When circ's go bad... - page 21

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   nursejennie76
    i should probably stay out of this debate but I guess i will put my 2 cents in. I am all for circumcision, I just think the uncircumcised penis looks bad. But I had a very good example of why it should be done today, had to cath a older man ( I work in ER ) He was uncircumcised, and there was so much thick, yellow, smelly stuff in there that I had to clean for 10 minutes before even attempting the catheter. The head of his penis was inflamed and even looked blistered. Well I will stop with my gross description, but I think all boys should be circumcised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  2. by   ljds
    Quote from nursejennie76
    i should probably stay out of this debate but I guess i will put my 2 cents in. I am all for circumcision, I just think the uncircumcised penis looks bad. But I had a very good example of why it should be done today, had to cath a older man ( I work in ER ) He was uncircumcised, and there was so much thick, yellow, smelly stuff in there that I had to clean for 10 minutes before even attempting the catheter. The head of his penis was inflamed and even looked blistered. Well I will stop with my gross description, but I think all boys should be circumcised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    But with that line of thinking, all women should be circumcised, too; at least, have their labias removed. It certainly would cut down on urinary tract infections and self care issues in elderly women and in those unable to clean themselves appropriately for whatever reason. Maybe we should wait until people, men and women, are at an age where they can consent to the surgery themselves. 18? Then they can decide whether or not they want to be circumcised.
  3. by   APP
    Here is a site that will make anyone re-consider circumcision
    (warning: graphic photos)

    http://www.circumstitions.com/Restric/Botched3sc.html
  4. by   RNnL&D
    Quote from nursejennie76
    i should probably stay out of this debate but I guess i will put my 2 cents in. I am all for circumcision, I just think the uncircumcised penis looks bad. But I had a very good example of why it should be done today, had to cath a older man ( I work in ER ) He was uncircumcised, and there was so much thick, yellow, smelly stuff in there that I had to clean for 10 minutes before even attempting the catheter. The head of his penis was inflamed and even looked blistered. Well I will stop with my gross description, but I think all boys should be circumcised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Check out the pics on the website listed above. Especially the galloping gangrene section. That's a darn good reason not to circ. I'm glad I didn't put my son at risk of that.


    And looking at those pics, the penis isn't necessarily all that attractive, regardless. :trout:
  5. by   Mags4711
    Quote from palesarah
    ...I have also seen what happens to those babies who had far too much tissue removed and required fancy putting of things together when they become an adult, and he has a scar along the underside of the shaft that he & his mother don't remember him getting, bits of hair growning on either side of the scar, and decreased sensation on one side of that scar.
    He has never been able to reach organism through intercourse.
    This early post (from page 1 of this thread), as well as clicking on the site listed above, has answered a nagging question that has been plaguing me for years. I now understand why some of the men I have "met" in life (okay, I haven't "met" THAT many ) who were circumcised either had difficulty having orgasm through intercourse or fellatio, but were able to bring themselves to orgasm. The uncircumcised men never had a problem.

    I am personally opposed to circs. However I also recognize that it is a personal decision and I would never step in and tell a parent they are doing a bad thing by circumcising. BUT! I do also feel that most parents are quite uninformed about circumcision. I think if you choose to circ your child, you should have complete info from both sides of the coin about it, and do research. It is a surgery, on the most delicate part of his anatomy after all! Yet the majority of parents just say that "Dad is, so he should be." What a cop out. Where I work the "info" sheet we give (to the parents that get info prior to giving consent) out is from 1994 and states the APA supports circumcision. The APA hasn't supported circumcision in YEARS! Nice job we do keeping our resources up to date, huh?

    I have seen some really botched circs in my day as well. And I have had seen bleeders get silver nitrated (eek!) or Bovie'd (OUCH!). The scarring that will occur later is so sad to think about.
  6. by   momredman
    In 22 yrs. I have seen my fair share of bad, butchered and bleeding cirs's. The worst case senerio was a fairly new ped, who uses the mogan clamp device cut the tip of the head off. Talk about a horrible mess, not just for the nurses but the baby and his parents. A nice urologist showed up to save the day. One of my coworkers also worked in the peds office and she said within a few months new tissue granulated in and his penis looks perfectly normal now. But due to the 70% medicaid pts. circs are not paid for in the state of MO. This has sharply cut into the number of circs done. And its fine by me.
  7. by   dawngloves
    Did anyone see the Penn and Teller *B*S* episode about circs?
    It is hilarious! And informative too! Contains adult language.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsoqo1BLwCU
  8. by   lpn1217
    I just recieves a dvd from no circ .org about circ. only about 50% of our babies are circed and some ask what i think .of course i tell them that it is an individual decision,and just because daddy is doesnt mean that the baby has to be. if the child asks why his penis looks diiferent than daddys he can tell him that when he was a baby they did it all the time,but now we learned that we dont need to do it so you look like this and i look like that!
  9. by   RNnL&D
    Quote from dawngloves
    Did anyone see the Penn and Teller *B*S* episode about circs?
    It is hilarious! And informative too! Contains adult language.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsoqo1BLwCU
    Thanks for sharing the link. I had heard about this program but hadn't watched it before. My husband reluctantly agreed not to circ our son. All the info I gave him couldn't compare to his reaction to the P&T show. Now, he is as anti circ as I am.
  10. by   mshultz
    In her Saturday, April 29, 2006 blog,
    http://theunderweardrawer.blogspot.com/
    Michelle talks about why she and her husband, both physicians, decided not to get their infant circumcised. They felt that an elective procedure without significant medical benefit did not justify the risk, however small. She also mentions that hardly any infants are circumcised at her hospital in New York City.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    It takes time and persistence to turn the tide. The issue of elective (not religiously-motivated) circumcision is no different, from what I can see.
  12. by   texas-rn-fnp
    There is not a medical indication for circs, just cosmetic, religious, or personal preference. Patients should make an informed consent. Hygeine can be accomplished just as well either way.

    Normal is whatever you think it should be.
  13. by   Kamy
    [quote=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.

    I once cared for a patient who was an older man and had to have a circumcision for hygiene reasons. He was very confused and the first time he went to the bathroom he asked me what had happened to him and began tugging at himself to get the foreskin to come back down. I felt horrible for him. This was the only time I've ever seen or heard of though. Circumcision is just for looks (or religious reasons)

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