My son is 6mths old, is it to late to get him sercomsised..? if not does anyone no who will do it..?

Amelia - posted on 10/03/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )

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I wanted to get my son sercomcised for the very start but couldnt find anyone that would do it, he is now 6months old, Is it to late to get it done? If it isnt does anyone no who will do it..?

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Reyna - posted on 10/06/2009

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No, its not too late to get a circumcision...my twins had theirs done when they were 15 months old. The won't remember the pain.

Robin - posted on 10/05/2009

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It is unnecessary for him to be circumcised. Please do some research on the procedure. It is considered cosmetic. As someone else stated the infections from not being circumcised is a myth. Almost all infections that happen to intact little boys are due to forced retraction. You NEVER NEVER retract. The owner should be the first to retract and this usually doesn't happen until later in age. As far as cleaning it you just wipe it like a finger that is all. If you research the foreskin a little you will find that it is more than just skin ALOT MORE.
Ask yourself why we find a need to circumcise little boys b/c of infections yet little girls are way more proned to infection yet we treat them with antibiotics not cutting a part of their body off?

Nanette - posted on 10/06/2009

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No, it's not too late. My son was not circumcised at birth. He started getting infections behind the foreskin and the pediatrician recommended having him circumcised...he was 17 months old. The pediatrician referred us to a specialist, we had it done, and he was fine with no complications. He is now 8. You cannot tell that it was not done at birth...hope this helps!

Leslie - posted on 10/06/2009

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its not to late. Talk to your pediatrician. They will guide you in the right direction. i am surprised it wasn't offered to you at the hospital. You don't have to have it done. it is your choice. If you don't or until you do make sure to keep it clean. You don't want an infection to set up . The only reason I had my son circumcised is the health issue of stuff being stuck in the skin and causing infections. There is so much debate of it.

Amanda - posted on 10/05/2009

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I don't think you should listen to anyone trying to change your decision your question was is it too late and where can you get it done In the end it's your decision but clearly you've made up your mind I'm having a little boy next month I choose circumcision it affects him somehow whether it's in his sex life infection or whatever which is why i opt for it you should ignore anybody giving you advice you didn't ask for think about what you want and I'm sure his ped can perform the procedure if not recomend you to another doctor good luck hun..

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Bethany - posted on 10/06/2009

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you're making a heavy decision on behalf of your son. I would do alot more research on the subject before altering him irrepairably. You'll need to be able to explain to him as an adult why you chose to make this decision for him.

Yolanda - posted on 10/05/2009

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Why do you want it done? that's what you need to ask yourself. I have three boys and the thought of someone hurting my child was unthinkable. I found out there is no harm if he doesn't get it done all you'll have to do is teach him good hygene no matter what decision you choose.

Kathryn - posted on 10/04/2009

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it is never to late to get it done. i would talk to your sons doctor about it.

Cami - posted on 10/04/2009

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you do whatever your heart is telling you. Dont worry about anything. I dont know if you are religious but God has a plan for all of us. He probably has already decided if you son is supposed to have one or not. Some children are born with birth defects, are we supposed to leave those alone, and not get it fixed because thats how God made the baby. NO. im not saying that an uncircumcised is a birth defect but i think you know what i mean. Do whatever you feel is best for him. And about it being painful, ask any grown man if they have remembered or suffered emotionally from their circumsition. I bet they will say no. Good Luck

Laura - posted on 10/04/2009

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It used to be done automatically when they are born but now you have to pay to get it done. It is expensive at least here in Canada it is. I would think it would be more painful as they get older as they know what is happening. My son was born with only a little skin, but he had to have surgery to correct the opening when he did go pee as there was no opening where there normally is one. His was just a tiny hole half way from end and when it was repair they remove the little piece that he was born with.

Lisa - posted on 10/04/2009

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Hi, I just wanted to let you know that my son had his operation when he was 18 months old and was walking around the next day. The doctors did not want to do it at birth because the skin was (webbed) --to make sure they didn"t cut to much off. Make sure you have a good doctor because I have heard moms say they have had to get another doctor to correct it. Good luck !!!!

Jennifer - posted on 10/04/2009

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I don't want to sound judgemental but why would you not plan to circumsize.

Emmis - posted on 10/04/2009

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It's not too late, but the sooner you do it the better. My son was 3 when he got his done, & poor baby he was in pain, specially since he knew what was going on. I took my son to a surgeon, I belive that if you dont do it when they are born you have to go to a surgeon! Best of luck!

