Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Guest post submitted by LilMama1204
Okay, I know this is a weird post, but I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Cory and I made the choice to have both of our sons circumcised. They were born at different hospitals and different parts of our state, so they ended up getting different kinds of circumcisions. Dulaney got the one where they actually cut the foreskin and Nicholai got the one where they put the cap on it and it eventually falls off. After Dulaney had his Cory and I took care of it like we were supposed to, but noticed that there seemed to be extra foreskin there and have worried about it since. I've asked a couple of pediatricians and they said that it's fine, but if he wants to later on he can have some more of the foreskin removed.
I also found out in the hospital that the reason there is more left on there is because that is actually how it is supposed to be. I guess it has become more of a cosmetic thing to remove more than necessary. Anyway, with Nicholai's they told us to put triple antibiotic cream on the tip and let the cap fall of naturally. After about a week of it still being swollen and the cap not appearing to be any closer to falling off we realized that they gave us the wrong instructions and that we were supposed to be putting the triple antibiotic cream around the base of the cap to keep the skin from growing over the cap, which is what his skin was doing. We had to pull it back and let it re-heal. The cap fell off two days later. Now I'm having to put cream on it three times a day for a few days to keep it from getting infected.
The reason I am posting this is because I always thought it was healthier to get your boys circumcised, but have found out that it's not. I'm wondering what other mothers have done about getting circumcisions and if they got them done, did they have any problems with them.
Did you choose to have your son(s) circumcised? If you chose to have him circumcised did you experience any difficulties afterwards?