Question For Moms W Boys That Were Circumsized

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BB - December 29

I don't want a debate I just want to hear from those who actually had thier sons circ_msized. My question is.....what was the process you went through (where, when, how) and how has the healing been? Thank you in advance for your answers.

 

Dawn C - December 29

There was never a question of whether or not to do it, I just chose to do so. He was cic_m in the hospital on day 2. They took him to the nursery and done it. They brought him back to me. We never had any problems. It took him a week or so to get better, When he peed naturally it burned but I kept vaseline on it so the diaper did not stick to it. I do not regret it and like I said no problems with it

 

Jenn... - December 29

The hospitals around here don't circ_mcize anymore and I kind of had a hard time finding a pediatrician that would do it.. that was the most difficult part. I probably called 10 pediatricians in the area before I found one that would do it. Then I was upset because they would not come to the hospital and do it. He was 2 weeks old when it was done. They numbed the area and he cried while he was held down for the procedure. As soon as I picked him up he stopped crying and was fine. The first time he peed he cried, which the doctor told me to expect. After a day I was able to remove the gauze and then I just had to apply vasoline to it for 5 days. We never had any problems.

 

Dawn C - December 29

WOW Jenn where are you from?? I didnt know hosp were not doing it anymore. Im in Ga

 

Mona - December 29

We had it done in the hospital on the 3rd day. We decided to have it done so he would look like Daddy. (Stupid reason in retrospect.) I pretty much left it up to my husband. I would never do it again. I didn't take the time to become properly educated on the issue. Since then I have come across information that has made me regret the decision.

 

Dawn C - December 29

Mona what has made you regret the decision? I have always heard the opposite about infection and so forth with uncirc men. INTERESTING

 

Beccah - December 29

Mine was done when he was 3 months old. They put some cream to numb his area and then they took him to the back. They said that he slept through the whole thing, but once the cream wore off, he started crying. It was easy to soothe him with a pacifier and my voice, but it is 10 days later with some swelling and after day 6, he stopped crying when we changed him. We were very gentle when changing him, so I'm sure he was crying with anticipation.

 

glendy - December 29

my son's circ_msicion was done when he was 2 days old. It was rather quick, but he did come back screaming...i felt horrible at that point...even cried with him. After about 20 min he was ok though. The healing was very quick, we kept a lot of vasaline on it so the diaper wouldn't stick. he showed no signs of even noticing what was going on.

 

