My 3yo DS has had a couple of infections over the past couple of months. Both times a GP has looked at it they've said that although the infections are quite common and easily treated/avoided, the opening of the foreskin is very small, and may be too tight for it to retract properly as he gets older.
They've said to give it until he's 4-5yo and if it hasn't gotten better, as in if it's still too tight to retract properly, then he'll need to be circumcised.
I'm worried about leaving it that late though as I don't want him to be old enough to remember it being done 😕 But I also don't want to do it unless it's necessary. Ugh, such a tough decision!
- Those who've had their boys circ'd later, what age, and did they remember it? Was it tough on them? Painful?
- How is the procedure done for older kids? What type of pain relief/anaesthetic is given during the procedure? Are parents in the room?
I just can't bear the thought of my little boy being scared or in pain 😢