When circ's go bad... - page 7

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   Gompers
    Quote from jwk
    Lighten up - you did the right thing! You spoke up!. The surgeon is the one who was unethical, not you. Hopefully someone further up the line took notice. Funny that a nursing student on their 2nd day of clinical notices the problem that everyone else is ignoring.

    I don't need to lighten up because I wasn't overreacting. Your post was pretty harsh.

    Did you (if you worked here) or anyone else at that hospital have the cojones to report this? It's called advocating for your patient. By being silent, you're complicit in the act.
  2. by   jwk
    Quote from Gompers
    I don't need to lighten up because I wasn't overreacting. Your post was pretty harsh.
    You answered the question - I asked if you or anyone else reported it. You reported it. You did the right thing.

    I'll stand by my opinion that those who ignore sub-standard unethical care are just as complicit as those actually providing that care. It doesn't matter if it's a jerk that doesn't use anesthesia on non-insured patients (a lawyer would have a field day with that one) or a surgeon who is a risk to their patients just by stepping in the OR or a whole group of screwups in a Florida hospital that amputated the wrong leg on a patient.
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    :angryfire
    Quote from Ross1
    That was just in the news last year. Sadly, the victim committed suicide last year. Source:
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/reimer/
    that is simply horrible. how tragic. the ignorance...
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    jwk are you a nurse? just curious.
  5. by   BETSRN
    Quote from newgrad2005
    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 and do "damage control." The people I've talked with say they've never seen anything like this happen before.
    You'll get to know who does good circs and who doesn't. We had a couple of docs like that who do lousy circs. Thank God they have let others do them for them now. Yes, they do bleed on occasion. We have adrenalin for that problem that we use if necessary. If you do get a bleeder, try NOT to dislodge the clot that forms.
  6. by   LTNurse
    Quote from fergus51
    I've never known a man who has needed a circ later in life. You don't hear about this in places where non-circumsized is the norm, so I am somewhat skeptical that this is really medically necessary all that often.
    MY brother and three of my cousins had phimosis and had to be circumcised later in life. My family is from Brazil and there where isn't common for children to be circumcised it's very common to see older children or grown man being circumcised due to infections related to the inability of the foreskin to retract and such. I believe that here in the US we don't see that very much because most men are circumcised. But believe or nor it happens more often that you can imagine in other countries where most men aren't circumcised.

    Lt Nurse
  7. by   parteiranagua
    Quote from LTNurse
    MY brother and three of my cousins had phimosis and had to be circumcised later in life. My family is from Brazil and there where isn't common for children to be circumcised it's very common to see older children or grown man being circumcised due to infections related to the inability of the foreskin to retract and such. I believe that here in the US we don't see that very much because most men are circumcised. But believe or nor it happens more often that you can imagine in other countries where most men aren't circumcised.

    Lt Nurse
    OMG from where in Brazil??? I lived in Paraiba and Sao Paulo state for so many years!!!!!

    beijo !
    Ginny Doula RN SNM
  8. by   LTNurse
    Quote from parteiranagua
    OMG from where in Brazil??? I lived in Paraiba and Sao Paulo state for so many years!!!!!

    beijo !
    Ginny Doula RN SNM
    I have family in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

    LTNurse
  9. by   parteiranagua
    Quote from LTNurse
    I have family in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

    LTNurse

    so how dee neibor...

    Sua comadre
    Ginny Doula RN SNM
  10. by   CarVsTree
    Quote from stevielynn
    I've just seen one that bled for awhile. I don't like watching them either but I do help the doc. Plus all 3 of my boys are circ'd. And the 20 and 22 year old have told me they are glad.

    I was all for NOT doing it but Dad won out.

    Funny how the guys actually want it done.

    steph
    I think guys like their penises, period.
    My husband is not circ'd and is glad.
  11. by   fergus51
    LTNurse like you, I'm not from the US. I'm from Canada and most men there aren't circed either, but I've never known one who needed a circ as an adult.
  12. by   vermonthiker
    Quote from suemom2kay
    I think guys like their penises, period.
    My husband is not circ'd and is glad.

    I read that wrong the first time. I thought you wrote " I like guys penises, period." Man is my head in the gutter today.
  13. by   ShannonC
    I've never seen a botched circ, per se, but I've seen many "regular" ones done, and I always think the same thing--it seems barbaric to me. That's just me, though. When my patients tell me they want a circ, naturally, I don't give my opinion. They have already made up their minds and it's not my business. But, sometimes they ASK and then I get to say how I really feel, which is fun for me. I am encouraged by how the procedure is getting less and less common.
    I find it kind of amusing that fathers want their little boys to look like them, in the penis department. Seems a bit of an invasion of the kids' privacy? I dunno... seems weird. I don't go around saying "wow, I sure hope my daughter's boobs look just like mine!!"
    There aren't too many things that get me riled up. Circs are one of them, though.

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