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Can something go wrong to a baby that gets circumcised before 1?

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10/17/2008

Yes, just like with an surgical procedure there are risks of negative outcomes following circumcision. The risks include complications from anesthesia as well as prolonged bleeding, infection, and surgical error. While it is very uncommon, every year infants die due to complications for circumcision. Circumcision can be practiced for religious reasons, for example within Judaism and Islam. However, no major medical associate recommends routine infant circumcision as it has no known medical benefit and puts the boy at risk of complications and adverse events.