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Circumcision (cont.)

Prevention of Circumcision Complications

You can prevent some of the complications of circumcision by very carefully keeping the area clean during diaper changes.

Circumcision Outlook

Few infants have complications from circumcision (as few as 2%). Most complications are easy to treat. To reduce the risk of complications, be sure the doctor performing the circumcision is experienced.

Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics


"Neonatal circumcision: Risks and benefits"

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/9/2015

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