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  #1  
August 26th, 2007, 06:04 AM
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This came up on the intact care board because three of us on here posted on a thread and Jo wondered how many Americans on a hsing would have intact sons since not circing is kind of "out there" and so is homeschooling. So, out of curiosity, who on here has intact boys (or would if you had boys)? My boys are intact.
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August 26th, 2007, 07:00 AM
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My boys are not intact.
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August 26th, 2007, 07:34 AM
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All 3 of my boys have been circ'd
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August 26th, 2007, 08:11 AM
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If this baby is a boy, he will remain intact for sure. My oldest son is circ'd though.
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August 26th, 2007, 08:15 AM
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Hi ladies..popping over from July06 playroom. All 3 of my boys are intact. I couldn't find any reason to put them through the pain.
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August 26th, 2007, 08:31 AM
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I have no boys. If I do, they will remain intact though.
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August 26th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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Mine are all intact as well.
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August 26th, 2007, 11:17 AM
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I have mixed feelings about it. My son isn't intact, but during his surgery we found out that he has minor hypospadius (Sp) and thought its minor, if he's worried about it cosmetically when he's older he'll have another surgery then. Although, you can hardly tell that its there. Some of the major cases I've seen are horrible. You can't see it unless you know what you're looking for with Isaiah.

On the same note, Isaiah was born at 3llbs and 14oz. He didn't have his surgery at the hospital, but in the doctor's office. It was a really hard day for us. My husband had to go back to work (it was before we owned our own business) and I had a family friend sit with Isaiah while I waited outside. It was too hard to see. I could hear him crying and I started to cry and it was horrible. Then, if the crying wasn't enough, his doctor ran outside and called a few other doctors. And that scared me even more. In the end, we seen another doctor that confirmed that there wasn't anything to worry about. He said that Isaiah would grow into it by the time he's old enough to realize what happened.

In the end, I don't know why I consented to doing it in the first place. I figured I let his daddy decide because I don't have one and I don't know what to do with it. Its worked out for the best in our place though because if we didn't know about the hypospadius, Isaiah may have had bladder infections and I wouldn't know why.
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August 26th, 2007, 02:15 PM
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My son is intact. But that is the norm over here.
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August 26th, 2007, 03:46 PM
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We have three boys circ'ed... the youngest son (and any future sons) left intact.
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August 26th, 2007, 06:21 PM
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We don't have boys, but we had already decided that if the babe-on-the-way was a boy (or still turns out to be a boy!) that he would be left intact.
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August 27th, 2007, 08:45 AM
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Sam is circumcised..however if we have any future boys I'll definitely look into leaving leaving them intact.

It's actually the norm everywhere else not to circumcise. Even here in the states only 60% of newborn boys are circumcised as opposed to 95% 20 years ago.

It's really not that "out there" any more .
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August 27th, 2007, 09:48 AM
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You would be surprised just how "out there" a lot of the community at large thinks it to be, in the US. Even the medical community is pretty ignorant on the subject. I am the only I know in my family or circle of friends who even considered leaving my boys intact. I actually had to lay out all of my research just to get my family to back off of the subject when I was pregnant with my first child. Thankfully it is becoming more and more the norm though.
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August 27th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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Both of mine are circ'd .
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August 27th, 2007, 10:48 AM
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Both of my kids are circumcised. If I were to have other boys, they would also be circumcised. Bryce's circumcision was very easy and caused no issues. Scotty's was not wrapped in gauze and bled quite a lot in his diaper. That freaked me out and scared me to death!

HOWEVER, he was fine once I was fine! And now, I would not let two of my boys be circumcised, my dh circumcised and then have a future son stay intact and not be like the others.
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August 27th, 2007, 10:49 AM
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Both of my kids are circumcised. If I were to have other boys, they would also be circumcised. Bryce's circumcision was very easy and caused no issues. Scotty's was not wrapped in gauze and bled quite a lot in his diaper. That freaked me out and scared me to death!

HOWEVER, he was fine once I was fine! And now, I would not let two of my boys be circumcised, my dh circumcised and then have a future son stay intact and not be like the others.
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August 27th, 2007, 01:36 PM
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we don't have any boys yet, but if we do, they will be intact even though dh is circed.
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August 27th, 2007, 02:07 PM
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Jonny is circ'd, but they didnt cut enough skin, so he needs to have surgery in the next year to have more cut off. his head keeps retracting and its hard to clean. When I mess with it, he swats my hand away. At his 3 year check up the doc said to wait til hes potty trained and then call a urologist. Uh, no, im gonna do it BEFORE hes potty trained because im not gonna get him trained then have him relapse!

I have no issues with him being circ'd. I wanted him to be but left the final decision up to my hubby.
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August 27th, 2007, 04:25 PM
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Jeni,
The same thing happened to my oldest. We had the second surgery when he was 1 year old. We had no problems from it except that I was so paranoid about it sticking to his diaper and used way too much neosporin (what the urologist told me to use the 2nd time) and he ended up with a yeast infection. Other than that, everything was/is just fine.
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August 27th, 2007, 09:26 PM
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The same thing happened to my oldest. We had the second surgery when he was 1 year old. We had no problems from it except that I was so paranoid about it sticking to his diaper and used way too much neosporin (what the urologist told me to use the 2nd time) and he ended up with a yeast infection. Other than that, everything was/is just fine.[/b]

Glad to hear. His original Pedi said that some boys skin doesnt fully detach from the head til they are 4 - 5. Well, its not detaching and im getting worried. Im glad that someone else has gone thru it and you might get some PM's leading up to the surgery!!!
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