retract their foreskin? My ex husband just told me that our 8 yr old is completely unable to retract his foreskin. I had my son try again and he really can not expose any part of the penis. I made him a doc appt but I wanted to see how common this was and what your outcome was. Thanks
Asked by Anonymous at 1:37 PM on May. 25, 2010 in Kids' Health
my son and yours are about the same age his doesn't retract either I took him to the doctor who freaked out. At the time he was about 5 and I was concerned since I didn't know much about foreskin (his dad was out to sea). Well after the doctor freaked out I talked to a doctor more familiar turned out his penis was fine they don't always retract this early. After talking to intact males most stories I've heard are from puberty on before they retracted.
Answer by nautired at 8:29 PM on May. 25, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:43 PM on May. 25, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:44 PM on May. 25, 2010
Care of the uncircumcised boy is quite easy. ``Leave it alone'' is good advice. External washing and rinsing on a daily basis is all that is required. Do not retract the foreskin in an infant, as it is almost always attached to the glans. Forcing the foreskin back may harm the penis, causing pain, bleeding, and possibly adhesions. The natural separation of the foreskin from the glans may take many years. After puberty, the adult male learns to retract the foreskin and cleanse under it on a daily basis.
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Answer by Gailll at 1:45 PM on May. 25, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:48 PM on May. 25, 2010
How sad that women like older can't take 5 min and go to the AAP website to find out the facts about circumcision. There is no reason to mutilate an infant's penis. Mothers don't have to do any special care for an intact penis. The AAP has never recommended circumcision and never recommended any kind of special care for hygene.
Answer by Gailll at 1:49 PM on May. 25, 2010
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