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  • Circumcision. Part 1

    Posted on June 21st, 2012 Patricia No comments

    If you are pregnant or if your partner’s pregnant, about half of you will give birth to a boy. Before the baby is born it’s probably worthwhile to decide whether you’ll choose to have your son circumcised.

    This decision is usually determined by religion or whether the baby’s father is circumcised himself. Muslim and Jewish families always circumcise their boys. Many other families choose it thinking that socially a boy will fit in and look like the other boys in the locker room if he has been circumcised.

    Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin, a hood of tissue that covers the glans, or tip, of the penis. If you plan to have the procedure done in the hospital, it will be done before you and the baby are discharged. In most parts of the United States it’s done by your obstetrician, though in some areas pediatricians do it.

    The procedure takes about five minutes and it should be performed with some type of anesthetic first. Your choices here are EMLA cream, a numbing agent that takes about 45 minutes to an hour to begin working, or a shot of a local anesthetic like novocaine. Talk to your doctor about which anesthetic he or she will be using. Although EMLA is a cream with no injection needed, it needs to be under an occlusive dressing like plastic wrap in order to work. It can also drip off when the baby urinates, and it does take a long time to produce the desired numbing effect and may not be as complete or reliable as novocaine. Your doctor will need to plan ahead if EMLA is used. While novocaine requires the pinch of a needle, it provides a solid pain block.

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