My teen is getting circumcised: Advice?

My teenage son is getting circumcised in a few months, and I have no idea what to expect. Can anyone help me out? Wondering about recovery, how it went, any issues, etc?


Don’t do it! Unless it’s purely for medical reasons I don’t understand why you would. Unnecessary to put him through all that pain! one erection in the healing process and he’ll probably do some serious long term damage


What why? Is it a correction or personal choice? Circumcision is an unnecessary medical procedure that’s become the norm. Definitely do your research and decide what’s best for your family


He’s gonna be in a lot of pain…
is this for medical reasons.


My son had to get one at 5, medically necessary. They put him to sleep and performed the procedure, he bled HEAVY for about a week, and total recovery I’ll say a month. He still remembers it vividly and he’s 13 now. Worst pain. Keep bandages clean and pain meds on hand. Wishing him a speedy recovery.


I don’t think it’s anyone business as to why he is getting circumcised. Imagine asking that


Heard it could be risky when they are older, that’s why it’s best to do it when their born , f*ck what people say, it’s ur kid, so do what you thinks best, not their kid not their problem.


She asked what to expect not your opinion on whether to do it or not


All y’all saying don’t do it need to keep your opinion to yourself. Obviously there is a reason they are getting it done. Whether it’s medically necessary or her son just wants it done. Either way she is asking for advice from those that had it done


My son was 12, it was done for medical reasons. His recovery was ok, obviously it was very sore and he didn’t go to school for a week or so In case someone accidentally bumped him


Why are the comments always a shit show on circ posts. Answer the question being asked. No one is asking for opinions on wether or not to get this done. It’s happening and it’s not up to you. :woman_shrugging:t2:

Anyway my advice is medication, rest, and really that’s all that you can do.

It is significantly more painful than doing it on an infant. I’m hoping he understands all of the recovery process.

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Maybe talk to his pediatrician? I’m sure he could give you and your son all the answers you’re looking for.

Extremely loose pants, keep it clean and have him avoid arousing things. My partner had it done at 19. And no way around it is gonna be rough.


It’s his choice people! Some men actually want it done just like some women want breast implants. Smh she asked for advice not to be hounded. Make sure he has Vaseline and keeps it as coated as possible. They will give him gause and if there isn’t enough Vaseline it will rip the healing skin if it sticks to him and he will be in excruciating pain. Loose clothing.


Why r u doing it now verses when he was a baby is it medically necessary otherwise why do do it other than emotionally scar him for life


As an RN of 20 years I will be so thankful when ppl wake up and understand the religious basis of this and that’s it’s genital mutilation of a child. We don’t cut off the vagina for infections…unless ur in Africa

Keep vaseline and pain killers on hand gauze loose boxers and that should do it.


Teen?? You were supposed to have that done when he was first born I thought

My dad wasn’t circumcised until he was in his early 70’s. He ended up back at the hospital because he had excessive bleeding. I’m sure he’ll never forget that. As a baby or toddler, I’m sure it’ll be less memorable. FYI, he had to have it done due to health issues.