Hi @more2me. Google Dr Terry Russell. I have not used him as I have no children but I have heard good things about him. He does circumcisions in brisbane. he is located on Kessels Road, Macgregor
My DH is in a similar position. He started by going to his GP who referred him to a urologist. Being an adult, circumcision is a lot more involved. Steroid creams didn't work for DH, but he's not gone back to book the procedure yet because it freaks him out.
For your DS I would talk to your GP and ask them for some information/where to find the information. I don't know for sure, but I think infant circumcision is recommended in the 6-12 months (though I could be way out), so it's not something you have to decide right away.
A PP mentioned Terry Russell. He is one of the doctors we recommend on the south side. I believe he is a GP as well, so you may even be able to go and see him for a discussion. There are a few GPs around who are known for performing infant circumcisions so some googling should help you out a bit.
Hey OP, my sis elected to have for son done. Pretty sure the doc was in bris city - I'll get the name for you. He was great from memory.
Good on you for being proactive in caring for your bub!
I had my two boys done with Dr Terry Russell. He was excellent.
I am on the pro-circumcision side of the issue and so have nothing but positive things to say about the procedure itself. I wanted to address the part of your post that asked about an hereditary link for phimosis; I can't post links right at this moment as the info is on another PC, but I have read studies that support opposite conclusions on this. For example, one study I read found that when brothers' foreskins were studied from babyhood to puberty, one brother having foreskin issues did not appear to have any determinate impact on the other. However, I have also read studies that suggest that where boys do have tight foreskins throughout life, there was often a history of that amongst males within the family. So, while it seems that there is no direct evidence of a genetic link regarding foreskins, there may be some families with other genetic factors pre-dispose males in that family to foreskin issues. I don't know whether your partner's phimosis is life-long or not, obviously, but have you also considered whether your step-son's foreskin could help to indicate whether there is a hereditary issue?
In any case, I could PM you those studies later on if you would like.
OP, if you do decide to circ, see if there is a paediatric surgeon in your area that will do it. They won't do it until after 6 months of age and it will be under GA but at least it will be done by a Dr specifically trained in operating on kids. Good luck making the decision!
OP are you seeing an OB or midwife? They should be able to recommend someone. They have to give you unbiased medical care.
I brought it up with my OB and he said 'yep, we have a guy at the hospital. We will give you his details to book in the bub when he is born.' Totally painless and i didnt feel judged at all.
We dont need to justify our decision to others OP. Dont be afraid to ask.
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