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    Default Post-op care what's involved?

    What exactly will I have to do when DS gets circumcised? I've been told they need to wear cloth nappies for two weeks after, what else?

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    Default Post-op care what's involved?

    I'll be interested to know aswell. In preparation for our upcoming procedure we were told to buy a large jar of Vaseline to rub inside the nappy so the skin doesn't stick to it & also to have children's Panadol on standby.

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    Hi,
    What methods is being used? I know with the plastibell we didn't have to do anything apart from keep an eye on it and make sure it didn't 'catch/snag' on anything. I may have used special wipes on it just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BbBbBh View Post
    Hi,
    What methods is being used? I know with the plastibell we didn't have to do anything apart from keep an eye on it and make sure it didn't 'catch/snag' on anything.
    Same.

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    I've never heard about the cloth nappy thing.... um, we were told keep the area clean and dry, salt water baths at night.. That was about it... It was with the plastibell as well. I'd avoid powders or such though.

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    yep, we did the plastibell procedure too and could still use disposables. we were told just use salt water to wash and keep area as clean as possible. no probs there. never heard of having to use cloth nappies.

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    Default Post-op care what's involved?

    Our little boy had surgery to remove his forskin and 9 stitches and we just had to put Vaseline on his Nappy (disposals) to stop rubbing, neurofen and panadol and an antibiotic cream on the tip. He was really in pain for about a week -was not very nice at all good luck op feel free to pm me if you want to x

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    thank you to everyone for your answers. I'm not sure what will be used but I will look into the plastibell

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    Default Post-op care what's involved?

    We got DS done in Brisbane. We were given betadine ointment to put around area for a week afterwards. Mainly keep dry and clean and we gave lots of nappy free time so it could air and heal. Plus kept nappy on it so it didn't rub.

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    Default My personal experience and tips

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    Post Op Care for Plastibell
    Based on my experience and not intended as a professional advice.

    1. The cloth nappy has a big purpose that is to monitor bleeding. Disposable nappies are extremely absorbent nowadays that parents might not realise how much blood has been lost. Other than than, if your baby has been tested negative for bleeding disorders, then cloth nappies are comfortable I presume although I continued using Huggies for my boy after the surgery and he seemed fine.

    2. Monitor bleeding, remember that a baby's body is very tiny and even little blood loss is significant for a baby. Generally, there should not be any active bleeding from the wound, I believe. If in doubt ring your doctor.

    3. Infection - I was given betadine ointment to apply and I did every nappy change just to be safe. I always checked for redness since that could be a sign of infection as well as smell the wound. If something does not look or smell right ring doctor. Any area around the abdomen or genital that shows an unusual purple/bluish color, I reckon take the baby to hospital just to be safe.

    4. Hypospadias - is when the "pee opening" is not where it's supposed to be. This is very important to check right after circumcision. I have come across a baby that had an indentation on the tip of the penis where the opening is supposed to be but it turned out that the opening is a false impression and the hole was actually covered by the ring. So ALWAYS make sure and ask your doctor to make sure that the "pee hole" is not covered or that the hole is the real opening. ALWAYS. Don't even feel embarrassed that you are asking your doctor to do that even if he gives you a funny look. If this gets overlooked, if would be extremely dangerous.

    5. Bath - I was able to bath my boy normally but I did not do it until the next day and I put some salt in the bath. After the bath i put betadine ointment on his penis. I would use a little bit of Vaseline on the nappy that would rub on his thing but not much.

    6. The RING - The Ring falls off around 1 week but can be a little sooner or a little longer. I pranicked when my son's ring looked too tight and would not fully come off for two days. A slipped ring is a risk but as long as the hole is not covered and the ring is still movable without hurting or digging in should be fine. As always if in doubt call or see doctor.

    7. Buried Penis - my son was really chubby and had a lot of puppy fat so after circumcision it looked like his penis was "buried" inside, but now that he is starting to walk, his little thing is coming out like normal Also the doctor will peel the skin off the glans on second visit but after that if it sticks together again, don't try to peel it off since it will separate later on in his his toddler years. There will be a build up of smegma every now and again or maybe all the time around the ring but that is normal too. Will eventually stop once the skin is fully separated.

    8. Panadol - I gave him panadol for a few nights. He seemed a little more irritated than normal but he quickly settled and breastfeed as usual.


    9. Concerns - I think I was more in pain emotionally and uncomfortable than he was. I could not sleep for nights watching him and checking on him all the time. He slept fine and fed fine and appeared happy, business as usual.

    As with anything, If something does not feel look, smell, feel, sound right call or see a doctor.

    Hope that helps I don't know if I missed anything. Goodluck.

    P.S. also check that he has pee in nappy a few hours after surgery and feeding. Check nappy by pinching the front and if you feel gel-like consistency even if nappy feels dry then he did a wee. Watch for wet nappies throughout.
    Last edited by Mynameisalice; 17-11-2012 at 23:43.


 

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