on the circumcised area 4-5 times a day and covered with sterile gauze against contamination or sticking. Babies are seen by the doctor who performs circumcision on the 7th day after circumcision. The stitches placed fall off by themselves, and do not need to be removed.

Kiss. Dr. Muhittin ÇALIŞKAN
Medilife Beylikdüzü Hospital