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|Of every 1,000 boys who are circumcised:
20 to 30 will have a surgical complication, such as too much bleeding or infection in the area.
2 to 3 will have a more serious complication that needs more treatment. Examples include having too much skin removed or more serious bleeding.
2 will be admitted to hospital for a urinary tract infection (UTI) before they are one year old.
* About 10 babies may need to have the circumcision done again because of a poor result.
In rare cases, pain relief methods and medicines can cause side effects and complications. You should talk to your baby’s doctor about the possible risks.
* Newborn babies do feel pain. Without pain relief, circumcision is painful. Acetaminophen (such as Tempra or Tylenol) or EMLA cream, which numbs the skin, won’t be enough.
So, the final update...
I called him at work this morning about something completely different and asked what he was doing. He replied "finishing my research for our circumcision conversation tonight." I just said "ok" and left it at that since I had no idea what his "research" could be.
He walked in tonight and came right up to me to say "I've decided that our son will have an uncircumcised penis and that's all I'll say about that." To which I said "huh? what caused the switch?" I got a "I've done my research and I don't really want to discuss it." I started with something along the lines of "it's not YOUR decision to make", but then I realized it was a lose-lose thing of me just not appreciating his weird I-rule-the-home tone (which is so far from being true) and dropped it.
During dinner I said something about being interested in what caused the change of heart and he said that he will tell me someday, but right now he's too "emotionally exhausted" over the topic. So, I'm dropping it and moving on.
Yay! I'm glad it's over and we shook on it.
Mom to DD (6/08), DS (3/10), and due 6/12