Circumcision and Pain? - page 2
by jodyangel 13,498 Views | 38 Comments
Ok so witnessed my first circumcision the other day. I have to say...I hope I don't have to see another. The doctor used nothing for pain while he put hemastats and cut the babys foreskin. The baby was screaming..and all I... Read More
- 1Dec 25, '12 by CalabriaQuote from jodyangelAbsolutely not.Ok so witnessed my first circumcision the other day.
I have to say...I hope I don't have to see another. The doctor used nothing for pain while he put hemastats and cut the babys foreskin. The baby was screaming..and all I could give him was a pacifer with sugar? Seriously??
Is this common practice?
We have standing orders for sucrose PO, lidocaine (administered as a local anesthetic), and Tylenol (which can be given for 24 hours after the procedure).
Sometimes, I question the effectiveness of the above combination... especially if we have an impatient doctor who doesn't wait long enough for the lidocaine to take effect. But that's a conversation for another day.
- 3Dec 25, '12 by Twinmom06I worked in OB this summer and all the babies got the lidocaine block, PO Sweet-Eaze, and Tylenol...sometimes they scream because the betadine they are swabbed with is cold but once the lidocaine kicks in there was very little screaming (and a few thanked the doctor by peeing on him afterward LOL)...
that is horrible...
- 3Dec 26, '12 by CrunchyMamaI don't work in OB but have done plenty of research on circumcision and unfortunately it's fairly common for a doctor to not use any pain med or not use enough or not wait the correct time for the numbing med to take effect. It makes me cringe when a mom says "oh he was only gone for 10 minutes and came back sleeping"....poor baby felt everything then, before going into shock. Some people (doctors included) think that a baby's nervous system isn't mature as a newborn, so he can't feel his genitals being ripped into, makes no sense at all. I'm extremely against circumcision, obviously. It's appauling that doctors are only seeing money signs when they look at a newborn baby boy instead of not giving out correct up to date information regarding this topic. New parents should be required to watch a video beforehand on how it's done because many have no clue what they're signing him up for. My first son was circ'ed because I knew nothing about the topic, like many I thought it needed to be done. I regret it everyday and he's almost 9 years old. My 14 month old is intact. The circumcision rates are decreasing, but not fast enough. I would definitely talk to this doctor or if you don't feel comfortable doing so, talk with the charge nurse and/or supervisor. Someone needs to stand up for these babies. :/
- 3Dec 27, '12 by hiddencatRNWhen I was in nursing school (WAYYYYY back in 2010) the circ I witnessed was also done without any anesthetic. Barbaric and out of date...but I think it's still pretty common. This was a high tech, cutting edge teaching hospital and one of the major L&D sites in the area.