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Circumcise or not? Becca Lopez Due April 27 (boy); Irving, Texas 5 posts
10th Apr '13

My husband and I are having trouble deciding whether to circumcise our baby boy or not after he's born. I want to circumcise him to help keep other health risks away and he doesn't want to only because he's not. We've talked to the pediatrician and my gynocologist about it and they say the same thing "there's no exact medical reason to circumcise him and to do what we think is best." But we can't agree and decide on what's best for him. When I was in medical school, they said that a boy/man who isn't circumcised could possibly have health issues later on in life, so he may or may not have health issues as he gets older, but why take the chance? What are some of yalls opinions on getting circumcised or not?

[Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker] ; 18 kids; noneya, TN, United States 3245 posts
10th Apr '13

My first is, my second won't be. I don't see much point to doing it "just in case" an issue arises...we will deal with any potential issues if and when they show up.

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
10th Apr '13

Does your husband have any medical issues?



I personally wouldn't circumcise, I would let my child make that choice for himself when he is older.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
10th Apr '13

Eh, the chances of things happening as he gets older aren't really that high. It is pretty much just cosmetic. So, really, if you think you want to give him cosmetic dick surgery as a newborn, then go for it. I did, no regrets, but I'm also not kidding myself about it being necessary.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
10th Apr '13

If the doctors are telling you that there aren't any medical reasons that you should, then why would you? As long as you teach him how to clean himself properly, he won't have any problems with it later in life...and getting him snipped to prevent any possible issues in the future, is like saying you might as well take out his tonsils, appendix and gallbladder now, to prevent any problems in the future....jmo

Bri + 1.5 <3 Due October 20 (girl); 1 child; Florida 4344 posts
10th Apr '13

As long as it is properly cleaned, he shouldn't have any medical issues. I didn't circumcise my son, but that was a personal choice. I'm not really for or against it. I just didn't feel it was necessary.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
10th Apr '13

My husband was circumsized as a teen after a health related issue came up. He said is was one of the worst pain he's ever gone through..

kthx. Due January 14; Cleves, Ohio 66540 posts
10th Apr '13

There are no medical reasons to circumcise. Teach them proper hygiene, and they won't have any problems. If they decide later in life to get a circumcision, at least it was their choice.

tonys_mama(army wife) 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15526 posts
10th Apr '13

Do some research on it. I personally will never ever have another baby circumcised because of how badly the doctor that did my sons butchered it. He will probably have to have multiple surgeries to fix it as he gets older. I think there is no reason at all to have it done. Lots of insurance companies wont pay for it because its "cosmetic" and not medically necessary.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
10th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" Eh, the chances of things happening as he gets older aren't really that high. It is pretty much just ... [snip!] ... dick surgery as a newborn, then go for it. I did, no regrets, but I'm also not kidding myself about it being necessary. "</blockquote>




This. My son is circumcised and the new baby will be too, but I know it's really just cosmetic.

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
10th Apr '13

It isn't necessary but I would have had this baby been a boy simply because I know not one person who wishes their parents hadn't circumcised them but I know quite a few who wish their parents had. Plus when I worked at an old age home the residents that still bathed themselves got infections all the time.

Dana +4 4 kids; Ontario 951 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting [Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker]:" My first is, my second won't be. I don't see much point to doing it "just in case" an issue arises...we will deal with any potential issues if and when they show up."


same here. My I told my SO we are not circumcising this baby and he told me we may as well. But I am not going through it again. A screaming baby for HOURS in pain. And his p***s is always getting infected. I really wish I would've just left it alone.... :(

Mari-C 18 kids; Nebraska 3695 posts
10th Apr '13

DH and I will not circumcise our future boy(s).
OT that Katy Perry song all the sudden popped into my head "This is a part of me that you're never gonna ever take away from me, NO" lmao

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
10th Apr '13

Ive decided to do it because I want whats best for my baby, and I want to give him.as.easy.a.life as possible. If it gets done he will never have to think twice about cleaning it or getting it done later on. And what if hes lazy and dosent clean and it does get infected? Its not guaranteed he will be responsible. Or what about when he is old and can't take care of himself properly, its not his fault it gets infected

Sugarhiccup LLC ; 5 kids; Lahaina, Hawaii 2825 posts
10th Apr '13

I wouldn't as it is an unnecessary surgery. I did with my first because I wasn't as educated in the subject as I am now. I just went with what I was told was the right thing to do. I regret this. My two younger boys are not circumcised and will not be unless they make that choice for themselves. My dh is and was all for circing our two youngest. I vetoed that and once I showed him a video of the operation he quickly changed his mind.



This is just my opinion. Your child your call.