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Is it true it hurts more to get a circumcision as a grown man than baby?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Simplicity/healing
Having assisted in circs on kids 3-9 & done a thousand + newborns, i can surmise that what they feel is not the whole picture.
The older kids were put to sleep for an half hour procedure & delt with stitches & wounds that were swolen & itched terribly & required 1-2wks recovery, the infants often slept thru the procedure under a local, had no stitches, minimal swelling & seemed recovered in days, .

In brief: Simplicity/healing
Having assisted in circs on kids 3-9 & done a thousand + newborns, i can surmise that what they feel is not the whole picture.
The older kids were put to sleep for an half hour procedure & delt with stitches & wounds that were swolen & itched terribly & required 1-2wks recovery, the infants often slept thru the procedure under a local, had no stitches, minimal swelling & seemed recovered in days, .
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
At least they complain more, however, it is a much bigger deal as an adult.

In brief: Yes
At least they complain more, however, it is a much bigger deal as an adult.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Surgery can hurt
Circumcision has generated many fables as well as benefits.
It can hurt. Pain is perceived differently as an infant. Local anesthetic can be very effective either way. It is easier and quicker on an infant. It does not: shorten penis, reduce sensation , or cause other problems typically.

In brief: Surgery can hurt
Circumcision has generated many fables as well as benefits.
It can hurt. Pain is perceived differently as an infant. Local anesthetic can be very effective either way. It is easier and quicker on an infant. It does not: shorten penis, reduce sensation , or cause other problems typically.
Dr. Richard Levin
Dr. Richard Levin
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Circumcision
Circumcision in babies are done in nurseries when they are not aware of pain as infants.
Adults undergo general anesthesia for circumcision, so they are asleep.Pain is felt during recovery period.

In brief: Circumcision
Circumcision in babies are done in nurseries when they are not aware of pain as infants.
Adults undergo general anesthesia for circumcision, so they are asleep.Pain is felt during recovery period.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Circumcision
The answer to this question is difficult to ascertain.
A grown man is very well aware of the severity of pain. Since a newborn boy cannot answer an interview, it will be hard to tell how painful the circumcision is. Unfortunately, the nature of his cry will not tell you that. I can only surmise that the quality and severity of the pain will be similar.

In brief: Circumcision
The answer to this question is difficult to ascertain.
A grown man is very well aware of the severity of pain. Since a newborn boy cannot answer an interview, it will be hard to tell how painful the circumcision is. Unfortunately, the nature of his cry will not tell you that. I can only surmise that the quality and severity of the pain will be similar.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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