My son was circumcised at birth by 1 pediatrician. I decided that I didn't like him so I switched to a new one. At 4mos. I asked her a question about my son's penis, which led to her telling me that she assumed that he had not been circd. His penis head was still covered by skin & an adhesion had formed. So she pushed it back & gave me an Rx for an oinment to put on the adhesion. I also push the skin back during bathtime. There is a still a small part of the skin connected to his head. I read online that adhesions work themselves out by the time the child reaches 2. She told me that it's typical & my son will be okay.
The nurses never gave me instructions on how to care for a circd penis...just about the vaseline gauze....and not about having to push it back.
If you have a male son, have you experienced this? Did his adhesion "fix itself"?
Please don't start a debate on cir/non cir. Just wanting some info. Thanks.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on Apr. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by onyourterms at 9:48 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by dze527 at 9:50 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by humaniterian87 at 10:26 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by Lilbeamercomin at 12:10 AM on Apr. 5, 2009
I don't have any personal experience with this since my son is intact, but I have read a bit about adhesion from circumcision. It is very common, and what I read agrees with what you stated - the adhesion usually works itself out. It also seems very common for doctors to not mention how to prevent adhesion, yet jump to recommend more surgery to fix it. I know they mention adhesion from circumcision in the book What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcision but Dr Paul Fleiss. I think it's out of print, but your local library may have a copy.
Answer by sallymoon at 4:55 AM on Apr. 16, 2009