The Circumcision Discussion - page 125

by jmspeach

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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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    Sorry to hear about your boyfriend. Prepuceplasti is a very good option when non surgical techniques have failed. In general I would try steroid cream a d stretching first and the prepuceplasti. It is far less invasive and he'll retain the look and function of the foreskin. Circmcision can be done if prepuceplasti fails bt that is rare. Circumcision may be an option if his phimosis is complicated by significant scarring. Here is one of many journal articles that describe it:

    http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2490/8/6
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    Quote from lamazeteacher
    Your post is a contradiction of terms!
    How so?
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    Quote from morte
    how so?
    LOL, sorry I posted b4 I read you comment--and it seems you beat me to the punch.
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    Quote from consult2
    LOL, sorry I posted b4 I read you comment--and it seems you beat me to the punch.
    lol, great minds and all that, it was funny we chose the same two word phrase, though
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    There are different kinds of clamps, but bob above said it most clear. That is the long and short of the procedure. The babies who don't scream are usually sick, or hypoglycemic. An option for you, if you do decide to circ, would be to speak to a uroligist. See if you could have it done by a urologist, verses the OB (who is who did the circ's at my hospital!). Many of the circs done by the OB's were...well lets say less than perfect.
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    Quote from mommytotwo
    There are different kinds of clamps, but bob above said it most clear. That is the long and short of the procedure. The babies who don't scream are usually sick, or hypoglycemic. An option for you, if you do decide to circ, would be to speak to a uroligist. See if you could have it done by a urologist, verses the OB (who is who did the circ's at my hospital!). Many of the circs done by the OB's were...well lets say less than perfect.
    ALL circumcisions are less than perfect--they remove healthy, functional, normal erogenous tissue--the whole concept of needless infant circumcision is less than perfect--in fact harmful, and frankly, medically unethical...regardless WHO does them.
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    Quote from consult2
    ALL circumcisions are less than perfect--they remove healthy, functional, normal erogenous tissue--the whole concept of needless infant circumcision is less than perfect--in fact harmful, and frankly, medically unethical...regardless WHO does them.
    There benefits that are medically documented for circumcision...such as a lowered chance of HPV and HIV infection.

    Because of this, I would expect a resurrgence of circumcisions in the coming years.

    The only thing medically unethical about a circumcision is that handful of physicians that choose to perform them without any pain control at all..which to me, hospitals should ban that practice.

    http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/fac...rcumcision.htm

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/26...pes/index.html

    http://www.fsneo.org/JourClub/3-023.htm
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    Quote from BabyLady
    There benefits that are medically documented for circumcision...such as a lowered chance of HPV and HIV infection.

    Because of this, I would expect a resurrgence of circumcisions in the coming years.

    The only thing medically unethical about a circumcision is that handful of physicians that choose to perform them without any pain control at all..which to me, hospitals should ban that practice.

    http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/fac...rcumcision.htm

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/26...pes/index.html

    http://www.fsneo.org/JourClub/3-023.htm
    u
    please site your sources....if you have been reading this thread all the way thru, you would know that most of these stats have been proven very ....hmm ephemeral.....exagerated, misstated....etc
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    The research on the benefits of circ'ing is questionable at best.

    We didn't circ our son, and have had no issues. I respect other people's decisions, though.
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    Bet if I took out my son's appendix as a newborn, I'd have reduced his chances of getting appendicitis to zero. All the same, we chose to leave it in.

    Same difference to me.
    Last edit by Elvish on Aug 2, '09
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