Very Useful Information About Circumcising Children
Child circumcision . . . What do you know about it? You know it’s a simple operation performed on male children after birth, but do you know how it’s done and what kind of care is necessary? Have you asked the doctor about the benefits and risks to your little one?
What You Don’t Know About Child Circumcision
It’s Required in Islam
- As you know, circumcision is a part of Sharia law as set by the Prophet Mohammad.
- Circumcision is performed on male children and is best done early to make sure they grow well.
How Is the Operation Performed?
- The pediatrician may recommend that this operation be performed on your child at the clinic with local anesthetic.
- You may refuse this because some studies indicate that children still feel pain and keep it in their memories, which negatively impacts their future mental health.
- It’s best, then, to ask for general anesthesia for your child. Don’t worry; the effects of the operation will wear off after a few days.
- Recent American studies indicate that boys who have been circumcised are less likely to develop cancers in the genital region in the future, though these are already rare.
- Similarly, they are 12 times less likely to contract urinary infections.
After his circumcision, your little boy could be exposed to complications like:
- Severe bleeding or infection of the wound
- Removal of a large part of the targeted region
- Problems caused by the medicines you give him to ease his pain (Don’t worry; this is rare. Still, it’s important to see a specialist after the operation.)
What Happens After the Operation?
- Your child will not need medical care at the hospital after his circumcision. If things work out well, he can go home with you after a little while.
- After the anesthesia wears off, your child will wake up. If he is able to urinate several times without running into any problems, and if his wound is healing properly, this means the operation was a success.
- In this case, he can carry on like normal. There’s no need to put a new dressing on the wound if the current one comes off during bathing. You can make do with only a piece of medical tape.
- Don’t worry, either, if a few drops of blood drip from the
- Remember that it is normal for the wound to heal after 7 to 10 days.