Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Circumcision Problems Home Care

Home care for circumcision problems include:

  • Apply Vaseline and gauze to the tip of the penis for the first 24 hours.
  • After the first 24 hours, continue to apply Vaseline to the tip of the penis for the next 3-4 days.
  • Apply the diaper loosely and change the diaper frequently for the first several days. This will reduce the risk of infection and keep the penis from becoming irritated.
  • Wash the penis with plain water and pat dry for the first few days.
  • A yellow, odorless discharge may be present on the second day after circumcision. This is normal and does not suggest an infection.

Circumcision Problems Warning Signs

Notify your doctor for circumcision problems and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Circumcision Problems References
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