The Circumcision Discussion - page 123

by jmspeach 186,886 Views | 1299 Comments

I know this can be a HUGE debate, and I'm not looking to start any arguments. I was just wondering as you are OB nurses. I'm expecting a boy in July and not sure if we should circ. or not. My husband says yes, it's better... Read More


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    Quote from VizslaMom
    How is the foreskin functionally necessary?

    IMO, if people could easily and reasonably have their tonsils & adenoids, gall bladder, and appendix removed at birth I'd opt for that too... saving potential issues in the longrun.
    Wow. Are you serious? That terrifies me.
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    Me too, are you kidding?
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    Quote from VizslaMom
    How is the foreskin functionally necessary?

    IMO, if people could easily and reasonably have their tonsils & adenoids, gall bladder, and appendix removed at birth I'd opt for that too... saving potential issues in the longrun.
    The foreskin is about as functionally necessary as the clitoral hood. So let's recap. If you were to give birth to a baby you would remove it's tonsils, adenoids, gall bladder and appendix. For a boy the foreskin would be removed. For a girl, is it correct to assume the clitoral hood would be removed as well?
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    "Originally Posted by VizslaMom
    How is the foreskin functionally necessary?

    IMO, if people could easily and reasonably have their tonsils & adenoids, gall bladder, and appendix removed at birth I'd opt for that too... saving potential issues in the longrun."

    You are a NURSE???? Shouldn't you UNDERSTAND human ANATOMY???? That TERRIFIES me as well!!!!! I think you need to go read up and study the function....the foreskin has MANY functions!
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    Both of my circed boys (12 and 4) are scheduled to have their meatal stenosis repaired (meatotomy) as a result of keratinization from ammonia in super absorbant diapers. My 12 yo has a 2 french urethra and the 4 yo a 3.

    My 12 had a sore throat and trunk rash so I asked if he had any pain or burning and said yes--so off to the ped we go, thinking glomulonephritis. Well no strep but a UTI and pin point urethra. Went home and looked @ my 4yo after bath and decided I would have had a terrible time ever cathing him , he saw his brothers's ped urologist.....so they are both scheduled.

    It breaks my heart to put them under for this but has to be done. Just a shame and my 12 yo is mortified (as you can imagine). I had never thought much about it- only happens w circs.
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    Quote from celclt
    Both of my circed boys (12 and 4) are scheduled to have their meatal stenosis repaired (meatotomy) as a result of keratinization from ammonia in super absorbant diapers. My 12 yo has a 2 french urethra and the 4 yo a 3.

    My 12 had a sore throat and trunk rash so I asked if he had any pain or burning and said yes--so off to the ped we go, thinking glomulonephritis. Well no strep but a UTI and pin point urethra. Went home and looked @ my 4yo after bath and decided I would have had a terrible time ever cathing him , he saw his brothers's ped urologist.....so they are both scheduled.

    It breaks my heart to put them under for this but has to be done. Just a shame and my 12 yo is mortified (as you can imagine). I had never thought much about it- only happens w circs.
    I am so sorry to hear this! My heart goes out to you and your sons! May they have a full and easy recovery!

    ...and thank you for sharing your story!
    Last edit by Smurfette752 on Jul 13, '09 : Reason: spelling
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    :icon_hug: celclt. I'm sorry.
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    Quote from celclt
    Both of my circed boys (12 and 4) are scheduled to have their meatal stenosis repaired (meatotomy) as a result of keratinization from ammonia in super absorbant diapers. My 12 yo has a 2 french urethra and the 4 yo a 3.

    My 12 had a sore throat and trunk rash so I asked if he had any pain or burning and said yes--so off to the ped we go, thinking glomulonephritis. Well no strep but a UTI and pin point urethra. Went home and looked @ my 4yo after bath and decided I would have had a terrible time ever cathing him , he saw his brothers's ped urologist.....so they are both scheduled.

    It breaks my heart to put them under for this but has to be done. Just a shame and my 12 yo is mortified (as you can imagine). I had never thought much about it- only happens w circs.
    That is so sad. I am sorry to hear about this.
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    Quote from Smurfette752
    "Originally Posted by VizslaMom
    How is the foreskin functionally necessary?

    IMO, if people could easily and reasonably have their tonsils & adenoids, gall bladder, and appendix removed at birth I'd opt for that too... saving potential issues in the longrun."

    You are a NURSE???? Shouldn't you UNDERSTAND human ANATOMY???? That TERRIFIES me as well!!!!! I think you need to go read up and study the function....the foreskin has MANY functions!

    Oh, good grief... a little dramatic aren't we?
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    Wow. I've never seen such a one-sided thread on a chat board in all my time reading boards.. years.

    You guys really know how to 'try' to beat up a person, eh? I hope you feel bigger and better than everyone else... being that you try to belittle everyone who disagrees with you.

    Toodles!


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