when did you have your son circumcised?

Heather - posted on 03/18/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )

112

22

10

i had my son circumcised at 3 weeks old. and i was wondering when everyone else had their son/sons circumcised.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Lek - posted on 05/30/2013

25

0

1

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

Kelsey - posted on 04/14/2012

39

25

5

My oldest was done at about 2 weeks due to how things work here in Canada, and my second got his done at about 11 days old.

Mary - posted on 07/31/2010

202

20

2

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!

Amy - posted on 07/31/2010

141

11

4

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.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

30 Comments

View replies by

Andre - posted on 01/04/2014

1

0

0

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.

Allison - posted on 07/08/2013

2

0

0

I had it done a few days after birth in the hospital. I am not sure what method was used but it turned out well.

[deleted account]

My son was 2 weeks, we would have done it right away, but there is only one specialist where I am from and that was the only time she was available to do it.

Mary - posted on 05/28/2010

202

20

2

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.

[deleted account]

My son was a week old when he was circumsised. The specialist in our town would only do babies under 3 weeks old.

Sheena - posted on 05/18/2010

72

5

3

we got my son done at 7 days old... costed $445! were in bc canada... thats almost how much we pay for rent!

Kelsey - posted on 05/16/2010

12

21

1

I had to pay $275 for my son to have it done because my insurance didn't cover it.

Kelsey - posted on 05/16/2010

12

21

1

I had my son done 2 days after he wasa born. They did it the morning we were leaving the hospital and told us we could leave after he peed at least once. Within an hour of having it done he peed and we could go home.

Cindy - posted on 05/15/2010

449

16

40

in Canada, they wait 7 days after birth. And we pay $400 to have it done. IT was a great investment I think. ALl the boys in this house are circ'd.

Merry - posted on 04/01/2010

9,274

169

248

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)

[deleted account]

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.

Amber - posted on 03/26/2010

333

21

56

Our first and only so far had his down like the day after he was born, he healed real well, we made sure it was kept clean!

Erin - posted on 03/20/2010

499

39

202

Both of my boys were the day after birth while we were still in the hospital. It was surgical, but they both got Tylenol and when they were back with me, got to nurse. Both healed nicely.

Charlene - posted on 03/18/2010

33

14

3

My son had his done at 2 days old. that is when my doc did it. he said they have to be two days before they can do it. I wouldnt have it anyother way!!!

Alex - posted on 03/18/2010

38

15

4

Im going to have it done at the hospital. i want his pee pee and his umbilical cord pretty much healed at the same time..... or ya know whatever. lol

Chelsey - posted on 03/18/2010

167

29

22

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.

Tara - posted on 03/18/2010

167

20

19

its funny how a ton of people have never heard of the plastibell and refuse to circumcise but plastibell has been around for YEARS i had to ask for it

Sara - posted on 03/18/2010

13

263

0

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

167

20

19

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.

Cynthia - posted on 03/18/2010

30

23

5

our first son was done when he was about 3 or so months old, our other boys I had done before we left the hospital.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms