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How do you prepare for you baby boy's circumcision?

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If you want to circumcise your baby, talk it over with the doctor who'll do the procedure. That can be a pediatrician, family doctor, urologist, neonatologist, or even a pediatric surgeon.

While most babies can be circumcised within 2 days after birth, you may need to wait if your baby is premature, born with a problem to his penis, has bleeding problems or family with a history of bleeding problems.

Your doctor will explain the risks and benefits of the surgery. This is your chance to ask any questions you have about the procedure. Once you’re satisfied, you’ll sign an informed consent form giving your permission for the surgery.

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Patient education: Circumcision in Baby Boys (Beyond the Basics).”

Mayo Clinic: “Circumcision (Male).”

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Newborn Circumcision.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Newborn Male Circumcision.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Patient education: Circumcision in Baby Boys (Beyond the Basics).”

Mayo Clinic: “Circumcision (Male).”

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Newborn Circumcision.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Newborn Male Circumcision.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

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