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Are Parents Allowed To Be With Baby When It Is Undergoing Circumcision
Depends upon surgeon: Some dr. S feel comfortable for parents to be present, others don't. Also depends upon hospital or medical office policy. I personally always ask if parents wish to be present. However we make sure that parents are up to it, and tell them to either be prepared to sit down if or remain seted if they feel "queezy". ...Read more
Parent: Up until 18 y/o the parent generally is the one to grant consent. ...Read more
Can a parent legally override a team physician's decision to not allow a child to return to sports?
No: The team physician is a representative of the school district and follows their guidelines. It is a privilege to play on a school team and not a right. The point though is answering the question as to why you would let them play if the doctor thinkes there is a problem! Why risk their health? ...Read more
Unlikely: Parents made a very valid decision. Both to circumcise or not to circumcise are perfectly correct decisions. Your forskin will most likely remain loose unless it is somewhat tight to retraction. Tightm\ness or phimosis can increase with time if it is already tight or you develop balanitis (inflammation of glans penis), develop diabetes or some vascular diseases. "don't fix if not broken! ". ...Read more
Depends on setting: When I do an office circumcision on a young infant boy, I give the parents the option of being in the procedure room -- some want to, others don't. When we do a circumcision on an older boy in the operating room, we don't allow the parents in there. You should ask this question of your pediatrician or obstetrician or whoever would be the usual physician to circumcise your son. ...Read more
Communicate: The question is a puzzle.? Why was it done or not done? Do you think you want it if it wasn't done? A circ is a simple procedure for newborns but a bit complicated after a month of age. It requires complicated anesthesia, pain management & followup. Do you want it because you are different than your friends? Want it for potential medical reasons? Sort out the issues & be straight with the folks. ...Read more
No: Female circumcision is genital mutilation and thus banned in all civilized countries. Us should never permit this barbaric procedure from becoming legal just because it is performed by some backward people in backward communities non-sterile conditions. ...Read more
Docs can you explain, is it wrong for me to not want any relationship with my parent because of circumcision?
It's sad: It's sad that you don't want to have a relationship with your parents. It's not right or wrong. But ask yourself why you are making this choice. Your parents had you circumcised for spiritual, cultural, or medical reasons, not to harm you. Try to understand why they made the decision from their point of view. And ask what you will gain by giving up a relationship with them. Is there another way? ...Read more
Should american hospital workers refuse to discuss female circumcision with the parents of newborns?
Tell all it's ilegal: American hospital workers should tell all that performing a female circumcision in the usa, as well as all civilized countries that it is a criminal offence. It involves amputating the clitoris and thus removing any pleasant sexual sensation later in life. Perpetrators need to be be reported to the police and sent to prison. Any physician perpetrator faces automatic loss of medical license for life. ...Read more
This person does not want her husband to go with his parents and if he does she will not allow him to take any of the children with him. How safety?
SEPARATION ANXIETY?: She probably has a reason why she does not allow her husband to go with his parents. Why? And her kids to go with them? This is a family prblem. They need counselling. ...Read more
I want to grow my height but my genetics don't allow me to do so? What should I do? How can I grow my height even though my parents are short?
Exercise, eat, sleep: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do for a 16-year-old to increase height beyond its natural destiny. ...Read more
I love wearing thick-framed glasses. My parents don't allow me to wear them. They say 'i'm obstructing my vision by looking through glasses. Is that true?
Yes they could: Approximately 70% of caucasian boys in usa now get circumcised. Number is much much lower for boys of hispanic, asian, afro-caribbean ; first generation european parents. ...Read more
3 reasons: There are 3 reasons for tonsillectomy at your age. 1.) 3 or more documented episodes of acute tonsillitis, 2. (Severe obstruction leading to sleep disorder, and 3.) the less frequent problem of food particles getting caught in the crypts of the tonsillar surface causing severe halitosis. I am not sure if you are 43 years old why your parents should be making any decisions for you. ...Read more
We have a new born niece with low blood sugar and the parents are worried about visitors. Should they allow visitors? Does it cause immuity prblms?
