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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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..
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.
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.
<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.
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.
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 penis is always getting infected. I really wish I would've just left it alone.... :(
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
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
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.