- Pediatrician to mother while discussing the mother’s two year old son’s intact penis. The mother had stated that she did not know if the foreskin could be retracted yet, and that it might not be unusual for retraction to not occur until approaching puberty.
“Your son urinated during surgery, I noticed it went to the side so I examined it. His foreskin wouldn’t retract which means he has phimosis, would you like me to circumcise him?”
-Pediatric surgeon to Mother after performing hernia surgery on a 3 month old boy.
“He needs to be hospitalized, IV antibiotics, and emergency circumcision.” – Pediatrician to mother who brought in her toddler for a suspected infection.
“We can test his urine but he doesn’t have a UTI. He needs a circumcision.” – Pediatrician to mother of 23 month old boy.
“It’s just a natural circumcision!” - Pediatrican to parents, when they asked about the appearance of their newborn baby’s penis. It was a hypospadias and baby went on to have a surgical repair.
“Don’t forget to circumcise him, so he looks like daddy.” – OB to mother, over her shoulder, as the OB was leaving the exam room after a quick late pregnancy prenatal appointment week.