circumcised twice?

Holli - posted on 03/07/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Has anyone needed to get their son recircumcised? We knew it was something we might have to consider from when he was born because he had alot of extra skin. So when we got it done the first time they confirmed that they couldn't get all the skin through but we'd have to wait til he's almost 2 to make our decision on redoing it. So I was wondering if anyone else has gone through this.

Please...no comments from people that don't believe in circumcisions. Thank you.

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Alicia - posted on 10/19/2012

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What is this fascination with mutilation? It's bad enough you did it the first time, why do it again?

I am not surprised so many Americans are so stupid when it comes to biology! Can you think of any other species who feels the need to destroy their foreskin for the sake of looks? NO! Why? because it is a functional part of the body and is there for a reason!



According to these idiots, it's amazing that none of my sons have ever had an infection, had penile cancer, 'NEEDED' to be genitally mutilated or had an overwhelming desire to look like their father. With no other body part would you deem it unnecessary or that it needs to be modified to look like the parent's. Why on Earth would you do it to something so sensitive!?!

Shanda - posted on 02/06/2012

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My son was circumcised at about 2 weeks old. Everything looked fine aftee healing at first then it started to look like an uncircumcised penis again due to extra skin. I took him to the doctor today because i was concerned, he is now 1 month old. They had to do a second circumcision. So hopefully the results of this one come out right. Not sure why tou would have to wait so long to have it done again. However my son took it better the second time around then he did the first. Before now i had never heard of it having to be done twice. Nice to know my sons not the only one

Sammy - posted on 03/07/2009

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My son is now 18 mths. old and due to circumstances had it done when he was 15 mths. old. It is not as bad as you hear from my experience alone. It was done in the hospital where he was put to sleep, release the same day. A few hrs. after we were home he wanted "down". It took him a second, but he was off and crawling. Of course he was sensitive when I was cleaning the area, but he is fine now. The procedure is slightly different when they are a year or two, verses when they are newborns. However, we had a great experience. Everyone told us the same...."he is too old", "don't do it, it's torture"....ECT...we had a great doctor and great outcome...I hope this helped a bit =).

Jushua - posted on 10/14/2012

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More than one billion men in China did not need the male genital mutilation(so called circumcision), Chinese men are so reproductive that China population is more than billion( like India too)

Your Jewish doctors are liars and they make extra money from your babies skin(foreskin) and suffering

Wake up people, male does not need genital mutilation, man is created perfect and clean, all what you need is soap and water, tell your Jewish doctors to use water and soap in rest rooms because they smell like sh*t

Jessica - posted on 03/07/2009

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the situation i know of is very different....a friend was 29 when he was "cut" for the first time, having lived that long without having it done and seeing the health and sexual benefits he went through with it.



besides totally being up to you...why did they ask you to wait sooooo long? he knows what pain is.



i would do it.



hope this helps. stock up on ice cream you'll owe him! LOL



 

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Akua - posted on 03/03/2013

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I also find myself in the same dilemma. My son is 15 month now and his first circumcision didn't come out right. For those of you who have experienced this "double circumcision", do your kids still have their sensitivity? I worry that he might loose his sensitivity and have a hard time with erection.

User - posted on 03/30/2012

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My son is 4 months old and is getting his redone on the 20th and they have to put him to sleep i am freaking out scared to death of putting him to sleep has anybody haqd to go through this and how long did it take.

Lanell - posted on 03/07/2009

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My son is 22 months now. We just had him re-circumcised about 7 weeks ago. He also had a buried penis so they fixed that problem also. His skin re-adhered to the bottom part of the head of his penis. He did have some pain for a couple of weeks but it didn't keep him awake at night or keep him from playing. They sent us home with Tylenol w/codeine. I feel that he will be glad we took care of this when he was young so he will not have to worry about it when he's older. I know 2 brothers that got circumcised when they were 9 and 11 respectively. They saw their dad and didn't want to be "different". I have a friend that is having some "extra" skin removed from her 6 month old next month.
I had a really good pediatric urologist preform the operation. That made me feel better about the whole thing. Hope this helps.

Holli - posted on 03/07/2009

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Some babies just have too much skin that they can't pull it all through the ring the first time around. Our child was just one of those. It wasn't anything his doctor did wrong because they knew there might be a problem before they did the first circumcision. They say they want it done before age 2 so that way he won't remember anything and it won't be as bad for him vs. waiting to get it redone when he is older. We're told if we don't get it done he might have pain when having an erection etc. and it also looks funny right now because the top looks circumcised and the underneath looks uncircumcised. For those who don't understand why we got it done in the first place...religious, personal and health reasons. We were fully aware of what they go through and pros and cons of it. (it really isn't as bad as some ppl think & say unless it is preformed differently in each state) When he got it done he was a day old and maybe cried for 30 seconds. He never showed any sign of it bothering him during the 1 week healing process. I'm just nervous a second time around since he is older and the older you get the more pain you seem to feel or remember. And if it's done the same way or a different technique that will hurt more?

Jo - posted on 03/07/2009

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hi ya, my son was cirumcised last year (he was almost 5 at the time) and it's wasn't half as bad i thought it was going to be, he had so many problems befor and it was very painful for him, so after the op he was sore for a few days but worth it!

Sammy - posted on 03/07/2009

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A friend of mines son also needs to have it done again due to the "extra" skin the original doctor left behind :(.

Heather - posted on 03/07/2009

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My son is circumcised from infancy; I can't imagine putting him through that as a 2 year old! I would suspect, much more traumatizing when they can remember it. Is it really worth it, just because of some extra skin? I would really question its necessity.

User - posted on 03/07/2009

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My son was Circumcised after he was born and i think that they left a lot of extra skin as well. If my doctor ended up telling me that if i wanted him to be circumcised again he would need it i would probably say no. he is 3 now and going through that would be traumatic i think. theres nothing wrong with being uncircuncised unless you're doing it for religous reasons. Most doctors now say that uncircumcised men have more sensitivity and therefore potentially better sexual experiences than circumcised men. Most of all i would be worried about my son "bothering" it, bandages, scabs, cleanliness and all. follow your heart, your gut always makes the best decisions

Michelle - posted on 03/07/2009

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I just know that when we adopted our first son at 20 months he was not circumcised. When we asked the Dr. about it he said that it wasn't worth the extra pain it would cause him. We were also starting him potty training and so it would make it that much worse. B/c of that we choose not to have it done. As long as we make sure he is clean then not to worry about it. Our second son had it done and everything came out fine. I too have never heard of it having to be done a second time.

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I don't know anyone who has had to be circumcised twice so I'm afraid I'm no help with your question.  But I was just curious to see why they weren't able to get all the skin the first time?  I just never knew that having extra skin would affect circumcision. 

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