- There will be some swelling, bruising, and spotty bleeding.
- Apply ointment over the incision two times per day for 5 days.
- Do not soak your child in a bath tub for 48 hours.
- Infants may have a sponge bath without washing the circumcision site.
- Boys over 4 years old may shower after 48 hours. It is best if they stand with their backs to the stream of water instead of directly facting the water.
- If any stitches are placed, they should dissolve on their own in 2 - 4 weeks.
- Your child may resume any of his usual activities that he feels comfortable doing.
- No swimming for 1 week.
If you have any problems, please call your clinic or doctor.
Pediatric Urology Clinic, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, (608) 263-6420
After hours, nights and weekends, the clinic number will be answered by the paging operator. Ask for the Urology Resident on call. Give the operator your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.
If you live out of the area, call 1-800-323-8942.
The Spanish version of this Health Facts for You is #6524.
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Last Updated: 11/20/2012
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