Is bleeding days after circumcision something to worry about?
My baby boy is 10 days old. Yesterday when changing a pee diaper I noticed that there was a bright red blood spot.
I took him to the ER, but they told me to leave because of the wait and the sickness there. A nurse did look at it and said she didn't think it was anything to be alarmed about.
He is circumcised. Do you think I should be worried? Do you think he may have an infection and need testing? Today he had another diaper and it had a small spot of blood and what looked like puss. What could be going on?
Jeffrey Gartrell | Family Medicine
A small amount of bleeding can be common after a circumcision; however, I agree that he needs to be seen by a physician. It doesn’t sound like an emergency, but I would suggest that you make an appointment with your primary care provider so he or she can take a look.Read more answers by Dr. Gartrell