Low sugar should not:
if in hospital, follow hospital rules
if sent home, the MDs would have alerted family to any issues ...Read more
I feel deprees because im away from my girl friend...i cant meet her beacause of her parents the won't allow me to do so...please be kind enough to consult me over this matter I need some one to talk?
Talk to someone now!: Thanks for reaching out to us, and I recommend a consult with a Healthtap provider, but there is also a free service in US called crisischat. Org or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Right now focus on the good things in your life. Try to understand why the girls parents object to your visits and make plans to modify if related to your behaviors or reputation. ...Read more
Help! My parents do not allow me to eat body building supplements. I use topmost brand muscle tech. I love body building. How to convince them?
Parents are right: Sorry to burst your bubble but your parents are right. Body building supplements are really bad for your long term health. They can lead to impotency and heart disease amongst other things. If you want a great body that will last do it the right way with proper exercise rather than 'cheating' by using dangerous supplements. ...Read more
Do most pediatric dentists allow the parents to come back to be with their children? Our seven month year old daughter had her first dentist appointment last week, and while the dentist allowed me to come back with her, I could tell that he didn't really
Balancing act: The pedodontist will know whether the visit will be more productive with or without the parent. The other answers listed explain why it's sometimes best one way or the other. Let the pedodontist help you make that decision at each visit based on your child's needs at that time. ...Read more
Will most pediatric dentists allow parents in the room during a dental exam? We're shopping around to find a dentist for our six month old, and some pediatric dentists don't seem to want parents in the room while the exam is being performed, and some don'
I agree with the above post. Most pediatric dentist will always have you there for your six month old but as the children become older and you trust your dentist you will then want to give them more freedom. There are plenty of pediatric dentist that will allow all parents back for theexam and dental work. Shop around and I am sure that you will find the right dentist.
I feel that for the younger patients and if it is your first time at a dental office you want to see what these people are all about. Usually when the children hit 6 years old and for an exam or cleaning most parents want to wait in the waiting room or the child wants to come back themselves. For special needs patients I always have the parent or guardian present. Everybody as you are finding has different policies. ...Read more
The frenulum was also removed during sons infant circumcision. How much sensation is now lost? Will he be able to achieve orgasm when he gets older?
Circumcision: There should be no problem with future sexual satisfaction. Circumcision is an elective procedure. But I am not sure what you mean by frenulum. Do you mean the connection on the underside of the penis between the foreskin and penis? During circumcision this is not removed but the foreskin is peeled back from it. This occasionally can cause bleeding. ...Read more
Still controversial: Aside from religious reasons, compelling data support it as std & personal health preventive measure. Surely painful (but ways around that) as infant but more so (& more complicated) as adult. Ideally (& possibly legally), child should be allowed to make the decision, but takes years b4 can make informed decision & then peer pressure comes in. At this point let parents opt 4 best interests of boy. ...Read more
OK if father circ'd: Then no explanations necessary as to why father and son are different if only one is circ'd. Circumcision is always best performed, with least morbidity in infancy. Howeever there is no real meical indication for circumcision and thus is primarily a personal, family or social decision. Either way both decisions, whether to circumcise or not to circumcise are correct & neither is wrong. ...Read more
Discuss with surgeon: Typical operative risks. Reaction to sedation, infection, poor cosmetic outcome, bleeding etc. Your surgeon should go through all the risks when you sign consent for the procedure. ...Read more
Why??: It has been practiced as a religious ritual for thousands of years. The proof is out there for those who choose to look at it. For those who scoff at the evidence, nothing will change their minds. At the present time it is an elective procedure. Those who wish can do so, and those who do not can avoid it. Your personal feelings do not trump those who accept the procedure. ...Read more
Is it true that if the infant is over ten pounds the they can not do an in office procedure for a circumcision.
Not always...: I can't speak for the policies of your OB or Pedi (whoever does the procedure in your area). I would recommend contacting their office to determine if they have such a policy. Sometimes the age of the child is the determining factor in referring to urology & not age. All I can do is guess about another offices policies. ...Read more
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