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Boy Circumsions

Hi,I am looking for some moms who have ran into this same problem I am having....My son just turned a year on 12/4 he was circumsized a week after birth.I did the whole care for it until it healed thing but when he went for his yearly check up she said it had started to heal over...Needless to say she had to pop it back and it was extremely painful,now I have to do the whole jelly appling again.What I am wodering is how long this lasts,I have had 2 other boys and never have had this problem...Was the procedure done wrong or is this normal?My doctor says she sees it often but I have never even heard of it happening.Any input would be great!Thanks H.

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Hi H.,

My son who is 15 months finally got his circumsion.
He is just now getting over it, I know it took him about two good weeks before he started feeling better. Good luck it will get better.
L

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H.,
After my son was circumsized he ended up having to have a circumsition revision......Basically the same thing had happened to him (the remaining foreskin readhered to the tip of the penis) and they recommended the surgery to fix it. I believe he was about 9 months at the time of the procedure and we were told to do the vasaline thing again just until it healed (a few weeks). We were also told that the cause of it: Many drs. now do not want to remove "too" much skin so they tend to leave a little more on than they used to. This leads to more instances of the skin being able to readhere. The thinking behind leaving more skin is that if you take to much it can have painful and unfixable results that generally won't show up until later in life. Better safe than sorry , so to speak. As far as your dr. saying she sees it often---I actually run across many moms who have had it happen so I do beleive it is fairly common. Just do the jelly thing until it appears to be heald and then keep an eye on it when you give him baths to make sure it hasn't started to do it again. My son had no other issues after the surgery and I'm not sure if I had another son if I would have him circumsized--although my husband may feel differently.
Take care

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Hi H.. My little one is 2 now and I had to same thing happen to him. Jsut make sure you pull the skin back each time you put the jelly on there until you see the purple ring all the way around is waht my doctor told me to do and it only lasts a few weeks and he will be fine.

Best of luck
K. S

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I had the same problem with my son. The doctor had to pop the skin. He screamed bloody murder. I didn't have to do vaseline again though. I just had to when I was bathing him make sure that I pulled the skin down to make sure that it didn't grow back. I did it every bath for a while just b/c I was scared it would grow back again and I didn't want him to go through that pain again. Then after a while I just stopped doing it and it was fine at his 2 year check up.

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I have a 3yr old boy,2yr old girl, and 4mth old boy....I know exactly what you are dealing with...My first son was circumsized and unfortunately had to have it re-done at 11mths old...there was too much taken off the bottom and not enough on the top...that was what the urologist told us...anyways...we are actually still having this problem with the foreskin sticking ...all i can tell you is that since your son is still young get him used to you pulling back the skin and applying the ointment...My 3yr old is terrified every time we touch it..it's horrible, but it must be done...hopefully my younger son won;t have this problem... :) hope this helps

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Hi H.,

My son who is 15 months finally got his circumsion.
He is just now getting over it, I know it took him about two good weeks before he started feeling better. Good luck it will get better.
L

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Hi H., I seem to have had only one run in with that. With my second son though and not my first. Just make sure that you pull the skin back and clean it. I do it at least twice a day! Keep it clean and do it at bath time! That is what will keep it from doing that. You have to clean it there! Hope this helps!

T.
www.EnhancingYourWayOfLife.com

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I had to "peel back" my son's skin around the tip of his penis for at least a whole year after he was circumcised. I, too, was bumfuzzled! I had never heard of that, and back then, no one else did either. But now my neighbor said the same thing is happening with her child. Her pediatrician led her to believe that it happens because of the child having a smaller penis; I'm not sure about that. I know there are different circumcision methods, because one of my friends said something about a ring going around her son's penis for awhile, and mine never had any such thing. I would just say, hang in there, be vigilant about the vaseline and every so often, make sure you gently pull down the skin around the edge so it doesn't adhere back! It is a pain and I don't know what is up with it.

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H.,
I had the exact same problem when I took my now 18 mo old son in for his 9 mo appoingment. The doctor noticed the skin was starting to grow back also. Noone told me I had to pull it back every time I changed his diaper! She had to pull it down, which caused him the most pain I have ever witnessed in my life. It was horrible, and it took a couple weeks I would say to heal. I used vaseline to coat the front of his diaper and put neosporine+ pain relief on everytime I changed it. I also gave him tylenol the first couple of times. It was very hard to watch him be in so much pain. He is perfectly fine now. I would say it stems from not pulling the skin back enough. If I had known, I would have done it! Good luck! The neosporine really works, I hope this helps.

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