doc says my son needs to be circumcised

Krystina - posted on 04/14/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son went today to have his 20 month physical... the doc tried pulling his skin back and said it was too tight and needed to be circumcised. I do not agree with this. His dad is not and his dad is not.. (as my husband would say..its family tradition) I'm totally against my son getting circumcised. If I were gonna do it I wld of gotten it done at birth. I want him to stay in tact. About six months ago at his check up the doc told me to start pulling the skin back and cleaning it... I got to reading up on it and everything says DO NOT PULL THE SKIN BACK! But the docs say different. My husband says that his parents never did that and when he was old enough to start keeping up his hygiene then they told him what to do and how to clean it and he has never had any problems!! But now I feel like because I havent been pulling the skin back on my son he is gonna have to be clipped. I cant even fathom him having to go through this. He isnt even 2 yet!! Please help! We have to schedule a ln appointment with thr urologist and I need knowledge to prevent this procedure.

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Sarah - posted on 04/14/2015

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I good pediatric urologist will know better and explain exactly how to care for an uncircumcised penis. Rest easy, your little guy's "little guy" will be fine.

Dove - posted on 04/14/2015

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Get another doctor... now. NO doctor should be trying to retract your son. By the doctor trying to do that he will likely cause issues that may end up w/ your son needing to be circumcised. You need a doctor that knows how to properly care for an intact penis... and you need them now.

My son IS circumcised, but even 'I' know that. ;) Good luck!

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Michelle - posted on 04/14/2015

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You are correct in not forcing the skin back.
When my oldest was little he had a tight foreskin. The doctor gave us a cream to put just inside the opening and said that it works in about 50% of patients. For him it did work. He's almost 14 and hasn't had to be circumcised and doesn't have any problems at all. Get a second opinion as surgery isn't your only option.
I wish I could remember the name of the cream for you.

Jodi - posted on 04/14/2015

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I agree with Dove - get a second opinion. Make sure you find a doctor that supports your position about remaining uncircumcised unless absolutely medically necessary.

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