Originally Posted by USAmma
and his foreskin was a bit tight and he had to stretch it out to be more comfortable. He did that within a couple of weeks. I have heard that doctors often recommend circ for that condition but he was able to do it at home with some links provided by FranklySpeaking.
I remember when you wrote me and I was wondering how it turned out. I'm glad to hear it turned out just as I had expected!
Shalymar: The incidence of UTIs are less than 1% regardless of the circumcision status. If their is a difference, it's just a fraction of 1% or insignificant.
That woman FP is dangerously ignorant or just likes circumcised penises and wants every man to have one. We've had thousands of mothers of intact boys through here in the last few years. We've had a few infections, both bacterial and fungal that were quickly cleared up with a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment but vast majority of the "infections" were not infections at all but simply the process of the foreskin separating from the glans normally. Just like teething can have symptoms, the separation of the foreskin can also have symptoms that clear up on their own with no medical intervention at all.
It is well established that the penis requires no exceptional care other than washing like any other body part. I can imagine that this woman is advising parents to retract and wash the preputial space and this can indeed cause infections. Just imagine if you washed a daughter's vagina out with soap and water several times a week. You could expect numerous and recurrent infections but even with that, would this doctor recommend that the girl's vagina be removed? Would she be lamenting the poor hygiene these parents are providing their daughter? Would she be recommending that girls have their sexual parts amputated? Someone needs to tell her that the infections boys get are the same ones that girls get and they respond equally to the same medications. Of course, I doubt she would listen. She doesn't listen to her medical associations, why would she listen to anyone else?
This woman is a clear and present danger to her patients, even the female ones! If she is this predujuiced and ignorant about this issue, she is bound to be ignorant and predujuiced about much of the medicine she practices.