Circumcision and Pain? - page 2

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... Read More

  1. Visit  Twinmom06 profile page
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    I 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...
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  3. Visit  CrunchyMama profile page
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    I 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. :/
  4. Visit  amygarside profile page
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    Oh no, I do not think this is a usual practice nowadays.
  5. Visit  monkeybug profile page
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    Quote from klone
    Do you not have pediatricians that do the circs? All I can imagine is that since it's an OB doing it, s/he is simply woefully out of date on current recommendations.
    All of our circs are done by the OBs, not the Peds.
    LibraSunCNM and anotherone like this.
  6. Visit  jodyangel profile page
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    All circs are done by the OB. Yes they do give them a pack with the sugar water on it...and Tylenol afterwards....but how did that help when the scalpel was cutting them...or the clamp of the hemostats. Nada. This doc was not fast.
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  7. Visit  Kidrn911 profile page
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    After witnessing my first circ and seeing the very little pain med given, I would love to do it to a grown male doctor and see if Tylenol will work for his, it is cruel
  8. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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    When 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.
  9. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
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    What in the world was the reasoning behind the sugar water or sucrose? (Giving it to the infants orally during Circumcision?)
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  10. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    What in the world was the reasoning behind the sugar water or sucrose? (Giving it to the infants orally during Circumcision?)
    Sucrose does have pain relief benefits in infants. The sucking action and the sugar are soothing and help with pain. They use that method a lot in the NICU.
  11. Visit  melmarie23 profile page
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    Quote from monkeybug

    All of our circs are done by the OBs, not the Peds.
    Circa are done by our OBs too
  12. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    What in the world was the reasoning behind the sugar water or sucrose? (Giving it to the infants orally during Circumcision?)
    It's evidence based practice - oral sucrose releases endorphins that helps with pain management. In many NICUs, sucrose on pacifiers is given during any stressful or painful procedure.
  13. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
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    @Sucrose Answers- Thanks Guys
  14. Visit  Fyreflie profile page
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    Quote from klone

    It's evidence based practice - oral sucrose releases endorphins that helps with pain management. In many NICUs, sucrose on pacifiers is given during any stressful or painful procedure.
    We also used sucrose during PKU and bili pokes in post partum and I do all my Vit K injections (and did heel pokes at my old job) with the baby skin to skin and feeding as colostrum provides a similar pain effect!


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