Circumcision in children is usually done under general anesthesia, as a day case procedure. The stitches are dissolvable and need not require removal. There can be a variable degree of swelling and the penis may look ugly for 2 weeks. As the head of penis has not been exposed, it undergoes drying and scabbing over it. Bleeding is a rare complication and usually settles spontaneously. The urinary opening on the penis can become narrow, especially if there is a skin problem called BXO. If this develops, it might require dilatation under general anesthesia. It normally takes 7 - 10 days to heal after the procedure.
Excessive bleeding, infection, irritation and pain
Meatal Stenosis, cysts, chordee
Ulceration of the glans, necrosis of the penis
Secondary phimosis or impotence may also result