Circumcision left too much skin?!

Tiffanie - posted on 11/24/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




When they did my sons circ they left the skin sort of loose. It's not how I expected it to be. The skin goes over the tip and I still have to pull it back to clean it, which I do. But sometimes, and I don't know why, the skin right around the rim sticks and it has to be pulled apart and then it's very red and irritated. try to remember to put A&D on it when I change his diaper but because I wasn't told to do this until he was 2 months old I tend to forget. Has anyone else had a circ done this way? Any suggestions on keeping it from getting stuck? :( The dr said as he gets older he should "grow into it" so to speak but I'm worried he will look different.

P.S. My son is now almost 7 months old so this wasn't too recent.


Jennifer - posted on 11/24/2010




when a boy is left intact, the rule is to never pull the skin back...the foreskin is naturally adhered to the head of the penis in order to keep it protected. forcibly pulling back the foreskin will do exactly what you've described, and is never recommend for boys that are intact. perhaps try treating his penis as though he was left intact, and see if that helps? i'm not sure just how much of your son's foreskin is left but boys that are left intact have absolutely no issues as long as no one forcibly retracts the skin.

both intact boys, and circumcised boys will "grow into" things. it actually is a good thing when a little extra skin is left after a circ because boys will grow into it...if too much skin is taken, lots of problems can occur.

don't worry about him looking different. all penises, whether intact or circ'd look different from eachother. i'm not sure where you are from but keep in mind that in the united states in 2009, only 33% of boys were circumcised.

Kimberly - posted on 11/24/2010




I had my son circumcized before we left the hospital after he was born. Our pediatrician told us to put vaseline on it after we had the same problem when he first had it done to help it from not being so red and irritated and to help prevent it from sticking to his skin. I remember being so worried about if he was in pain or not :( but he never cried with it...He's now 8 months and has grown into it. Maybe you should try it and see if it helps you with your problem 2...Good Luck!!!


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JuLeah - posted on 11/24/2010




AGAHGAH The skin is designed, made to stick to the tip of the peins. When you pull it back you are causing it to tear, creating an open wound. Most of the time the skin, in uncirc. boys adhers to the tip for the first 8 or 9 years of life. It is how nature designed it to be.
Most dr. (American anyway) know very little about this, and very little about many other things. You have to be the expert.

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