Mona - December 29

Here is some info I copied from www.askdrsears.com It states most of the reasons I regret our decision. I really do feel bad about it. DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT TO CIRCUMCISE YOUR BABY BOY This is a decision that many parents face. There are many misconceptions and out-of-date information that parents may read. Here is a summary of the pertinent issues that you should consider when making this decision. 1. Medical benefits - THERE ARE NONE! Do not circ_mcise your baby because you think there are some medical benefits. A recent review by the American Academy of Pediatrics looked at all the data from the past decades to see if there truly were any medical benefits. There conclusion - NO. There are no significant medical benefits that make circ_mcision worth doing. Here are a few benefits that we used to think were true, and now know are not. * Cleanliness - although it is true, a circ_mcised p___s does not collect any white stuff underneath the foreskin like an intact p___s does, THIS IS NOT A MEDICAL BENEFIT. It is really just one less area to wash in the shower. * Decreased risk of STD's - this was a myth that we now know is not true. * Decreased risk of penile cancer - it used to be thought that circ_mcised men had a much lower chance of cancer of the p___s. We now know that this benefit is much smaller than previously thought. The AAP determined that this benefit is so tiny, it is not worth circ_mcising for this reason. * Avoiding infections in the foreskin - it is true, occasionally intact foreskins get irritated. This is easily treated with warms soaks and washing. Rarely, the irritated foreskin becomes infected. This requires antibiotics to clear up, but is easily treatable. Even if this does happen once or twice in a person's life, it is not a reason to circ_mcise at birth. * Avoiding the need to do it later on - very rarely, someone has a problem with recurrent infections in the foreskin that need antibiotic treatment. Some of these men then need to be circ_mcised in an operating room under general anesthesia. This is extremely rare, however, and is not a reason to circ_mcise everyone at birth. * Avoiding bladder infections - it used to thought that circ_mcised boys and men had a much lower chance of bladder infections. The AAP now knows that this benefit is very small, and is only true for the first few years of life. After that, there is no difference in the number of bladder infections. Again, not a reason to circ_mcise. THEREFORE, IF YOU DECIDE TO CIRCUMCISE YOUR CHILD, DO NOT DO SO BECAUSE YOU THINK THERE IS ANY MEDICAL BENEFIT. 2. Religious reasons - some people choose to circ_mcise for religious or cultural reasons. This is a personal decision. 3. Don't want to be teased - while this may have been true in the U.S. decades ago, the truth is that your uncirc_mcised kids will be in good company in the locker room when they are teenagers. Less and less people in the U.S. are now circ_mcising their boys. 4. Too much trouble to take care of - some people think that an intact p___s is too much trouble to pull back and clean, especially during childhood. Well, the truth is, you are not even supposed to pull back the foreskin until it naturally comes back on its own between age 3 years and adolescence. So there really isn't anything to even take care of until then. 5. Want your boy to look like dad - the main difference that your child will notice between him and dad is the hair. He won't even notice any difference in the p___s until he is old enough that you can then explain to him the difference. So, what are the reasons TO circ_mcise? Here is the list: Religious reasons - as discussed above. That is all. There really is no good reason to circ_mcise other that personal preference and religious reasons. Are there any reasons NOT to circ_mcise? Consider these: 1. Leave nature alone - whether you believe God created men with a foreskin, or nature simply evolved this way, there must be some reason men have foreskins. Why change something that God/nature has created? 2. Sensation and s_xual pleasure - the foreskin is filled with nerves, and is therefore extremely sensitive to touch. This enhances s_xual pleasure. 3. Protects the glans (head) of the p___s - the glans is another highly sensitive area. The foreskin protects the glans from constant rubbing and chaffing against clothing that can desensitize it over the years. This preserves s_xual pleasure. 4. Ethical issues - there are groups of people worldwide, including medical societies, that oppose routine circ_mcision because they feel it is unethical for a parent to decide to alter the p___s of their child without the child's consent. Parents who are deciding whether or not to circ_mcise their son may wish to consider the impact this may have in the future if the child decides they wish they were not circ_mcised. So, when making this decision, the first thing to ask yourself is this - "Do I have any good reason to circ_mcise my baby?" If your answer is for religious reasons, then follow your faith. If not, and you can't think of any other significant reason other than just "because", then consider the above information as you make your decision.

 

I got one word for ya - December 29

SMEGMA!

 

C - December 29

My son seemed to be in pain for a week and would cry everytime I changed his diaper. Other than that it healed up fine. They did it in the hospital the day we went home. My doctor didn't try to sway us either way. She said for every negative reason not to have it done there is a positive. I took the cowards way out and let my husband decide. I agreed because my mom did not have my brother's done and when he was a teenager he decided himself that he wanted it done.

 

What is - December 29

SMEGMA

 

monica - December 29

calebs was done on his second day and my husband saw the whole thing....I never asked...but he said it was fine. I never had a problem...with either one of my boys.

 

Okay - December 29

nevermind I looked up SMEGMA...gross lets not talk about it!

 

Jenn... - December 29

Dawn, I live in Melbourne, Fl. I thought it was extremely odd that they would not do it in the hospital. They said that because it is not covered by the state most places don't anymore. But I had private insurance that did cover it. My OBGYN told me that my ped would do it and most of the peds I was calling were telling me that my OBGYN would do it. Most of the doctors I called wanted to wait until after a month. I was scrambling trying to find one that would do it within a few days, but had to settle for 2 weeks old.

 

TO JENN - December 29

THANKS> Here in Ga my ob did it. But it is odd because he also put in ny epidural. I live in a small town and my doc even delivered me 27 yrs ago. Plus my mom is his nurse. Kinda family type situation in this town.

 

Barb - December 29

Thanks for sharing that info. Mona. I hadn't really thought about this subject much. I guess we're going to have some talks about this soon, as I'm due to have a boy in 3 weeks.That article is pretty perswasive. Isn't Dr. Sears very highly respected? Is he the same one that has written so many books? Anyone else have any regrets?

 

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