The condition may also feature dramatic swelling and reddening of the penis and foreskin, along with discharge, bleeding from the foreskin, difficulty urinating, and occasionally inability to urinate. Boys have died following circumcision because the nappies in which they were dressed absorbed the blood from the wound and parents did not notice they were bleeding until it was too late. If the foreskin gets caught in a zipper it is very painful and the boy may be screaming. Some doctors recommend application of Vaseline to the wound with every nappy change for three weeks following the surgery so as to prevent the wound from sticking to the nappy. This condition can develop in males who are circumcised or, more commonly, uncircumcised.
Some parents become alarmed when they see smegma because they think it is pus and assume there is an infection that requires treatment.
After a thorough examination of the evidence, Australian and New Zealand doctors have concluded that there is no medical justification for circumcising normal male infants and boys in Australia and New Zealand. TOP of this page. In most cases they would have been perfectly all right if they had been left alone and allowed to develop naturally. When the shaft skin becomes attached to the coronal margin, so that a thick skin bridge forms, a procedure may be necessary to make the separation. Boys have died following circumcision because the nappies in which they were dressed absorbed the blood from the wound and parents did not notice they were bleeding until it was too late. Once the foreskin is able to be easily retracted, it may adhere to the glans if you or your child does not periodically gently retract it. Phimosis derives from the ancient Greek word for muzzled, and refers to a condition in which the foreskin cannot be retracted pulled back to expose the glans.