Question about my two-year-old's circumcison

Sarah - posted on 02/12/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son, who is almost 2 1/2, had his circumcision shortly after he was born. But lately I've noticed that the skin seems to be regenerating, and in places it looks like it is fusing to the head of his penis. I have an older son, just turned 4, who doesn't have so much excess skin, and he doesn't have the fused look. Is this something to be concerned about?

I will take him to the doctor in a month for his check-up, but want some feedback from moms who have dealt with anything similar. And please, no "circumcisions are evil" comments. My husband and I made the decision we felt was best for our family, and respect others' right to do the same for theirs.

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Krista - posted on 02/17/2011

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You know, the OP asked for no "circumcision are evil" comments, and I respected that, despite my extremely strong negative feelings towards routine infant circumcision.

So it'd be nice if this didn't turn into a thread where you bash people who don't think that circumcision is just fantastic, thanks.

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Sound slik eyou have your answer! I just wanted to say I liked the last sentence of your post! I am a fairly progressive parent who did long term breastfeeding, and practices a lot of attachment parenting philosophies, BUT I chose to circumsize for religious reasons. And I am so sick and tired of getting lectured/prosthletized about the "evils" and mutilation of it.

Alice - posted on 02/15/2011

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You did the right thing to circumcise your sons. Infact i haven't done so to my 22months old boy. In Africa, we are advised 2 do so to avoid our kids being sacrifitual objects for ritual offerings. However, try taking him to the doctor for check-up.

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Sarah - posted on 02/13/2011

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Thanks. I called the Dr. and he said that unless he seems to be in pain, there is no immediate concern. For other moms with the same situation, our doc suggested considering having a second surgery, but waiting until he's older (mostly to avoid it from growing back again) but before puberty hits (when it could cause pain as his body changes.) He said between 8-10 is ideal. He also noted, though, that the younger he is, the quicker it will heal and the less likely he is to suffer infection (since I'm still bathing him, and privacy isn't such an issue) and, of course, it won't be so embarrassing now.

Krista - posted on 02/12/2011

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I HAVE heard of this happening, and I believe that in some cases, it's required additional surgeries. But really, it's impossible for any of us to know. Personally, I don't think I'd wait a month, just in case it's something that can be treated more conservatively now, while you catch it early. I would recommend calling his doctor and asking for a referral to a urologist (preferably a pediatric urologist, if there's one nearby.)

I hope that things work out okay for the poor little guy.

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