DS is 3.5 yrs, and intact. A few weeks ago he somehow was messing with himself and created a tear in his forskin. I tried treating it at home, but he was in pain, so we went to the ped. Once there she told me she *had* to try to retract his skin, I yelled at her but it was too late, and ds was in pain all day. Needless to say she said he had a severe case of penile adhesions and scheduled us with an out of town ped. urologist. We made the 2 hr trip only for him to say that ds was PERFECTLY FINE! He never tried retracting the skin, and said that he doesn't care if the skin doesn't retract until after 8 years. HE said we were doing everything write and sent a not so nice letter to the ped. telling her to never touch his penis again ;) So..... trust your instincts , and don't believe everything your doctors tell you! And I should add that I'm so grateful to have found a wonderful uroligist!
Hope your ds is feeling better.
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Much better ending that I was anticipating! And, I'm glad that the urologist wrote her a letter. Perhaps she'll respect what he said since it's coming from another doctor. Hopefully.
Hope your ds is all better now.
So glad you had a happy ending! And a good thing you were smart enough not to trust your ped. The ped urologist you saw sounds excellent, although even he, is a bit early on the age of retraction. In cultures who do not practice any form of foreskin manipulation, the AVERAGE age of retraction is 10 1/2. Many intact males are not capable of retraction until well past puberty, and a few live their lives without ever being able to roll their foreskin back and have no issues whatsoever. See www.cirp.org/library/normal/ , http://drmomma.blogspot.com/2009/09 , and for a video: http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/video/prepuce.html .
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