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Swollen Circumcision Overview

Another name for Swollen Circumcision is Circumcision Problems.

What are circumcision problems?
A circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis. Circumcision is commonly performed soon after birth. Complications are rare, but problems include bleeding and infection of the skin.

What are the symptoms of circumcision problems?
Normal symptoms after circumcision include mild bleeding and swelling. Symptoms of circumcision problems include: fever, decreased urination, pus draining from the penis, and worsening redness and swelling of the penis.

How does the doctor treat circumcision problems?
Treatment for circumcision problems includes local wound care and cleansing, topical antibiotic ointment, and oral antibiotics in the event of infection.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Swollen Circumcision References
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