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  A pretty good list of intact friendly physicians has been established at:   http://www.thewholenetwork.org/intact-friendly-doctors.html   The Pennsylvania page at:   http://www.thewholenetwork.org/5/category/pennsylvania/1.html   has eight doctors listed.   You may also show them this page:   http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/info/retraction.html
Phimosis is a word taken from Greek. Phimosis describes a condition of having a foreskin that does not retract. Phimosis is not a disease. Non-retractile foreskin is normal in a five-year-old boy. It is not normal in an adult male.   There are four things that cause phimosis or non-retractive foreskin.   1. a narrrow tip of the foreskin. 2. fusion of the inner foreskin with the undelying glans penis. 3. a short frenulum that does not permit complete...
When boys are born, the inner surface of the foreskin is fused with the surface of the underlying glans penis (which makes the foreskin totally non-retractable). This is completely normal. After several years that fusion starts to breakdown and the foreskin starts to separate and pull away from the glans penis. An erection can pull on the separating tissue and cause some transient pain. Also, urination can create temporary pressure inside the foreskin which makes the...
There is extreme variation in what is normal regarding foreskin retraction. At one end of the spectrum, a very few boys are born with a retractable foreskin. At the other end of the spectrum, the foreskin may not become retractable until the end of puberty at age 18. The vast majority fall somewhere in between. The average age of first foreskin retraction has been found to be 10.4 years by several studies. Your boys are both within the normal range.   After age 18, a...
Yes, you have many other options. The first is to get a new doctor. There is a long list of foreskin friendly doctors at:   http://www.thewholenetwork.org/intact-friendly-doctors.html   Click on your state for names in your area.   Urologists make their money from doing circumcisions. They are quick to recommend circumcisions.    If your child can urinate, the tip of his foreskin is not too narrow. If your child is not in pain, then he is NOT "suffering...
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