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Old 10-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #29
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Re: What were your medical reasons for circumcising?

Originally Posted by 7 for now View Post
As a nurse that worked in pediatrics I can say that all circumcisions I witnessed were done with NO anesthetics. It is not standard to use it where I have worked.

If any numbing agents are used the docs don't wait for it to take effect. They slap on the gel and go to cutting, or use the nerve block but immediately start cutting. They don't wait long enough or the anesthetic to take effect.

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That's your experience, based on what you've seen. I know for a fact that the doctor waited until the numbing agent took effect on DS1 and DS2 before starting the circumcision. Not all doctors are the same, and do things the same way.
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