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How should you deal with your son's pain during and after circumcision?

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Circumcision hurts. But most times, your son will get numbing drugs in the area so he won’t feel pain. The hospital or the doctor also may recommend acetaminophen for 24 hours after the procedure.

You may ask if your infant can suck on sugar during the circumcision procedure to try to lessen the

From: The Circumcision Decision WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  "Circumcision statement," American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatrics 103(3); March 1999.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 25, 2019

SOURCE:  "Circumcision statement," American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatrics 103(3); March 1999.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 25, 2019

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