Brittney - posted on 10/03/2009

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no it isnt to late to do it the same thing happend to my son. see at the doctor we had at the hospital didnt believe in them. something to do to do with it isnt medically necessary which is bull crap. so what i did was i had to hound my sons peditrician and asked her what to do about a circumsision. you will have to wait until he is at least 1and a half or 2 because he will have to be put to sleep. your ped. will have to refer you to a urologist and they will put him to sleep and it will be considered a surgery. they also put a numbing block on him while he is under so the pain isnt bad when he wakes up. my son was up and going within 3 days after the surgery just like nothing happend! im not sure where you live but if you live in the metro atlanta area i can help. send me a message and i can give you more info hope this helps. and good luck

Bethany - posted on 10/03/2009

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Quoting Jackie:



Quoting Samantha:

It is not completely pointless. When boys do not clean their penis right it can cause infections and then they HAVE to get it circumcised. It's rare, but it happens.





Do you know what the odds of needed one done is?  1 out of every 100 boys/men.  The real need for a circumsition is due to the urethra opening being off set or the foreskin being too tight and not correcting itself. Which is usually found in the first few baby appointments with the doctor. Its the reason why your doctor needs to see your son pee. 






Infections is an old myth caused by doctors telling mothers to pull back the foreskin to clean.  This was causing tears in the foreskin and then causing infections.  Now the rule is to NEVER pull back the foreskin.  My son is intact and has had an infection, our follow up appointment was with a plastic surgeon who made it very clear to me to never pull back the foreskin... which is so important he even pointed out that he wasn't going to pull it back to check to see how it healed.  He also said there was NO reason to get him circumsized at that point.  It has since been 5 years and not one issue with his penis.  Yes if a boy/man is having repeated infections that is a reason to need a circumsition.






I'm not sure why everyone is in a rush to mess with their sons sex lives due to a fear of infections.  And yes circumsitions do effect mens sex lives.  The foreskin has a few purposes, one being to protect the head of the penis from over stimiulation.  By removing it the head is always rubbing underwear and so forth causing a loss of sensation.  The forskin also allows for the penis to enlarge to its full size when erect without pain, thus allowing for the penis to acheive its full potential due to the extra skin.  Preventing infection is not reason enough to leave any boy not intact.  With that logic you better go get a double mastectomy because you are at risk for breast cancer being female and all.  And that takes more then a little antibotic to clear up!





 



In first world countries, it really doesn't matter if a boy is circumcised or not... for health reasons, at least.  However, in situations that keep a man from being as clean as he normally would be, uncircumcision is a health concern.  There was a study done on American men fighting in Asia during the Korean War (I believe it was that war... at least it was in that part of the world in the last century).  The fatality rate of uncircumcised men was significantly higher than that of circumcised men because they were much more suceptible to infection.  In unsanitary conditions it is dangerous to not be circumcised.  Currently in developed countries circumcision is probably unnecessary.  However, what happens if my son has to go to war?  With the state of the world that is very likely.  What happens if he decides to become a missionary or humanitarian in a third world country?  I would want my son to be protected as much as possible.

Bethany - posted on 10/03/2009

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It's not too late to get him circumcised. If I was in your shoes, I would talk to a mohel, a Jewish rabbi/doctor who has gone through intensive training on the whole procedure. Most regular doctors have not, and hospitals make surgical mistakes with circumcision frequently. I'm not Jewish, but I understand that a mohel will perform circumcisions for non-Jewish people.

Jane - posted on 10/03/2009

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if you teach him good hygiene, there's really no reason to have it done. he'll have more physical pleasure as an adult if you leave him how God made him.

Tiffany - posted on 10/03/2009

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My friend had her son circumcised when he was 4 years old. I would think the sooner the better.

Mandy - posted on 10/03/2009

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Quoting Jackie:



Quoting Samantha:

It is not completely pointless. When boys do not clean their penis right it can cause infections and then they HAVE to get it circumcised. It's rare, but it happens.





Do you know what the odds of needed one done is?  1 out of every 100 boys/men.  The real need for a circumsition is due to the urethra opening being off set or the foreskin being too tight and not correcting itself. Which is usually found in the first few baby appointments with the doctor. Its the reason why your doctor needs to see your son pee. 






