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post #1 of 7
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My son is intact, and every time we go to the ped he "gently" retracts to the point of resistance. I didn't think much of it because DS seems fine with it (He's 20 months) and he's not forcing it, but the more information I read about intact males, the more I realize that the ped shouldn't retract the foreskin at all. I wanted to bring this up at the next visit, but he already thinks I'm a loon because we stopped vaccinating. I really wanted an "official" looking article or something like that to give him. Can anyone help me with a link to something like that? I'm looking for something that specifically describes why the intact foreskin should not be retracted, even gently.

post #2 of 7

I have been doing research on the topic as well. Here is a great website I found with printable pamphlets:

www.nocirc.org

 

while on the homepage their is a little box halfway down the page that says "pamphlets for parents and professionals"

 

There are also articles available through the website. Hope this helps.

post #3 of 7

Tell him not to touch his penis!  Our ped would look at my girls genitalia and open it up.  It happened one time and after that I told them not to do it at all.  If there is a problem then I'll tell them, if they have been abused there would be other signs. 

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I think it's harmful because as long as he's peeing fine and not having problems, it's setting up a situation where he's going to say your child has phimosis, say...if he's not retractable by 3.  I doubt the retraction itself is causing any harm, is there redness, swelling, pain, problems with urination?
 

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My son is intact, and every time we go to the ped he "gently" retracts to the point of resistance. I didn't think much of it because DS seems fine with it (He's 20 months) and he's not forcing it, but the more information I read about intact males, the more I realize that the ped shouldn't retract the foreskin at all. I wanted to bring this up at the next visit, but he already thinks I'm a loon because we stopped vaccinating. I really wanted an "official" looking article or something like that to give him. Can anyone help me with a link to something like that? I'm looking for something that specifically describes why the intact foreskin should not be retracted, even gently.



 

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No, not at all. I just feel like when am I going to say something, when it does seem like it hurts my DS? I don't want to wait and then regret it later on. I don't want to seem like a crazy mom, but I really don't want him to continue doing this at every single WBV.

post #7 of 7

I printed out the page from the AAP that at least says not to retract since I had a former ped that would quote them about everything and I figured they would trust it coming from there. Didn't end up needing it though, the new ped agreed that it doesn't get messed with.

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