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GavinsMomJohnnysWife 2 kids; Texas 2789 posts
2nd May '13

No poop worries. Plastibell, when it was ready to come off literally my son just kicked it off. It's not as bad for them as it is for the momma worrying. I wouldn't wait until they are older to get circumcised, no way. You don't pull on the foreskin at all while it is healing, afterward though if you notice it is "sticking" you do. My son had a penile adhesion and I just had to pull down on the skin to make sure it wasn't fusing back together.

A&Ms Mommy 2 kids; North Carolina 10863 posts
2nd May '13

Make sure you do lots of research before making your mind up. DH is circd our DS in Oct wont be.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8403 posts
status 2nd May '13
Quoting Pusherman:" Is clamp or plastibell better? Which leaves minimal scarring? My husband has a rather large scar on his, like a chunk of skin gathered up on the bottom and I would like to avoid that if possible."


If your husband had his done when he was older that might have something to do with the scarring. DH had his done when he was 12 and it has kind of a dashed line around it (he said they used stitches to keep the intact skin in place). We're not circumcising but I used to take care of my cousin's son as a newborn and all they ever told me to do was apply vaseline - they used the regular in hospital cutting procedure (sorry, I dunno the name) and it was healed within a week or two.

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
2nd May '13

I noticed someone posted that you could clean a circ with peroxide. I would strongly suggest that you do not do that unless directed by a dr. Cleaning any wound with peroxide is generally not encourgaged becuase it can dry the area and prolong healing. I never had to use anything more than soap and water and vaseline on the healing area. If the p***s gets a little poopie soap and water should be more than sufficient.

Bethyboo wants a VBAC! Due July 6 (boy); 18 kids; Mississippi 1194 posts
2nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting J+K= Bri+ baby boy:):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Yurvette [♥]:</b>" This. It is a lot easier to clean ... [snip!] ... a lot easier to clean and care for a intact p***s. "</blockquote> Do you have to pull back the foreskin to clean it?"</blockquote>




No. And don't let anyone tell you that's what you should do... it can irritate or rip the skin

Jamie Vincent-Nead 4 kids; Altoona, Pennsylvania 242 posts
2nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lauralie89:</b>" My doctor used the PlastiBell circumcision device for my two youngest. After he was done it left a small ... [snip!] ... came off around a week or so. Cleaning it was easy. Really had no problems. My youngest was fully healed by about 2 weeks."</blockquote>



Same here

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
2nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting susanesque:</b>" If your husband had his done when he was older that might have something to do with the scarring. DH ... [snip!] ... - they used the regular in hospital cutting procedure (sorry, I dunno the name) and it was healed within a week or two."</blockquote>



Can I ask why DH didn't have it done until he was 12? I feel so dumb, I honestly didn't know it was an option later in life.

LA REINA™ Chicago, IL, United States 15863 posts
2nd May '13

My boys had the plastibell and I didn't have to do anything. It was awesome and I don't regret my choice at all.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8403 posts
status 3rd May '13
Quoting *Mayhem*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting susanesque:</b>" If your husband had his done when he was ... [snip!] ... Can I ask why DH didn't have it done until he was 12? I feel so dumb, I honestly didn't know it was an option later in life."


I'm really not sure, honestly. He was a preemie so that's why he didn't have it done when he was born, but I'm not sure why he had it done later on. I've asked him and he said he didn't know.

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
3rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting susanesque:</b>" I'm really not sure, honestly. He was a preemie so that's why he didn't have it done when he was born, but I'm not sure why he had it done later on. I've asked him and he said he didn't know."</blockquote>




Hmmm...learn something new everyday I guess lol I had no clue it could be done later.

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30927 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting *Mayhem*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting susanesque:</b>" I'm really not sure, honestly. He was a preemie ... [snip!] ... he didn't know."</blockquote> Hmmm...learn something new everyday I guess lol I had no clue it could be done later."


My pedi circ'd a 75 year old man the same day she did my son's.



susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8403 posts
status 3rd May '13
Quoting *Mayhem*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting susanesque:</b>" I'm really not sure, honestly. He was a preemie ... [snip!] ... he didn't know."</blockquote> Hmmm...learn something new everyday I guess lol I had no clue it could be done later."


Yeah, sometimes if they don't get them as babies an issue comes up when they are older where they need it done. Sometimes it's just that the man wants it done or sometimes it's something medical. I know if the foreskin gets forcibly retracted before it is ready to it can cause it to grow attached around the glans and that is one reason why it might have to be done.