Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 8 - 2020
Post Circumcision Bleeding: Causes and Outcome in Different Age Groups
Syed Waqas Ali*
Department of Paediatric Surgery, National Institute of Child Health, Karachi, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Syed Waqas Ali, Department of Paediatric Surgery, National Institute of Child Health, Karachi, Pakistan.
Received: June 18, 2020; Published: July 31, 2020


Objective: To determine the frequency of post-circumcision bleeding and its outcome in terms of need of admission, blood and blood product transfusions and surgical procedure to secure hemostasis in children presenting to NICH.

Materials and Methods: It was a cross sectional descriptive study conducted at NICH for 1-year duration. A total of 126 patients of post circumcision bleeding were included.

Results: The study was done from 2-12-2013 to 4-12-2014 for duration of 1 year and 2 days. Age and weight were stratified according to mean. All patients presenting with injury to penile tissues leading to bleeding were included. 29 (23%) patients needed admission and blood transfusion. Statistically significant association found between need for admission and person or/and method of circumcision. Most severe injuries were caused by paramedic and nonmedical persons.

Conclusion: Circumcision is a minor procedure when done by experienced and trained circumciser. There is need to raise awareness that it is more of a surgical procedure than just a ritual. Education of parents is needed in conjunction with training of the circumciser to prevent life threatening complications.

Keywords: Post Circumcision Bleeding; Penile Injury; Methods of Circumcision


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Citation: Syed Waqas Ali. “Post Circumcision Bleeding: Causes and Outcome in Different Age Groups”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 3.8 (2020): 120-126.

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