You will need to provide special care until the penis is healed.
For about seven days, you need to:
Give your son a sponge bath until the penis has healed. This can take from 7 to 20 days.
Problems with circumcision are rare. However, call your baby's health care provider right away if there is:
In addition, if your baby is circumcised after he leaves the hospital, call your baby's health care provider if he doesn't urinate normally within 12 hours after the circumcision.
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Some health care providers use a circumcision device called a plastibell. This is a plastic ring that is placed under the foreskin and secured.
It will fall off in five to eight days. This kind of circumcision needs the same kind of care except do not put petroleum jelly or ointment on the tip of the penis.