When my son was born I noticed that his skin wouldnt go back and i asked the doctor at the hospital to show me how to clean him bc i wasnt sure i was doing it right. the doc pulled his skin back very slightly and nothing was even exposed and he told me thats it, and he said it will come out more when he gets a little older. Yesterday he had his 1 month check up with a diferent doc and she suggested I have the skin removed.
Has anybody else had a son thats forskin was tight as a baby but gradually loosens up. Also is this a normal thing for baby boys or are most of them born with the their skin fully retractable? Thank you for you input ladies. I really dont want to circumcise him unless i really have to.
Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 1:49 PM on Sep. 2, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:51 PM on Sep. 2, 2010
The foreskin is SUPPOSED to be attached!!! DO NOT try to pull back the foreskin! To clean it just wipe it off like you would a finger. You MUST read this article Protect Your Uncircumcised Son: Expert Medical Advice for Parents
There is a section on phimosis.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:56 PM on Sep. 2, 2010
In the neonatal period, it is rare for the foreskin to be retractable; Huntley et al. state that "non-retractability can be considered normal for males up to and including adolescence."Rickwood, as well as other authors, has suggested that true phimosis is over-diagnosed due to failure to distinguish between normal developmental non-retractability and a pathological condition (a condition deemed a problem). Some authors use the terms "physiologic" and "pathologic" to distinguish between these types of phimosis; others use the term "non-retractile foreskin" to distinguish this developmental condition from (pathologic) phimosis.
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:57 PM on Sep. 2, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 2:45 PM on Sep. 2, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:52 PM on Sep. 2, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 2:53 PM on Sep. 2, 2010