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Old 03-31-2013, 07:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is it normal for my 10 wk DS to bleed some? He hasn't bled before. Had a ped appmt last Tuesday (5 days ago) and she retracted just slightly to look at the tip (did *not* pull it very far back). Should I be concerned?? It's not a lot of blood.. just "spotting."
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SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE RETRACTED IT AT ALL!

 

Never let someone retract it dr or not. It is sealed closed. The bleeding is from the damage she caused.

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No offence, but what's with doctors in the US retracting foreskins?? What the %$#& are they expecting to find in there?? Do they do this  kind of inspection with female infants as well?? 

 

It will probably be fine but like the PP said, it shouldn't be retracted or looked at or cleaned or inspected. It's a self cleaning organ which should be left alone.

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It's definitely my fault for not clarifying at the beginning of the appointment that she should not retract. I wrongly assumed she would know better, and by the time it was obvious she did not, it was already done. greensad.gif Going to be printing out some info to take to her next time and have it put in his file. Is it unusual that he appeared normal until 5 days after the appointment and just now started bleeding? He hasn't bled any more today.. hopefully the damage is minimal.
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Its internal so it could take a while for the blood to come out or the damage she caused is being irritated by ribbing on a diaper or whatever. Is not your fault she is the dr she should know better. It is an americal epidemic that they don't.

 

My sons pediatrician has never touched his penis. Not once. We are really lucky to have found him.
 

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Agreed. We use a family physician(love that man) and all he ever did was evaluate it like the rest of my son's body. Just a quick look over. He stopped checking his diaper area completely a few appointments in. You might want to find a foreskin friendly doc =\

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If she fusses about it I may change, but she has been very friendly (though not in agreement) to my objections to vaccines, and I'm just glad she's willing to work with me. She's very laid-back, so once I let her know my objections and present the info I expect she'll be fine with it. Hopefully. I'm in the South so my options are somewhat limited. *sigh*
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I can't comment about the blood, except to say if it was from when the retraction first occurred, it'd be very dark (because it's old).   You are not the first mom to come here w/ this experience, unfortunately.  Since many doctors, even kind ones that are workable w/ other stuff, do not know about normal penile development, form & function, they feel at liberty to mess w/ it.  While she didn't retract it "all the way," she did, in fact, retract it.  Any manipulation towards the base of the penis is retracting.  Some families make a hands off policy for the medical providers they see in order to avoid this problem (seems it's usually after their child has already been retracted once :-/).  

 

From reading here, it seems that most boys go on to lead healhty, normal, intact lives after being retracted once.  If you are nursing, you can apply some breastmilk to the area to help w/ healing.  If you decide to stick w/ this doc (and in the south, I can understand why you would worry about finding someone better, although you could check out www.thewholenetwork.org to see their list of intact friendly docs all across the world), you may wnat to consider the hands off policy.  You can let her know that if she needs to see your ds' penis, *you* will be the one to take off the diaper, *you* will be the one to move his penis any which way in order to avoid the same thing happening again.

 

Best wishes to you & your ds.

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Is it normal for my 10 wk DS to bleed some? He hasn't bled before. Had a ped appmt last Tuesday (5 days ago) and she retracted just slightly to look at the tip (did *not* pull it very far back). Should I be concerned?? It's not a lot of blood.. just "spotting."

 

This ped should not have retracted at all. She probably tore the fusion a bit and this is causing bleeding. Hopefully, it will end soon. This is a physician caused injury.

 

It definitely is NOT normal for a boy to bleed from his penis or foreskin.

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