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Old 02-02-2012, 09:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I don't think those stats are correct. From the posts on here, it sounds a whole lot more common than 1/10,000. My son was born with a retractable foreskin (he has a huge thingy, so no surprise, lol it probably poked it off...hahahaha) and I was FURIOUS when the doctor first checked him out (he was never with him alone, so it had nothing to do with him, he just diagnosed it), and said he was "Partially Circumcised" and "It was almost as short as he would have cut it".

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! I was anti-circ already and was FURIOUS just FURIOUS. My husband is cut (I think it's the same doctor who cut HIM (my hubby's only 20, same pediatrician as he had had.), but I'm afraid to ask, I might lose it...) :( and I really wanted my baby to be uncut. But he DOES have a foreskin, and I'm going to teach him forskin resoration when he reaches his teens so he can get it all the way there. There's no cut since it's a "birth defect", so there's no scar and no tearing or anything, so I have high hopes he has all the necessary glands and stuff that are normally cut out during regular circ are still there intact.

Ug, still annoyed.

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The good thing is that long foreskin or short foreskin, all the nerves will still be there.

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I am not sure I understand.  Your son is intact?  But has a relatively short foreskin?  And the doctor uses the term "partially circumcised" for someone who is intact, but has a short foreskin? 

 

If I got it correctly, it is a great example of how doctors and other people just do not think about what circumcision is.  Amazing.  Being the son of a gun that I am, I think I would have called him on that and tried to get him to change what he was writing in the chart.  That is even worse than the term "uncircumcised".  No wonder arguing against RIC is such an uphill battle.  Geesh.

 

On a somewhat similar note, a few years ago I was having surgery, and the nurse asked me to list all the surgeries I had had.  I inlcuded being circumcised.  When she reviewed the list she pointed out that "we won't worry about that one" in an uncomfortable manner and quickly passed that by.  Clearly she was uncomfortable and did want to think about it, for whatever reason.  

 

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On a somewhat similar note, a few years ago I was having surgery, and the nurse asked me to list all the surgeries I had had.  I inlcuded being circumcised.  When she reviewed the list she pointed out that "we won't worry about that one" in an uncomfortable manner and quickly passed that by.  Clearly she was uncomfortable and did want to think about it, for whatever reason.  

 

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It's interesting that something like circumcision--a fairly huge and life-altering procedure--doesn't "count."  So very many things wrong with that.

 


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It's interesting that something like circumcision--a fairly huge and life-altering procedure--doesn't "count."  So very many things wrong with that.

 


Makes me wonder if it would have counted, if the circumcision was for a true medical reason: cancer, gangrene or frostbite.  Sounds like this health care worker *knew* it was not a medically indicated surgery.  Oh, the madness that is circumcision. :-(

 

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On a somewhat similar note, a few years ago I was having surgery, and the nurse asked me to list all the surgeries I had had.  I inlcuded being circumcised.  When she reviewed the list she pointed out that "we won't worry about that one" in an uncomfortable manner and quickly passed that by.  Clearly she was uncomfortable and did want to think about it, for whatever reason.  

 

 

A similar thing happened to me.  I had to have an MRI on my knee and was asked to list previous surgeries. I asked "All of them - from day one?"   "Yes" was the answer, so I started with "Un-necessary circumcision". When I handed the paper to the nurse there was a slight smile. So then at the appointment with the specialist, she asked the same thing. Again I replied "An unwarranted circumcision as an infant..."   Again there was this subtle smile. I was up for a discussion if anything had been said, but it wasn't.

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Tell your doctor that's ridiculous.

 

Using his logic, I've had a tummy tuck just because I'm thin, almost as thin as they would have made me. But I haven't had a tummy tuck. I've had a "partial nose job" because my nose isn't too big--it's almost as small as they would have made it.

 

Your son isn't circumcised. Circumcision is cutting bits off, and your son has all his bits--and bits come in different sizes, just like earlobes, noses, etc.

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If you don't cut him, he's uncut. Foreskins come in all shapes and sizes. Some are even born without one. Funny that it's considered a birth defect when you're born without a foreskin, and then some people go ahead and chop off the foreskin anyways.

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I've listed circumcision on my medical charts when asked about surgeries.  I like your additional comment, unnecessary infant circumcision.

 

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