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    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

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    OP, this is an anti RIC website, but it does have lots of information that may answer some of your questions.

    http://www.circinfo.org/parents.html

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    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.

    Good luck

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M'LadyEm View Post

    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.
    No- before 6 weeks is generally recommended.
    If you wait longer than that, you have to wait until after 12 months (or 6-12? can't remember) and have it done under general anaesthetic.

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    I had my two boys done with Dr Terry Russell. He was excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    No- before 6 weeks is generally recommended.
    If you wait longer than that, you have to wait until after 12 months (or 6-12? can't remember) and have it done under general anaesthetic.
    I was kinda close (sort of). I knew it was 6 something! OP at least there are some people out there who can give you some accurate information! Still talk to your GP though. And do it before he's born. If you're going to circ I imagine it's better not having to give him an anaesthetic. Make sure the research/literature you're reading is factual and informative rather than anecdotal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by more2me View Post
    This will be my first biological son and I am considering circumcision for him (due August). My step son is not circumcised and neither is my partner. However, my partner is suffering from adult phimosis, which is part of where my decision to educate my self a bit more has come from. I'd hate for my son to have to go through circumcision as an adult, watching my partner is killing me.


    I am in South East Brisbane and our biggest concern is money. Where can I get reliable information about upfront, out of pocket costs and any rebates we would be entitled to? We do not have private health cover.

    In terms of penile care, what is involved? Again, I'm used to an uncircumcised penis and only needing to treat it as a finger when cleaning.

    Does anyone have any literature or links to incidence of adult phimosis? What I'm wondering is if it may be hereditary?

    Is there anything else I need to know? Anyone that you can recommend in my area? I'm really going into this blind.

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    Hi @more2me,

    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.

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    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!

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    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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