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    Question about 2mo circumcision
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    ajmrstark posted:
    I had a circumcision done on my son right after he was born. They used a plasti-bell. After it healed up the doctors told me to keep the skin pulled up over the head of the penis. At 1 month, he had adhesions of the skin to the head. I had to slowly work the skin back to release the adhesions but the doctors kept telling me to continue to pull the skin back up over the head. Now, at 2 months, his ridge is bright red and if I leave the skin pulled back too long, his head turns purple. And I have never seen my son get an erection. Should I be concerned? Do 2mo's get erections? Am I still suppose to pull his skin back up over the head all the way? Does anyone know why we do this? Please help. Doctors can't seem to explain things.
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    lenono97 responded:
    I don't understand why the doctor told you to pull the skin over the head. I had my son circumcised at about a week old and was never told to do that. It sounds counter productive. In fact, at my son's 6 month appointment the doctor pulled some skin back that had re-attached. Sometimes the head looks purple, so I guess that would be normal. I "think" I have seen him with an erection, but really don't know anything about that (where babies are concerned!)
     
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    Anmar22 responded:
    I haven't heard of pulling the skin over the head either. The purple color is normal and so are erections, my son has had quite a few since he was first born. I mostly notice them when I'm changing his diaper after he's been sleeping.
     
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    Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi ajmrstark,

    I'm sorry for your concern and hope that you will take your LO to see a doctor about this redness. Check out our Circumcision - When to Call A Doctor Overview for more information to speak with your medical professional about.

    I also have never heard of pulling the skin in this manner when caring for your son after circumsion , so I hope that you will also ask about these instructions.

    Wishing you and your LO the best! Please keep us posted.
    Amelia


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