What to Eat Before Your Circumcision

November 27, 2015

Dr. Reed,

On the night before I am circumcised, should I refrain from eating and drinking any beverages or water?

William T.

Good morning William,

Thanks for your followup E-mail inquiry.

If you are being done strictly under local as
50% of our patients are, you can even have
a light breakfast before you come in.

If you are being done under local with IV
sedation, you need to be fasting for 6 hours
before the procedure.

Given a morning appointment, you could
have whatever you wish for dinner, and
follow that with a midnight snack if desired.

Please don’t be too apprehensive about
circumcision as the procedure and recovery
is usually very mild and pleasant.

With kindest regards,

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Adult Circumcision – Miami

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