SEARCH FOR A DOCTOR TO PERFORM PARTIAL CIRCUMCISION
I have recently dicovered that my nine year old son has phimosis.
We went along to see the urologist who had a quick look at the problem
and promptly asked the nurse to arrange for a circumcision.
When I asked what options were available, I was met with what can
only be described as a 'blank look'. I left his consulting room, not
reassured as I'd imagined, but frustrated and as much 'in the dark'
as I had been previously.
This is where you come in, it occurred to me that if I looked at
'circumcision' on the internet, I might at least know more about what
was going to happen, and be able to help my son through it all.
This was pricisely how I stumbled upon your website and after spending
some considerable time absorbing the relevant information, I revisited
our doctor. It never ceases to amaze me just what a difference it makes
when you sound like you know what you're talking about - I was not
treated like some over-fussing mother, nor was I treated like an idiot
who cannot absorb information.
The doctor will now refer my son to anyone I choose, and herein
lies my problem........I can't find a surgeon who has performed a partial
circ. or even one who has heard of this method of treatment. Am I going
mad? How hard can it be?
In the meantime, my young chap is stressing out, can you point us
in the right direction? Perhaps you have a list of urologists who are
familiar with this treatment. We live in Manchester, England. I hope
you can help us, Robin - any advice would be most welcome.
- it seems betamethasone 0.5% is the optimal treatment in 85% of
all childhood cases of phimosis - a dermatologist (skin specialist)
would be the optimal doctor. Cheers Robin