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post #81 of 104
Oh, and I forgot to say: my son is 18 months (!!) and has had 0 infections. Of course, he breastfeeds a lot, which is proven to be a better preventative of UTI than circumcision.
post #82 of 104
Not totally on-topic, but thought I'd add this: My intact son recently got a yeast infection. Not sure how, but he did. It is external on the foreskin. Nothing underneath. He now has a purple foreskin from the gentian violet! (Which is working, btw.) But, I was really glad that he has that extra layer between his penis and the rest of the world.
post #83 of 104
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Originally Posted by BrandyPawnee
But about the circumcision, it is true that it paves way to a much more hygienic condition. And there are loads of people who do it, to ensure proper hygiene.

On the link above, you will have an inflow of information on Urinary TRACT infection. I'm sure that THEN, you all will understand everything about it.
Oh my. We're probably the best-educated board you could come across on this topic. Please take a look at the stickies on top of this forum.
post #84 of 104
DS1 5 no uti

DS2 3 no uti

I have 4 intact brothers w/ no utis (ages 6-16)

My one intact bil has had lots (he's9) he was forcibly retracted by a horrible dr & has had trouble since.

I bet the higher intact uti numbers in the study had to do w/forcibly retracting...just a thought.
post #85 of 104
I didn't read the whole thread but thought I'd add that in my family the following boys are intact and have never had UTI's:

My son (11)
My nephew (10)
My son (10)
My nephew (5)
My nephew (5)
My nephew (4)
My nephew (3)
My nephew (2 months)

In fact out of 8 boys we have never had a single issue with their intact penis's.

Laura
post #86 of 104
My ds is 6 and hasnt ever had any problem with his foreskin-no UTI's, no infections at all. My dh's two brothers are intact as well and he said that all 3 of them got UTI's at around my sons age, up until about 8 or so. He said he always thought it was because none of of them wanted to clean down there at the time, btu maybe it was something else. My dh is cut-so obviously it didnt make any difference between them. He said if anything he has had more UTI's than his brothers...and their penises still work right. Those poor little boys!!!
post #87 of 104
My soon-to-be one year old has not had one uti. My soon-to-be 63 year old dad hasn't had one either. I, on the other hand, have had a couple, and let me tell you they sure are brutal, but nothing that didn't clear up with the aid of anti-biotics
post #88 of 104
5 y.o. and no UTI

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrandyPawnee
But about the circumcision, it is true that it paves way to a much more hygienic condition. And there are loads of people who do it, to ensure proper hygiene.
Oh my my. Please read up on this before making this claim. Yes there are many who believe what you write, that however does not make it true in and of itself.
post #89 of 104
my son is nine and a half and has never had a UTI
post #90 of 104
Neither of my sons have had UTIs. They are 13 and 5 and both intact.
post #91 of 104
My 31 month old DS has not ever had any sort of infection of the urinary system, not penis, foreskin, bladder or kidney.

My brother, who is now 43 had infection after infection as a baby and toddler. Of course he also had a mother who listened when the doc told her to forcibly retract and clean at every diaper change :Puke
Even he managed to keep his foreskin once he was no longer sexually abused several times a day...

ETA: my DS was bottle fed formula and a probiotic with a small amount of my breastmilk the first 5 weeks and a small amount of donor breastmilk from 4 mo-16 mo.
post #92 of 104
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Originally Posted by tie-dyed
That is, um, normal. Americans are freakish with their once or twice daily soap and water shower shampoo obsession.
Once or twice daily? Whew, I know I'm not typical. I shower every other day, sometimes I even skip two days. Shhh! Don't tell anyone. Don't worry, I have plenty of deoderant.

Ds, 21 months, has never had a UTI. When he takes a bath he sits and splashes in the water, I try to wash his hair and the visibly dirty spots. As for his penis, I only touch that if I'm wiping poop off the shaft.

~Nay
post #93 of 104
My son is 5 and has never had one.
My brother and my dad, both intact (I'm from Italy) have never mentioned anything like that. In fact, I've never heard of any guy/boy or their mom in Italy mentioning a UTI.
post #94 of 104
Haven't read the replies yet, none of my boys have had any UTI's.
post #95 of 104
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Originally Posted by shalymar
I was just talking to a friend of mine who said that her friend had to have her 7 and 8 yo sons circ'd because they kept getting UTI's and kidney infections. Is this common? She said it because of poor hygiene. She also said her mom is a family practitioner, and that circumcision is a good idea in this country because so many parents practice such poor hygiene that she sees 2 and 3 yo boys with their foreskins swollen shut. Huh? I'd be especially interested to hear from mamas who might have some ideas about how this progresses through adolescence and adulthood.
Oh, and I'd be willing to bet that the "poor hygene" in this country consists of screwing around with our boy's foreskins too much. I don't think that we are educated to leave them alone and what we are calling poor hygene is really too much hygene, so to speak. We aren't educated to leave it alone. By retracting to clean we are causing more problems. Duh.
post #96 of 104
post #97 of 104
My 3.5 and 2.5 year old intact sons have never had any UTIs. Neither have any of the other intact males that I know including my three brothers and pretty much all of my friends' children.
post #98 of 104
No UTIs for our 13 month old son .
post #99 of 104
My 6yo has never had any.

And the foreskin isn't connected to the kidneys duh. Bad doctors.
post #100 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrandyPawnee
But about the circumcision, it is true that it paves way to a much more hygienic condition. And there are loads of people who do it, to ensure proper hygiene.
Cut off your skin so you don't have to clean it (?!?!?!?!?!?)

"Proper?" You are right that there are loads of people who do it thinking this and unfortunately they are wrong. Foreskins are not hygiene problems. They simply aren't.

Shave your head or something if you want to do fewer bath chores--it'll work better and it won't cause permanent damage.

Foreskins are so easy to care for I just do not get what people are so AFRAID of!
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