Circumcision Clamp Method
Below is a list of Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) regarding Circumcision Using The Clamp Method. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to submit your question in the form below or call Dr. Hajoona directly on 04 88 88 24 72.
Does the boy have to fast?
No. The boy should eat (be breast/bottle fed) as normal before the procedure. Avoid having a heavy meal in the 2 hours before the procedure.
What should we bring to the appointment?
Spare nappy/diaper (Underwear for older boys) and pacifier/dummy (if age appropriate).
How long does the whole procedure take?
Most patients leave the clinic 2 hours after they arrive. There is a 20 minute consultation then approximately 30 minute procedure. In between we need 30 minutes to set up and give the patient panadol/pain reliever. After the procedure we have patients wait for 30 minutes before we send them home. This is to make sure everything is OK.
What do you do so that the boy doesn’t feel pain?
We give local anesthetics and give oral pain killers (depending on age). This can be discussed further with Dr. Hajoona on the day of the procedure.
When is the wound normally fully healed?
2-3 weeks after procedure.
When can the boy start to shower/take a bath?
48 hours after the procedure. Before that, it is better to keep the area dry and covered with the gauze and vaseline.
What if the boy experiences pain?
- The first 24 hours is when most boys experience pain after the circumcision. Most infants (up to 3 months) are settled with rocking and cuddling.
- For babies older than 1 month you can give Panadol (or other pain reliever as prescribed by Dr. Hajoona) as needed.
- You can also apply Xylocaine Jelly for pain relief as needed. The Xylocaine Jelly can be used every 4 hours.
- It's normal for some boys to be uncomfortable before urination and feel better afterwards. This gets better with time. Sometimes boys get a bit cautious and avoid activities that might cause pain (e.g running lots). Don't push your boy. As he gets more used to the feeling of the operation he will become more active. Let Dr Hajoona know if your boy can NOT urinate or can NOT move because of the pain. This is abnormal.
Can we expect bleeding?
- It is normal to see a small amount of blood on the cotton gauze or nappy/underwear for the first 24 hours.
- If an area begins to bleed, apply pressure with gauze on the site for 5 minutes. If the bleeding does not stop, continue holding pressure and seek immediate medical attention.
Why is there a white/yellow film on parts of the wound?
During the healing process it is normal to see a shiny white or yellow film on parts of the wound. This film is part of the healing process and cannot be easily wiped off. It is different from pus, which is a sign of infection. Pus can be easily wiped off and usually has a very foul odor. Other signs of infection include increasing redness, pain, and swelling, developing a fever, trouble urinating, or stopping eating/drinking. Seek medical attention immediately if these signs occur.
What about swelling?
- Swelling is normal in the first few days after the procedure.