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Old 02-19-2013, 12:30 PM   #38
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Re: Need some info on circing

Originally Posted by DesertRat View Post
There are real medical reasons for circumcision and no one should feel bad about that when it happens. You made a decision for your child that will improve his quality of life. You made an informed decision for your child and found a skilled doctor to care for him. Be proud of that!
I know, it broke my heart to have to do it, though. I also spoke to Marilyn Milos of I just couldn't come to something I felt good about in terms of watching and waiting. What would have happened if he could not have an erection due to the tightness of the scar tissue essentially holding his penis down? And at what age would he realize there was a problem? Then he would have had to have surgery at that point, where healing is more difficult, and he would miss school, his friends would ask what he was having done, etc. It was too much to feel comfortable with.
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