I took my 2 month old to his two month check-up and during the exam the Doctor asked if he was circumcised, I said that he was. The Doctor proceeds to tell me that whoever did it did a poor job, and shouldn't have bothered because it's just as if he hadn't been circumcised. Are you kidding me? Has anyone had this happen? This is just ridiculous!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Apr. 15, 2009 in Kids' Health
Answer by brailynsmama08 at 7:37 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by gammie at 7:41 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:50 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:53 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
Get another opinion. It is entirely possible the skin has attached to the area where the foreskin was excised. This happened to my oldest son. A urologist spray a numbing spray on him and had to force the skin back. It still hurt him but it had to be done. There was nasty secretions trapped there and already infected. No one told us once the bell fell off tho push the skin back and keep Vaseline or something on it continuously. This episode is exactly why I refused to have my youngest son circumcised.
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:58 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
It could be that you have an old school pediatrician that is used to "tight" circumcisions. More doctors are now doing "loose" circumcisions that leave more foreskin for the boy to eventually grow into, to prevent erection problems (tight, painful, shortened, and/or crooked erections) in adulthood. Before meeting my husband, I dated several men who had erection problems because of a too tight circumcision as a baby. It is far better to err on the side of caution and remove less than to find out 15 to 20 years later that too much was removed.
Answer by sallymoon at 4:42 AM on Apr. 16, 2009
Answer by teafan at 11:58 PM on Apr. 16, 2009
Answer by SlapHappi at 3:45 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 4:33 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
I usually agree with maggiemom2000, but my information differs slightly on this issue. While the foreskin should NEVER be pulled back for a boy who is not circumcised, it is necessary to do this for a boy who is circumcised according to Dr Fleiss, who is one of the best experts on the subject. This should be done at least a few times a day for a year or more after the surgery in order to prevent adhesion (when the skin reattaches). She is correct that a doctor should not rip apart the skin to treat adhesion. As she said, the adhesion will eventually correct itself.
Answer by sallymoon at 8:17 AM on Apr. 23, 2009
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