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how do they do the circumsion on they put them to sleep or what...i am scared and i dont know what they do..but i want it done on my son when he comes out

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Asked by jesslovesyou08 at 6:06 PM on Oct. 27, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • They do not put them to sleep. My son had his done and he was not knocked out, just local antesthetic. He was fine when they brought him back to me.

    Answer by momof030404 at 6:10 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • For Info:

    Answer by sophiafarris at 6:12 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Nope they don't put them to sleep and many Drs don't use adequate pain relief. There is no valid reason to do it, it does hurt them and there are many risks to having it done. Leave well enough alone. It's not broke, don't fix it.

    Answer by soon2bemomof307 at 6:12 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • no pain meds other than maybe a little topical cream. here is a link on the different methods
    here is a video of it being done http://
    here is a link with a video and pictures of the surgery

    Answer by Lynette at 6:14 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • They don't put them to sleep. They use a topical anesthetic (sometimes- ask for that to be done, or for a dorsal nerve block). Some babies go into shock and don't react at all. Some babies scream their heads off. Be prepared and make the decision ahead of time if you want to be with your child during this procedure or not.

    FYI, this is an elective cosmetic procedure. I just wanted to make sure you knew that since you sound scared of it!

    Answer by Gruntlings at 6:23 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • soon2bemomof307, she said in the question that she is going to have it done on her son, so there is no need to tell her not to get it done. Obviously you feel differently that she, but that doesn't mean that she is wrong in her thinking.

    My son was born 5 months ago and was circ'ed. The OB/GYN does the surgery, not the pediatrician, which I was unaware of. He was fine. It was red afterwards, but healed very nicely. They applied a local antesthetic, he was not knocked out.

    Answer by ap9902 at 6:25 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I don't think it hurts them. They numb the area before they do it. When my son had it done, I didn't hear him scream or cry, and when they brought him back to me he was calm. BTW circumcision was the norm 25 years ago, and there's nothing wrong with getting it done these days. I hate how everyone's like omg you're cutting your kid, um yeah and he'll thank me for it later :P My personal opinion. Dada's circumcised, and he's not having any lasting effects from it done while a baby.

    Answer by prettyrayray at 6:29 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I went with my Best friends son. My mother in law who is a nurse told me to make sure he had Tylenol, and I B prophin in his system, so we dosed him 15 min. before we left for the apt. he wasent givin any thing else. My friend couldent handel being in the room but didn't want him to be alone so I went, she waited in the waiting room ready to comfort him afterwords. It was painful but he recovered quickly. He was asleep by the time we hit the apt counter to make his next apt. I dont know about difaculties in life with out it, but I care for the eldery and it is harder to keep the men clean who are not circomcized.

    Answer by AnnikasMommy1 at 6:32 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • If you aren't sure about it then don't have it done. My son isn't.

    But I've seen and helped with many. At the hospital I work at they pediatricians use some lidocain at the base of the penis which helps a little bit, they also give a sweet liquid called Sweetease and it acts kind of like morphine on a baby (but is just sugar water) Many times the baby doesn't cry during the circ... but after, when they change the diaper the scream their little head off.

    I would do reseach on the topic though so that you make a well informed choice whichever you decide

    Answer by AmiJanell at 6:32 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Well obviously research needs to be done if you are unaware of how it's even done. Look it up yourself if you really want to know. All you will get here is biased opinions.

    Answer by soon2bemomof307 at 6:33 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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