Father and son hospitalised after horror circumcision

Posted on Oct 3 2012 - 5:09am by admin

THREE Gweru men, among them a father and son, were reportedly admitted to Gweru Provincial Hospital after they reacted by bleeding profusely after being circumcised at the hospital’s circumcision clinic.

Nip and tuck ... An MP being prepared for circumcision as part of a drive to encourage people in Zimbabwe to do the same

Nip and tuck … An MP being prepared for circumcision as part of a drive to encourage people in Zimbabwe to do the same

In an interview, one of the men said he had taken his son, aged 16, to the hospital circumcision clinic when they suffered the complications. He said he was hospitalised in the same ward with his son for three days following the anomaly.

“We spent three days admitted to the hospital following the incident and we were later discharged on Thursday last week. We discovered that there was another man in the same ward who had also suffered some complications after being circumcised,” said the man.

He said they were not in the light on whether the complications they faced were as a result of the doctor’s failure to properly conduct the operations.

“I was very disappointed because I am the one who persuaded my son to undergo circumcision only for us to develop the complication. We believe the doctor might have failed to conduct his duties properly. This is because we later discovered that there was another patient in the same ward who also experienced problems after being circumcised,” he said.

Gweru Provincial Hospital medical superintendent Dr Fabian Mashingaidze, however, said it was common that circumcision patients could develop “adverse complications” after circumcision. He said the number of patients who responded negatively after being circumcised was, however, minimal.

“These particular cases were not brought before my attention maybe because they were not serious or common adverse events. This can happen when a patient develops normal complications after undergoing circumcision. Remember, this is an operation and these incidences do happen but they are very minimal,” he said.

Dr Mashingaidze said the Gweru circumcision clinic has conducted many circumcision cases and had not recorded any serious complications in the process.

“In fact, globally the chances of one getting complications after getting circumcised is one out of 100 and according to a national audit, which was conducted recently, only two percent of the circumcised population had complications meaning that the chances of one getting complications like bleeding or infections is very low in the country.

“Some of the challenges that might arise are due to failure to take care of the wound on the part of the patient,” he said. The Chronicle

  • Elias Senthufe

    Nyaya yekumenywa ine munhu pasi.

  • Pardon Tanga

    yah i told them nt to trust that madnes

  • Kudzie Nyaira

    Ko zvandanga ndichida kuenda nhasi?

  • Malven Tinashe Nasht Gatsi

    Kuda kuchekwa sinhi uku

  • Dereck Kanyongo

    maninja akapinzwa musmart

  • Watty Watson

    hakuna dhiri uko,kuchekwa chete

  • Victor Vicman Karonga

    Kikikikikikikikikikikiki

  • Marlon Shangwa

    gufanocherera imwe nyama yako muvhu urimupenyu nxa ndomahure iwaya.

  • Cephas Basera

    Is it really worth it?

  • Gilbert Mangoma

    Get well soon chaps. Yu got a stint in store.

  • Blessing Nhemwa

    Uchimbo chekerweyi.Inga wani mwari vakatisika takadaro wani.

  • Joe Rug

    Mugabe reduced all standards from education,health,religion,finances to world breaking lows.Nurse Training is done by Gr 7 graduates as long as you pass thru Boarder Gezi Brainwashing Institute.That’s why we have these horrors.Vote then out!!

  • Falcon Amos

    Halal meat is kind of trusted to be healthy,its the procedures that they take.In circumcision the bible recommends it,but as for us Zimpips there is a great need to fully train those who are responsible for this worthy little operations.:~chu

    • Rodrigo_Girao

      Actually, circumcision was not in the original version of the Old Testament. It was added by the priests centuries later, along with the kashrut laws and the taboo of not speaking God’s name (see “documentary hypothesis”).

      Then, in the New Testament, saint Paul speaks AGAINST circumcision:

      “Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. … You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.” (Galatians 5)

  • Brian Dings

    Ndakakuudzai mukaramba kuti blambi harichekwe imi nenharo mondo cheka ikozvino mavakufa mwari vakisika takadai so y. Vanhu tichi oposer mwari

  • Victoria Sithole

    Zvinoitika people even in rich countrys vanhu vanofa also circumcision must be done in winter

  • Ticharwisa Kurauvone

    This is no laughing matter!

  • Sweka Majila

    Lol

  • Ticharwisa Kurauvone

    We should be careful about this, as important as it is.

  • Sweka Majila

    A father wht 4 his married all thse years whre was he i feel sorry 4 da son n’t da father circumcision 4 married pipo is n’t right.

  • Ticharwisa Kurauvone

    Sweka, when a married man go for circumcision, it doesnt mean that he is goin to have extra marital affairs. Circumcision sort improves longevity when one is havin sex. Men are known for releasing fast when havin sex and this leaves the woman unsatisfied. The longer u take to release the better for your partiner because she will enjoy as well. Its not about trying to prevent the HIV virus only.

    • Rodrigo_Girao

      That is false: circumcision can CAUSE premature ejaculation. And it can make sex painful to the woman, because it increases attrition.

  • bishop

    vadzimu vanenge vasingadi zvakadaro mudhara aifanira kuconsultor his superiors.

  • TLCTugger

    Most of the US men who have died of AIDS were circumcised at birth.

    Foreskin feels REALLY good.

  • Upchuck79

    Circumcision is dangerous, even in the U.S. where it is, unfortunately in my opinion, often done. One pediatric urologist recently said that 20% of his practice was devoted to dealing with circumcision problems – and those are the problems experienced by infants, whom the circumcisers insist are easier to circumcise than older boys and adults!! Remember, it is no risk when it doesn’t happen and a very big risk when it happens to you or your sons. Circumcision is useless. Satisfying a woman has nothing to do with circumcision. There is little evidence that lasting longer has anything to do with women’s satisfaction. Better to remain intact and practice ABC (abstinence, being faithful, and condom use).

  • Joseph Lewis

    “In fact, globally the chances of one getting complications after getting circumcised is one out of 100 and according to a national audit, which was conducted recently, only two percent of the circumcised population had complications meaning that the chances of one getting complications like bleeding or infections is very low in the country.”

    Oh how comforting for this poor father and son… They must be the “lucky” ones…