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Circumcision and chordee repair (5 year old boy) Chick+6.5! Due October 18; 6 kids; 1 angel baby; Colorado 7766 posts
29th Jul '12

My 5 year old son will be having both of these procedures done in a little over a week. :( I am struggling with how I should prepare him for the surgery. I have talked to him about it (in terms a 5 year old can understand) but I know he has no idea what is about to happen. I am an emotional wreck and I am trying really hard to not let him so how it is affecting me. If anyone has an older boy that had to have either of these procedures, can you please give me some advice? How much should I tell him? How hard/long is the recovery process? Any input would be appreciated.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
29th Jul '12

What is a chordee? o.o



I'm sorry, I'm no help. Will they be putting him under?

ANT0911 18 kids; Oklahoma 9608 posts
29th Jul '12

You're having him circumcised at 5? No judgement just askin. What's the other procedure?

It's so Fluffayy! Due March 17 (girl); 19 kids; Texas 4279 posts
29th Jul '12

Best wishes

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
29th Jul '12
Quoting SKANT:" You're having him circumcised at 5? No judgement just askin. What's the other procedure?"


Well, I just Googled and a chordee is a p***s mutation, so I guess that's why. They're getting it repaired.



Good luck to him!

Chick+6.5! Due October 18; 6 kids; 1 angel baby; Colorado 7766 posts
29th Jul '12
Quoting bb&b:" What is a chordee? o.o I'm sorry, I'm no help. Will they be putting him under? "

Yes he will be put under. Chordee is basically a birth defect where bands of tissue grow on the underside of the p***s along side the urethra. These bands cause a painful bend in the p***s during erection and can prevent sexual intercourse.

NavyBrat Due March 12 (boy); 1 child; Buna, Texas 151 posts
29th Jul '12

Just curious as to why you are having your 5 yr old circumcised, is there a medical reason? I don't know what the other procedure is either.

i.xi.xiii♥xi.xi.x 2 kids; San Bernardino, California 1129 posts
29th Jul '12

why did you wait so long to do it?

Chick+6.5! Due October 18; 6 kids; 1 angel baby; Colorado 7766 posts
29th Jul '12
Quoting SKANT:" You're having him circumcised at 5? No judgement just askin. What's the other procedure?"

It is medically necessary. His foreskin is so tight his urine becomes trapped and he is at risk of infection.

ANT0911 18 kids; Oklahoma 9608 posts
29th Jul '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chick+6!:</b>" Yes he will be put under. Chordee is basically a birth defect where bands of tissue grow on the underside ... [snip!] ... p***s along side the urethra. These bands cause a painful bend in the p***s during erection and can prevent sexual intercourse."</blockquote>




:( I'm sorry him. Have you asked the dr on ways to possible prepare him?

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
29th Jul '12
Quoting Chick+6!:" Yes he will be put under. Chordee is basically a birth defect where bands of tissue grow on the underside ... [snip!] ... p***s along side the urethra. These bands cause a painful bend in the p***s during erection and can prevent sexual intercourse."


I had a tumor removed when I was 7, and my parents bought me a "going to the hospital" book. I forgot what it was called, but it was awesome, and made me not afraid. Maybe you could find one?



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Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
29th Jul '12

Oh poor baby! My son had his urethra widened last year and it was not terrible, but my brother had his circ. done late but not that late. For him it was miserable. I don't have any experience with the chordee repair, but he'll be in my thoughts.



When he gets there and before just let him know what is going to happen so whe he wakes up he's not greaking out about what happened. You are probably going to have to carry him for a while and keep him very comfy

Chick+6.5! Due October 18; 6 kids; 1 angel baby; Colorado 7766 posts
29th Jul '12
Quoting SHaa&JaY ♥FFMb:" why did you wait so long to do it?"

Because his ridiculous pedi kept telling me it would get better with time. She said she would re-evaluate at his 5 year check up. She completely missed the fact that he has a birth defect and that it would NEVER get better. I am beyond angry with her. I trusted her. :(

Chick+6.5! Due October 18; 6 kids; 1 angel baby; Colorado 7766 posts
29th Jul '12
Quoting SKANT:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chick+6!:</b>" Yes he will be put under. Chordee is basically ... [snip!] ... prevent sexual intercourse."</blockquote> :( I'm sorry him. Have you asked the dr on ways to possible prepare him?"

They gave me info on how to physically prepare him but not much else.

ANT0911 18 kids; Oklahoma 9608 posts
29th Jul '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chick+6!:</b>" It is medically necessary. His foreskin is so tight his urine becomes trapped and he is at risk of infection."</blockquote>




Poor boy. I'm not help in how tonoreoare him for the surgery because my son was so young having his surgery. Different type of surgery also. I would be lissed at his doctor. I'm sorry he has to go through that.