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Old May 23rd, 2007, 04:24 PM  
Dolphus Raymond
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Join Date: May 18, 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Default Re: circumcision on 3 brothers this fri.... HELP!!!

Being unable to get your foreskin down at 12 is not medically abnormal. This is entirely unnecessary surgery, and you should stop seeing whatever doctor told you it is. Tell your mom this. About half of uncut guys can't retract at 12. Give it a few years, let it happen naturally (tug in the shower some), and if you still can't, there is a steroid cream that cures up 80% of cases.

Get your mom to read these:

http://www.cirp.org/library/normal/

http://www.cirp.org/library/treatment/phimosis/ (You don't have phimosis, even - just an unretractable foreskin. But this shows that, if you do end up with it, there are better things to do than circumcision.)

There is no need to go through, and pay for, this surgery. There is nothing wrong with you. Again, your doctor is seriously misinformed (with all respect to him). Tell your mom to cancel the circumcisions and give some time to research this. It's your body; you have the right to not be subjected to unnecessary, and potentially dangerous surgery for no reason.

Good luck. Feel free to ask if you or your parents need more information.

dolphus.

"I don't believe in magic. But I do believe in interpreting coincidence exactly the way you want to." -Sherman Alexie

Last edited by Dolphus Raymond; May 23rd, 2007 at 05:04 PM.
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