My own story is in here too. All of my sons are circ'ed and I regret it dearly. The last one I wasn't going to circ but wasn't prepared for the evil doctor. NOW I am prepared - if this is a boy, he will be intact.
But I'm having a problem with my 6 year old son's circ
. I looked all over MDC and wasn't sure where to post this, so I was hoping someone could send me a PM or a quick note here to tell me where to go for advice or just to give me some.
We all know how a circ'ed penis on a lil boy will kind of disappear in the fat folds behind the circ line (can't for the life of me get my brain to work this morning to use correct terminology).
At the top is this area that is more open than the rest in a crescent shape. You really have to pull it open to see what's going on there and it's very uncomfortable for my son.
For YEARS we've dealt with it getting red and fierce looking, itching and causing pain, and sometimes getting gunky because it doesn't get cleaned out like the rest of his body due to it's hiding under fat pads.
He'd been grabbing himself more recently so I looked at it this morning and it had some hair/lint trapped, was reddened, etc..
I can clean it out a bit and stick some natural cream we have in there that really helps heal quickly, but it keeps happening. And it's very uncomfortable for him!
Shall I just keep treating it until it grows to the point where hopefully it can stay clean or we can see if this is a major damage problem that will require fixing *shudder* or shall I take him into the docs now? I can refuse anything I don't like, but I hate to put him thru the discomfort and the possibility that the doc wants to do some stitching or something. She's a decent doctor and when I asked her about this baby being intact she smiled and said, "Hey, it saves me from having to do it!"
I am SO angry with myself for being bullied by that OBGYN 6 years ago in my pregnancy, birth and most importantly, in regards to my son's penis. I will never ever let anyone lead me blindly again.
I told two of the boys this morning never ever get their children circ'ed and I plan to advocate for my grandkids heavily
Sorry to post this here, I just don't know where else on MDC to go for advice from a whole group who has circ'ed and without getting "yelled at."