Babies: 0 - 3 Months

Circumcision help!

When I was giving LO his bath tonight it appears that part of his skin has attached to the head of his penis-hard to describe-it is like the skin is healed together??  I am going to call the Pedi first thing in the morning and get an appointment-has any one else had this happen?  Did they have to cut your son again?  I thought at 5 weeks it would have been totally healed and we wouldn't have to worry about this!

Re: Circumcision help!

  • Our Pedi told us that it can reattach itself for up to a year. She just pulled it back down to unattach it. It didn't seem to bother him.
  • I had a friend whose son's did reattach.  They can cut again, or you can leave it.  She chose to cut again bc she didn't want it to look weird when he was older.  Basically she didn't want him to be mad fun of.  She had to take him to a specialist though bc he was over 12lbs, and pedis won't cut after they get to be too big.  It totally your choice, but ask your pedi.  Maybe if they catch it this early it will be an easy fix.

     

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  • imagejillianfries:
    Our Pedi told us that it can reattach itself for up to a year. She just pulled it back down to unattach it. It didn't seem to bother him.

    This didn't happen to us, but this is what our Pedi told us to do in the event it happened.  I would call them, but you can give this a try!  Good luck!

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  • It probably adhesed - apparently that is fairly common altho I had no idea.  It happened to my DS and the pedi pulled it down with gauze and I had to apply vasoline to it for a few days and I just pull it down once a day now.  I was upset at the time but it really wasn't a big deal.  
  • Our pedi told us it was important to pull back the foreskin everyday because adhesions could form and cause it to reattach. We pull it back int he bath or shower to clean in there, it can get kinda nasty! I thought by circumcising him we wouldnt' have to deal with this!
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