Circumsicion removed too much skin?

Chelsey - posted on 08/06/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I just had my 2nd son circumcised. The dr said his penis was short and so he took off as much as he could which wasn't much I guess. (my hubby was in the room while I looked after our other son) Now I am concerned that maybe a little too much might have been taken.

What does it look like if too much foreskin was taken off? How can you tell if the circumcision removed too much skin or not?

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Whan - posted on 05/29/2013

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When I was researching my sons circ I found pictures of circumcisions done incorrectly or too tight. I know this is an old post but would be willing to send to other worried moms and I would be interested to know the result with your son??

Merry - posted on 08/01/2011

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http://www.newforeskin.biz/CI/CIchart.ht...
This chart tells men how much foreskin they have or don't have, they can cut off too much, this would cause the scrotum to be pulled up when erect, it can cause bent penis,, or hair on the penis due to skin being pulled up.
It can mess him up for life.
Some men have lost all sensation in their penis due to too much skin being removed.

Isaac - posted on 11/06/2012

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the doctor told you that your son's penis was short so he could cover his tracks for removing too much skin from the shaft and thereby making the penis shorter.



circumcison is the same as removal of the hood of the clitoris, by the way, and a lot of people wouldn't want that done.

Sara - posted on 08/18/2010

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If you are concerned, make an appointment with a urologist. But I have looked into this issue before, and I was assured by a family friend who is a urologist that it isn't possible to remove too much foreskin...or virtually impossible to, because the skin automatical will stretch and grow to fit the pens. That is how men can stretch their penis skin to restore their foreskin.

Hannah - posted on 08/26/2011

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I would take him to the urologist, or even your pediatrician can help you. If it doesnt look right to you, you should get it checked out now because I thought my sons didnt look right and it came to be that it wasnt done right. I thought it looked like they left to much skin but I didnt have it checked out because my mom said oh no hes still little he will grow into then we had our pediatrician look at it and she said it did look like they left some skin and it was starting to reattach to the head. He is 21 months old now and he had to have a second circumsicion last month. I wish I would have went with my gut and had it checked out when he was younger.

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Carmel - posted on 04/24/2012

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One more reason if I had a son I wouldn't have had him circumcised (unless absolutely medically necessary).

Summer - posted on 10/21/2011

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Agree with Hannah,GET ANOTHERr DOCS opinion my cousins son had to go back at 3...he is now in his 20s but remembers the experience and the pain from it...

Summer - posted on 10/21/2011

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Agree with Hannah,GET ANOTHERr DOCS opinion my cousins son had to go back at 3...he is now in his 20s but remembers the experience and the pain from it...

Michele - posted on 02/16/2011

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Its important to Always trust your Gut, if you dont feel something may not be right!!

Michele - posted on 02/16/2011

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get him into another Doctor As soon as possible !!!! Doctors do make mistakes. Dont waste any time getting him into another doctor to look and make sure he is ok

Amy - posted on 08/18/2010

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Stretching when it's done is done over a long period of time though, so too-tight skin can be a problem and can cause pain on erection because it's not of long enough duration. Stretching isn't really the right term because you grow more skin (it's just skin though, not the frenulum etc).
I have an 8mm piercing in one ear and it took me quite a while to do :-)

Vegemite - posted on 08/14/2010

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if you are unsure take him back the doctor and then to another doctor for a second opinion. That's what I would do

Amy - posted on 08/08/2010

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It's hard to tell at all with an infant if circumcision removed too much skin. It's more obvious in men because the penis can bend to one side or cause painful erections, but I don't know how you'd tell at all with a baby because they're not exactly... at their full potential, if you know what I mean :-)

Amy - posted on 08/08/2010

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It's hard to tell at all with an infant if circumcision removed too much skin. It's more obvious in men because the penis can bend to one side or cause painful erections, but I don't know how you'd tell at all with a baby because they're not exactly... at their full potential, if you know what I mean :-)

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