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Circumcision Edmonton

Infant, Older Infant, Adolescent & Adult


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Before the Circumcision

It is best to have finished feeding your son just before bringing him into the office, so that your baby will not be overly hungry while you are waiting in the office. If your baby is hungry when you arrive, you can feed him for 15 minutes as soon as you get to the office.



All the following steps are taken to ensure your son has minimal discomfort during the procedure. First, your son is given 1ml of Tempra or Tylenol (also called acetaminophen) just before you leave home. Please do not give any other medication besides Tylenol or Tempra (i.e No Ibuprofen, Advil etc.) because it may effect bleeding time. Then in our office, he will have topical anesthetic applied to his penis. This is an anesthetic cream that numbs the skin. Next, he is given an injection called a dorsal penile ring block into the soft tissue alongside the penis. Since the topical anesthetic has already numbed the skin, the injection is hardly felt. After 10 minutes, the penis is “frozen”, and the circumcision can be done. During the circumcision, your son will receive sugar pacifiers to suck on which reduce his pain perceptions.


Although the circumcision takes under 30 seconds, we require you to be in our office for one hour and fifteen minutes in total so that we can carefully review with you all post procedure care and answer any of your questions.

Contact the Lohlun Clinic by email: drlohlun@circumcisionedmonton.ca