When circ's go bad... - page 2

Has anyone seen a circ go really bad? I saw one today where the doc took too much foreskin off and the skin on the shaft ended up "degloving" from the fascia underneath. A urologist had to come in... Read More

  1. by   fergus51
    In my experience it is usually the men making these decisions because they want their son to look like them. It's only natural for them to think that what they have is "normal" and what the other guys have is abnormal. I do think circs are more common in the US than Canada and more common in certain geographical areas, but that's just my experience.
  2. by   BadBird
    Once in a FL hospital the doctor accidently amputated the penis! yup, it is true, talk about a major lawsuit.
  3. by   MarySunshine
    I saw a bad infection once, but that was treatable. I do help out with circs and I'm pretty understanding and nonjudgemental of parents who choose to circ their baby. It seems like for every circ horror story that there is, there's one about a 20 year old that had to be circ'd and go through hellish pain...Anecdotal evidence, while interesting, cannot be trusted for making surgical decisions about your children's body parts.

    I personally would never choose circumcision for my kid, but then I don't have any kids so I'm not a loudmouth about how to raise them.
    Last edit by MarySunshine on Feb 19, '05
  4. by   vermonthiker
    Quote from MarySunshine
    It seems like for every circ horror story that there is, there's one about a 20 year old that had to be circ'd and go through hellish pain...Anecdotal evidence, while interesting, cannot be trusted for making surgical decisions about your children's body parts.
    .

    From everything I've read, adults don't need to be circ'd later in life unless there's a major problem, and often even those circs are unnessacary.

    What's interesting to me is why so many people claim it's much more painful for an adult. Is it because an adult can tell us about the pain? I mean, think about it. A newborn's forskin is very tight, whereas an adult's is retractable. The later sounds less painful to me!

    'Course I'm not a man so I can't say! LOL
  5. by   fergus51
    Quote from vermonthiker
    What's interesting to me is why so many people claim it's much more painful for an adult.
    I have always wondered about that. Fortunately I think most doctors do use some pain medication nowadays.

    As a student, the docs I saw do it used nothing other than a little sugar water on a pacifier. The part that also seemed painful to me was diaper changes.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    It's a rare man these days, who is at all educated, that seeks a circumcision. Education is key. The word must get out; this is a cosmetic thing, NO MORE. (unless you have religious meaning attached to this procedure).

    If I am lucky enough to have another boy, I would push NOT to circumcise. I just think it's a horrendous thing to put a kid through just to please MY eyes (or those of my husband). Fortunately, my dh is a very understanding and reasonable man. I think he would see the light if I educated him as to why this is not a prudent practice, if only for the sake of looks. Religious rituals are a different story. But we are practicing NONE of those, so there was no real reason to circ my son, than ignorance on my part.
  7. by   renerian
    Sounds horrible..........

    renerian :uhoh21:
  8. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from palesarah
    He has never been able to reach organism through intercourse.
    Please tell me that this was a typo???????????
  9. by   RPN_2006

    I never even noticed that on the first read!
  10. by   jwk
    Quote from vermonthiker
    From everything I've read, adults don't need to be circ'd later in life unless there's a major problem, and often even those circs are unnessacary.

    What's interesting to me is why so many people claim it's much more painful for an adult. Is it because an adult can tell us about the pain? I mean, think about it. A newborn's forskin is very tight, whereas an adult's is retractable. The later sounds less painful to me!

    'Course I'm not a man so I can't say! LOL
    That says it all!
    Last edit by jwk on Feb 20, '05
  11. by   bluesky
    Thank God Polish people don't circ cuz my husband would have been in for a fight if he wanted to circ my son. So, my baby (now 3 1/2) has never had an infection or anything like that. I guess my husband is the first non-circ'd man I was ever with but the difference isn't that huge, really. I agree with those who say that we have no way of knowing how much pain they are feeling and why give an infant that much pain as an introduction into a world where pain will come soon enough.
  12. by   RS0302
    I know this post isnt a debate over circumcision, but I am going to choose to have my son circumcised and its not because I'm uneducated. I have talked this over with my husband, and I've done research online. There are benefits to circumcision. Also what has influenced my decision is that when my brother was 5 he ended up having to be circumcised...wasnt a nice experience for a 5 year old lol.
  13. by   jeepgirl
    Quote from vermonthiker
    From everything I've read, adults don't need to be circ'd later in life unless there's a major problem, and often even those circs are unnessacary.

    What's interesting to me is why so many people claim it's much more painful for an adult. Is it because an adult can tell us about the pain? I mean, think about it. A newborn's forskin is very tight, whereas an adult's is retractable. The later sounds less painful to me!

    'Course I'm not a man so I can't say! LOL
    There's a group of men on the i-net who have a website that is focused on getting their foreskins back. yup... getting them back. using stretching techniques, etc. i'll have to look it up sometime. it was on a tv show i was watching on the discovery channel a few years ago!

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