My son was circumsized, twice.

Ashley - posted on 03/15/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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This post is for Information purposes only. It is not a debate or an advocate. This is only my experience.

When I was pregnant with my second child it was a boy. We decided to have him circumsized for a few reasons. We never even left the hospital post birth, when a nurse had booked the circ appointent for us with a pediatrician. My son was 1 month old when we went in for his appointment. I've always had an iron stomach and growing up around hospitals, I wanted to be with my son when it happened. I soon found out that when it comes to my kids, I can't handle seeing them in pain. The poor guy felt everything! Even the doc(who has done about 300 circs a year) said hes sure hes feeling it. If my son was any older the doc said he wouldnt be able to do it seeing as how the foreskin was already fusing and it was hard to release and remove. He did use a local anistetic and was as kind as you can be about it. I promised my little one that hed never have to do this again. Unfortunatly I had to bring him back 5 or six times to release the remaining foreskin that was healing to the head of his penis. this only happens in very small percentages but is increasing due now to doctors preferring to take only little off to prevent issues when they are grown. I was finally refered to a urologist who said he may or may not eventually grow to stop fusing, but the only way to be sure is to remove a little more. I decided it would be better for my son physically and psycologically that we would have one more big hurt versus a bunch of hurts throughout his childhood. He was 10 months old when we took him in for the second circ. I couldnt be in there this time, even if I wanted to. I waited outside so I couldnt hear him cry. He had a local anistetic again(it could be dangerous to put him under) I was unsure how I felt about it. Im praying he'll grow to forget the pain hes suffered. Its almost healed now with no signs of fusing again. we go back today for a follow up. He'll be a year old in 2 weeks. He still flinches and doent like me cleaning it. It was a flukey thing to happen and made me question every discion i made. But in the end Im glad its over and hopeful that my son will have a normal sex life. If me and my husband were ever to have a boy again, Im not sure i'd want to get him circumsized, but we'll cross that bridge if and when we get there. I thought Id share

my story incase there is othe parents going through this. When I researched there was not much on second circs. He had a plastibell the first time, and was stitched freehand the second. God bless.

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Katherine - posted on 03/15/2012

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Wow, quite a story. Sorry that happened. I'm anti-circ and this just strengthens my views, so thanks for sharing.

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