I took 4mo DS to the doc this morning because his penis has been red and swollen for the last couple of days. I really didn't want to because I was afraid the doc would do something stupid, but I was also worried in case there was an infection.
The dr. tried to pull his foreskin back. DS started fussing and squirming. The dr. finally got it back far enough that the tip of his penis was protruding out. The doc said his foreskin opening was really tight. Then he lectured me on how uncircumcised babies had lots more risk for infection and that he might need to be circumcised. He said he would just continue having problems with it as he got older.
I felt really uncomfortable through the whole appointment. I wish I had just not taken him in. At this point I don't even want to give DS the antibiotics prescribed b/c we are constantly fighting thrush and I know this will cause a flare. I'm so frustrated with all of this. I have to admit, I'm not at all knowledgeable about circumcision. I always just thought you were just supposed to leave uncirced babies alone and not mess with it.
Did the doc hurt DS or cause damage when he tried to force his foreskin back? What can I do? I really don't want to have to get him circumcised!