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Im due on May 19 and am interested to know more about circumsision and dont really want to scare myself!!
stuff like when do they preform the procedure and is my lil one awake or do they put them to sleep, there isnt a reglious reason i want it preformed its a health reason my partner is going to get an adult one done as he has had problems with the foreskin "shrinking" ( His brother had the same problem) please can someone help me find out more info ?
I have my youngest three done.
they got done in hospital sfter being first checked by the pediatrician.
No they are not asleep but they are given a local there so that they dont feel it.
There is special after care which involves keeping vasaline up to the Pen** until the little ring falls off
Hope that helped
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No, they don't put them to sleep.
The vast, huge majority of men have no problems at all with their foreskins.
Of those that do, 99% are managed perfectly well with non-surgical means: stretching regimens (combined with steroid creams in bad cases) clear up pretty much everything.
Only extremely serious problems actually require surgery, and only a minority of those actually require circumcisions.
A lot of doctors choose circumcision as it's easier for them than a few months of management. (and they get to do a nice expensive procedure...)
Imagine if they took that approach with hands or feet!
Please, please DO scare yourself. Do some research. Find out if there's actually going to be a problem before attempting to fix it - and find out if it takes such a drastic solution. Is there a reason it can't wait until any potential problem actually manifests?
Your instincts are right. This is something to avoid, kicking and screaming, if there's ANY way around it.
Hun, this is not something you have to worry yourself over at all. Not one western medical/paediatric association (that includes Australia) supports routine circumcision anymore. This is part of the reason why our public health records state that only 12% of infant boys were circ'ed last year in this country, and that figure is declining each year.
It's nothing but unnecessary cosmetic, amputative surgery that doesn't offer any benefits- a cirumcisied penis is no cleaner etc.
Do some research and you'll see why circumsicion is a no-go these days. Maybe check out http://www.circinfo.org/parents.html
Thanks so much, ill do some more reasearch . I dont want my lil one to go through it if i can avoid it thanks or the website .
I had a PM from a Pediatrition wanting to give me more info as well but i was a bit unsure his user name was sc07 i think has anybody heard of him before he didnt give his name but i didnt hand out any info either
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Please, if you're concerned about a specific foreskin ailment and to what degree it might be genetically related, find out what the condition is called and research it thoroughly before considering surgery for your little one.
"Foreskin shrinking" sounds like phimosis, which is not a genetic condition. Phimosis can be caused by scarring, due to improper care (like premature, forced retraction), especially during childhood. It can also be contributed to by improper hygiene in adulthood, or conditions like Diabetes that make men & women more susceptible to some types of infections.
Phimosis is both generally preventable and usually treatable without surgery.
Two great articles:
Intact! Protecting Our Sons from Circumcision (http://www.byronchild.com/arts27.htm)
Protect Your Uncircumcised Son: Expert Medical Advice for Parents (http://www.mothering.com/articles/new_baby/circumcision/protect-uncircson.html)
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