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Old 10-22-2008, 11:51 PM   #21
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NO NO NO!!! Hands off that foreskin! That goes for everyone else too! The only person that should be messing with it is your DS himself! Sorry to be so blunt mama, but you should NEVER EVER retract it. It is self-cleaning just like a vagina, you don't have to do anything extra to it. DS1's retracts now (he's 4) and we still don't do anything extra to it. Messing with the foreskin is what causes phimosis and other infections, which docs try to blame on being intact in the first place...when actually it's a result of tampering with the darn thing! Leave it alone and you'll have no problems.

Good for you for not circing, though! You made the right choice and your DS will be very thankful you left him whole.
yep, pulling back the foreskin to wash with soap and water would be like douching your daughter

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Old 10-23-2008, 12:23 AM   #22
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My Dr told me that nothing needs to be done at all to an uncirced boy. Never nothing!
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:08 AM   #23
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Please talk to your doctor, i can not imagine how many other parents he has misinformed. Give him the info from the AAP. There is a printable article, i would get the link but am on my laptop...
Congrats on keeping your son intact! I have 3 wonderfully whole intact little guys myself. Good job Momma!
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:37 AM   #24
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A pediatrician tried to tell me the same thing about retraction. I printed out an article from AAP's website and faxed it to him with a letter (I wish I had kept it) basically saying that I was shocked that he was giving out antiquated advice contrary to even the AAP's recommendations and that I hope he would change this practice immediately.

He didn't try to pull back Micah's foreskin, but the previous ped did. This ped was taking up for the previous ped saying that the foresking NEEDED to be pulled back because it would never retract on its own if you didn't. I screamed at the ped that actually tried to pull back the foreskin -- of course, this was after the nurse dropped my son on his head. We don't do WBV's anymore...
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:27 AM   #25
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Don't talk to your pediatrician, fire him. That's ridiculous. If ANYBODY tried to touch my son's foreskin and retract it I think I would rip them a new one.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:28 AM   #26
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I wouldn't doubt this one bit, cuz lots of cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies are eager to buy all those foreskins. Just like I also don't doubt that docs give out horrible BFing advice to get kickbacks from formula companies.
you gotta be kidding me!!!
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:30 AM   #27
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well i went to bed pissed off and woke up pissed off about this whole bad info from the doc thing. thanks for all your good advice. i'll say it again... my poor ds!!!!
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:37 AM   #28
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ouch! My son is circed but I know that you are not supposed to ever pull down foreskin until older.
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Don't talk to your pediatrician, fire him. That's ridiculous. If ANYBODY tried to touch my son's foreskin and retract it I think I would rip them a new one.
Talking to him would still be good so he knows for his other patients.
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I know you already got your answers on the first Q but I wanted to say that our idiot PED tried to pull down the foreskin of my then 7mo and I told him NO and he still tried to show me its ok. This has resulted in me cancelling his 9m check up and Im never going back to that ignorant man again!! I was so upset. Ive had experience because my almost 4yo is not circ. and I never EVER tried to force the foreskin back, knew it was unnec. I cant believe professionals are still telling pple to do this!!
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