when did you have your son circumcised?
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Lek - posted on 05/30/2013
We had our son circumcised 3 weeks ago using the gomco clamp. I was worried it would remove too much skin but that's all our hospital uses and its what my husband thinks is the best to use. My son is healed good now and I am impressed with the result. The gomco clamp ensures that the skin is cut behind the head from the day its cut and wont allow the skin to cover the end to hide or be a innie lol like described here which I think is caused by other circumcision clamps.
BTW..My husband still has a innie like this when hes not aroused haha :) because he was circumcised loosely when he was 16 yr old and that is why he wanted our son to have a more full style circumcision. We would both be interested to know about other parents experiences and hope all your sons are fine...thanks and take care xo
Amy - posted on 07/31/2010
Sara, all methods of circumcision are surgical, including the Plastibell. They first have to separate the foreskin from the glans as it is adhered, then make a slit in the top of the foreskin to put the Plastibell on. You have to be particularly vigilant in watching for blood loss with the Plastibell, particularly if using disposable diapers.
Mary - posted on 07/31/2010
my son just had his! no plastibell, just stitches.
the first night he bled a little in his diaper, so we took him to the ER cause the amount is subjective. i wasnt sure how much was too much. they put pressure on it (yikes) but caden didnt seem to mind it too much.
after that he was fine with a little tylenol.
he cut his 1st tooth that week too so with the tylenol we didnt even notice til it was all they way through.
it was super swollen and bumpy looking at first but hes now almost 3 weeks post op and it looks perfect!
Andre - posted on 01/04/2014
I was not circumcised as a baby and as a boy found my foreskin annoying because it was tight and sore even more so if hairs or sand got in foreskin. Painful to pull back.
As I got older skin got loser but it often got sticky and rashes even though I tried to keep it clean (sometimes little leak after you think finish pee).
The skin also seemed to have grown or stretched longer past my gland and this also annoyed me.
In my thirties had a full circumcision and so much happier for it. The best physical improvement for me and I like the look.
Experienced intercourse when I had my foreskin and after been circumcised. Found intercourse so much more enjoyable and practical.
In summary Circumcisions I believe are not painful with todays technology and are very simple and safe to do with qualified health professional. If I ever have a son I will not hesitate to have him circumcised ASAP preferably via gomco clamp so foreskin finishes out the way behind the head of the penis.
My circ'd penis is more comfortable, practical, healthy and sexy now and I'm thrilled with it.
Mary - posted on 05/28/2010
my son is getting his done on july 12th. he;ll be 7 months old. they doctor wouldnt do it in the hospital bc he was a month early and not even 6 lbs. she said she didnt feel comfortable doing it.
insurance is covering it bc he has vesicoruretal reflux and hes prone to UTI's. having him circed will help to prevent future UTI's.
Merry - posted on 04/01/2010
Erics was done at day 2 and we stayed with him the whole time to make sure he wasnt in pain. he cried only a bit from the numbing injection and then he just chilled with his pacifier till it was done. bit of tylenol and alot of nursing and vasoline i dont remember him being in any pain or disomfort from it. (surgical i think......it was not a plastiball so i assume surgical)
I got my son done at 2 weeks. The dr we went to used the plastibel method and my son healed fantasticly. http://www.circumcision.com.au/ here is the link to the dr i went to over here in brisbane australia, it has many useful facts on this site if anyone is interested.
Chelsey - posted on 03/18/2010
We had our son done at 7 days old we were aiming for 8 days but day 8 fell on a Sunday. We had learned that at 8 days old a baby has the highest natural vitamin K levels of his life which helps their blood clot quickly.
Sara - posted on 03/18/2010
It was a week after birth for Ben, in the Ped's office. But he did great. She used a special clamp, called a gomco clamp. It was scary to watch, but Ben didn't cry at all and it turned out really nice. But I've heard good things about the plastibell and its good that there is a non surgical way to circumcise.
Tara - posted on 03/18/2010
i had my first done a few days after birth, they did it surgically yikes! but when i had my second he was too premature to do it after birth so we waited 3 months and that was non surgical plastibell where they put this plastic thing on and a tie a string tight and it falls off a few days later.
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