Infections is an old myth caused by doctors telling mothers to pull back the foreskin to clean.  This was causing tears in the foreskin and then causing infections.  Now the rule is to NEVER pull back the foreskin.  My son is intact and has had an infection, our follow up appointment was with a plastic surgeon who made it very clear to me to never pull back the foreskin... which is so important he even pointed out that he wasn't going to pull it back to check to see how it healed.  He also said there was NO reason to get him circumsized at that point.  It has since been 5 years and not one issue with his penis.  Yes if a boy/man is having repeated infections that is a reason to need a circumsition.






I'm not sure why everyone is in a rush to mess with their sons sex lives due to a fear of infections.  And yes circumsitions do effect mens sex lives.  The foreskin has a few purposes, one being to protect the head of the penis from over stimiulation.  By removing it the head is always rubbing underwear and so forth causing a loss of sensation.  The forskin also allows for the penis to enlarge to its full size when erect without pain, thus allowing for the penis to acheive its full potential due to the extra skin.  Preventing infection is not reason enough to leave any boy not intact.  With that logic you better go get a double mastectomy because you are at risk for breast cancer being female and all.  And that takes more then a little antibotic to clear up!






i agree completely!



with my 1st son, the foreskin was too tight so at 2yrs of age (it wasnt casuing any pain) he was circumcissed.



i am not getting my 2nd son done. i do not see the point.

Mandy - posted on 10/03/2009

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my son had to be done for medical reasons, and he had to be put under general anacetic to have it done. after 6 weeksm, they dont do it without full anasetic, so they will possible make you wait till he is a bit older. i have decided against getting my 2nd son done.

Jackie - posted on 10/03/2009

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Quoting Samantha:

It is not completely pointless. When boys do not clean their penis right it can cause infections and then they HAVE to get it circumcised. It's rare, but it happens.


Do you know what the odds of needed one done is?  1 out of every 100 boys/men.  The real need for a circumsition is due to the urethra opening being off set or the foreskin being too tight and not correcting itself. Which is usually found in the first few baby appointments with the doctor. Its the reason why your doctor needs to see your son pee. 



Infections is an old myth caused by doctors telling mothers to pull back the foreskin to clean.  This was causing tears in the foreskin and then causing infections.  Now the rule is to NEVER pull back the foreskin.  My son is intact and has had an infection, our follow up appointment was with a plastic surgeon who made it very clear to me to never pull back the foreskin... which is so important he even pointed out that he wasn't going to pull it back to check to see how it healed.  He also said there was NO reason to get him circumsized at that point.  It has since been 5 years and not one issue with his penis.  Yes if a boy/man is having repeated infections that is a reason to need a circumsition.



I'm not sure why everyone is in a rush to mess with their sons sex lives due to a fear of infections.  And yes circumsitions do effect mens sex lives.  The foreskin has a few purposes, one being to protect the head of the penis from over stimiulation.  By removing it the head is always rubbing underwear and so forth causing a loss of sensation.  The forskin also allows for the penis to enlarge to its full size when erect without pain, thus allowing for the penis to acheive its full potential due to the extra skin.  Preventing infection is not reason enough to leave any boy not intact.  With that logic you better go get a double mastectomy because you are at risk for breast cancer being female and all.  And that takes more then a little antibotic to clear up!

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It is not completely pointless. When boys do not clean their penis right it can cause infections and then they HAVE to get it circumcised. It's rare, but it happens.

Christine - posted on 10/03/2009

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Why would you want to alter the beautiful body your Son was born with? He is absolutely perfect just the way he is. Before you make a decision please do research on the topic. We were on the fence about having it done when I was pregnant and even after our Son was born. I just thought that was something that was done. I did some research and found out how painful and unnecessary the procedure really is. I'm so thankful our Son is intact, and we didn't choose to put him through a pointless cosmetic procedure. His body is just as God intended.

Misty - posted on 10/03/2009

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when i had my son i decided i was not going to circumcise him... but the nurses asked me everyday i was there at the hospital. lol.

Jackie - posted on 10/03/2009

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Not sure where you are but in Ontario Canada is impossible to find a family doctor or ped who will do one. You need to contact a plastic surgeon since it is plastic surgery and elective.

Yvonda - posted on 10/03/2009

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It's never too late to get it done, but the longer you wait to have it done, the more problems he may have! You can ask his pediatrician, he/she can get it done as soon as you want. Good luck and God Bless you both!

Melissa - posted on 10/03/2009

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Was circumcision not offered at the hospital? In my understanding, it's usually an OBGYN who does it and of course it's typically arranged at birth, but you could talk to your son's pediatrician about it now to see what the deal is. I'm not planning to circumsize myself, but that's what I know of it from my research thus far.

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