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Circumcision (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

A small amount of oozing, soreness (an irritable baby), bleeding, swelling, and yellow crust formation around the incision is normal after circumcision. Call the doctor if these conditions develop:

  • discoloration of the penis (could be signs of insufficient blood flow or infection);

  • bleeding that does not stop within a few minutes;

  • discharge that includes pus, or spreading redness;

  • fever;

  • not making urine; or

  • unable to be comforted.

Go to the hospital's emergency department to have your baby checked if your child shows signs of infection (such as spreading redness, pus, swelling, or fever), displays blood-flow problems, has bleeding that does not stop, or if you are unable to reach the baby's doctor.

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