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#1 of 3 Old 10-13-2012, 08:33 AM - Thread Starter
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This is my 7th child and my fourth intact boy, so this aint my first rodeo. :) Anyhoo, with nekkie butt potty learning he has discovered his penis in in the course of  stretching and twisting and playing with it <twitch> he has figured out how to retract it and it is now a source of constant amusement. On one side near the bottom of the glans, the foreskin is still attached to the glans.  Is this normal as it is being newly retracted for a little guy?  (Because I have always heard the standard it can normally retract any age up through puberty, although my kids have been earlier) So then, if it is normal, just watch and wait for it to retract on its own eventually, or seek out some steroid cream from the doctor to help it out?  I am not horribly worried as it is near the base of the glans. Just want to do the right thing.


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Completely normal!  A lot of time the foreskin does not seperate all at the same time. 

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The process of seperation does no happen all at one time. So it is normal to have one or 2 spots still attached at any given time. The steroid cream is used to loosen the tip of the foreskin in those that have true phimosis to allow retraction.

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