My 6,5 months old baby boy is asked to be circumcised by the doctor

@siZidni (1860)
Indonesia
April 20, 2008 11:43pm CST
I am confused today. my child doctor ask me to have my little boy Zidni circumcised since he has long foreskin. She said that would cause infection in the longrun. i feel sorry to my boy. since at this age he is really active and i think it might be dangerous if he got circumcised then he can't stay put without crawling or move that will slow the healing process. pls advise me.
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8 responses
@lsutarso (16)
• Indonesia
22 Apr 08
Hi siZidni, I know how's your feel about this. I felt the same way when one of my little twins had been diagnosed by doctor, he got the hemangium. It was found when he was 1.5 months (5 years ago). Could you imagine that? I didn't know what the hemangium was. I visited 5 best surgerion doctors in Jakarta, all doctors suggested us to do the operation right away to my little boy. So, my little boy got operation when he was 2 months and it's okay. My nephew, he got circumcised when he was 2 month and now, he's fine and my other nephew, he got the circumcised when he 1.5 years, so there's nothing different right? So, Sizidni, you don't have to worry, just pray to GOD to get the operation smoother and your son will be recovery soon. One more thing trust the doctor. Hope everything will be going alright friends.
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
22 Apr 08
thx mbak lia.. and you have such experience with this case and i believe in you. your post make me strong enough to say GO..
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@shannon76 (1232)
• United States
21 Apr 08
you'd be surprised at just how well they will heal. My child got circumcised and as well had to have surgery there when he was a year old and as well, he just had another surgery a week ago both for hypospadius. kids usually heal quickly.
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
21 Apr 08
Thx shannon.. then i think i'll go for it.. is it common in your country for circumcission? i thought it's only for moslem & jewish only
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@shannon76 (1232)
• United States
21 Apr 08
it is very common here. and more times then not, alot of parents do it not for religion reasons. there are so many pros and cons to getting it done. is the childs father circumcised? that is a big factor to consider. alot of parents want their child to be like the father. another is of course cleanlyness. although, there have been alot of studies lately to show that it really doesn't make a difference that much. as long as it is kept clean under the foreskin, a boy can be just fine not circumcised. it really is just a personal choice unless medically necessary. dont be pressured into doing it if you and the father do not feel comfortable with it. talk to another doctor, get a second opinion.
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
21 Apr 08
for us it's an obligation. but i never consider that circumcision will be done at this early. i plan my boy get circumcised in his 8 or 9 years old. well i think doctor has her own judgment and i will follow her as your suggestion too.
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@siriya (201)
• India
26 Apr 08
I also feel that circumcision has to be done as your doctor told. Because it will cause uti and ascending infection and later even pyelonephritis. So it is better to get circumcised, there is nothing to worry about it.
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
28 Apr 08
Yes i will take doctor recommendation.. thx you siriya. btw do you think that my son need to be totally unconscious? I am kinda afraid of anaesthetic especially high doze which make my son totally unconscious
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@sedel1027 (17850)
• United States
21 Apr 08
The circumcision shouldn't bother him at all, it should not get in the way of any of his activities. However, you will have to make sure to keep the area really clean while it heals. My son was circumcised as a baby and it was no big deal.
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
22 Apr 08
thx Sedel. i will go for it soon.
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@diansinta (7549)
• Indonesia
21 Apr 08
If it is dangerous to be stay at that situation, and it will determent his development in the future, then he should take the operation. Be strong for your baby, ok?
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
22 Apr 08
yes after got input from people here. i decided to do soon maybe in the next two weeks. thx dian
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@sharay (2769)
• India
21 Apr 08
It wud be very good if he can get circumcised so early since children are very active and it does not take much time for them to get infected and also less will be the healing period if u had to do it now...nothing wrong and no harm...
@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
21 Apr 08
thx sharay i will follow doctor direction..
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• Canada
21 Apr 08
am sure he wouldnt be the only young boy to be circumcised. am not a mother lol but i would hope that doctors have some good knowledge on whats best?
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
21 Apr 08
thx u for your response. indeed i know my boy is not the only one who will be circumcised in early age. but i never thought about it before. i plan he gets his circumcise on 8 or 9 years old.
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@sarr115 (19)
• Canada
30 Apr 08
Its a pretty minor surgery...my boys are both circumcised. In the West it is usually done at birth. If you are looking for more info on circumcision, please check out this link www.cafemom.com/group/13109
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
30 Apr 08
Thx so much Sarr115 since he's already 6 months old. doctor will make him unconcious totally. and i think i won't do that
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