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Circumcision effects in a 11 day old baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my son was just circumcised 3 days ago. The bell thing that they put over the head of the penis is already nearly off. The doctor said it would take like a this ok?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr.XXX here
User :   hi dr. XXX
Doctor :   is there rednes,swelling asociated?
User :   it's a little red and swollen, but it's been really minute since the day of
User :   since the day it happened
Doctor :   if there is no bleeding or redness associated, then it is fine.
Doctor :   look out for any swelling, increase in redness, pain or discharge from the site
User :   ok there was like a little blood...were talking the size of like half a penny size. and like i said a little red and swollen
Doctor :   and if present, take him for repeat examination
User :   so we should just keep an eye on it
User :   the skin won't grow back over it though overnight
User :   what kind of discharge
Doctor :   no, once circumcision is done properly, the skin does not grow back
Doctor :   by discharge i meant clear fluid or pus discharge or blood mixed discharge
User :   ok so really there shouldn't be any real pain unless something is wrong
Doctor :   yes, there will be no pain unless something is wrong or if infection is setting in
User :   ok what does the infection look there any signs? just extra red and swollen. it shouldn't get any more swollen and red then it is right? if it does then it could mean a problem?
Doctor :   ask him if he is having pain or discomfort
Doctor :   is there any pain/discomfort while passing urine?
Doctor :   infection signs will include increase in pain, redness, discharge, fever
Doctor :   it might be associated with swelling getting more, burning while passing urine
User :   well he's only 11 days old, so I can't really ask him...I think he's going to be fine, we'll just keep our eyes on it.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so keep close watch on him
User :   my wife is just really worried....what can I tell her to calm her down?
Doctor :   observe for irritation or crying wile passing of urine
Doctor :   you can tell her what I have discussed with you.
User :   ok, I have...thanks so much.
Doctor :   and if she is still not fine with it, then for her satisfaction, get your son examined by the treating doctor
Doctor :   it will calm her fears
User :   ok thanks. we'll monitor him throughout the night and if necessary, we'll take him in in the morning
Doctor :   sure. is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thanks again...goodnight...oh by the way...what is a fever for an 11 day old baby?
User :   are we talking anything about 98.6
User :   above 98.6...sorry
Doctor :   fever for a 11day old baby will be anything above 99 degree Fahrenheit.
Doctor :   fever for a 11day old baby will be anything above 99 degree Fahrenheit.
User :   ok ... got it. thanks again bye
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   no that's all the questions:) God bless
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye
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