When to call your Doctor
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|Sat, 07-03-2010 - 12:18am|
This is advice from an American medical website:
When to call your doctor
- If the wound does not stop bleeding.
- If your son does not have a wet diaper within 6 to 8 hours after the circumcision.
- If the redness and swelling around the tip of the penis do not go away or get worse after 3 to 5 days.
- If there is a yellow discharge or coating around the tip of the penis after 7 days.
- If the Plastibell device does not fall off within 10 to 12 days.
I'm trying to find the words to illustrate my reaction...
In England and any other medically advanced nation, advice like this is never even considered! 'When to call your doctor' is a common heading on medical websites, but to see it applied to secular male infant circumcision is, quite frankly, appalling.
I know I'm not offering anything new to the content of the USA's iViillage outlook on male child circumcision, but there's an offspring UK iVillage website with not so much as a mention in favour of anything so routine or culturally acceptable as the removal of little boys' foreskins.
Perhaps the issue of secular infant circumcision in the US has no more or less impact than the issue of bottle or breastfeeding - or the many other matters of child care which we all share. If that's true, I despair.
CL - Circumcision Debate
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