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#121 of 280 Old 08-02-2010, 04:09 AM
 
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Well my intact DH has never had a problem with his foreskin but he did have one UTI when he was 30. But that isn't his foreskin and abx took care of it. My older DS hasn't had a single problem but my younger did have a 2 day bout of swelling and discharge about a year ago that went away on it's own without meds.
You know what's funny, is that people who are FOR circ (not on MDC, but in the world in general) act like if a uncirced penis ever got infected, that's a reason to cut things off. Human body parts get infected. People get infected toes, fingers, arms, noses, etc. No one would argue that we should cut off fingers and toes because they could one day get infected, right? Your husband and child had an infection and it was treated, just like anyone else's infected body part would be treated. I think your family member's experience is a good example of this. Just because a foreskin can sometimes get infected, just like any other body part, doesn't mean it needs to be removed!

(BTW, I am not insinuating that you were saying any of the above, just pointing out that infections are a normal part of human life, right? And your post is a good example of this.)
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#122 of 280 Old 08-03-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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Never, ever had a problem with sons ages 3 and 5 (new one on the way).

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No problems here

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DS is 7 months old today. No problems.

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#125 of 280 Old 08-03-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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Ds is 2.5 and we have never had a problem.

Also, he has peed on my shirt, the floor, the bed, in the toilet, the grass and driveway but I've never had this explosive pee you ladies mention!

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My son is 3 and has never had a problem. We have never done anything special with it. People get way too bent out of shape about foreskin causing problems. It's like some think it will make their penis fall off.
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No problems with my 16 year old ever, or my 6 year old.
My dh has problems though, he breaks out in a rash if he gets too hot or doesnt wash right after DTD. he says if we have a son(im preggie now) he wants him circ b/c he doesnt want him to suffer the problems he has had..

ugh i am working on it.

but both my ds'have never had a problem.

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My dh has problems though, he breaks out in a rash if he gets too hot or doesnt wash right after DTD. he says if we have a son(im preggie now) he wants him circ b/c he doesnt want him to suffer the problems he has had...
Ask your DH if he would willingly part with his foreskin. I bet after thinking about how much pleasure it brings, in spite of the rash, the answer will be "No way". So then, why would he want to deprive his son of the same?
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No problems here. In fact, it (the foreskin) has served as a protective barrier in many instances from stuff like mosquito bites, hives, dirt, rashes, etc

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No problems with my 16 year old ever, or my 6 year old.
My dh has problems though, he breaks out in a rash if he gets too hot or doesnt wash right after DTD. he says if we have a son(im preggie now) he wants him circ b/c he doesnt want him to suffer the problems he has had..

ugh i am working on it.

but both my ds'have never had a problem.
Perhaps your DH should treat himself for a yeast infection. It's possible he's been harboring a low level infection for years. (There is also an over the counter stick test for yeast he could try.)
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No problems here with my almost 7 year old intact boy... Although, he did just get diagnosed with a inguinal hernia which he will need surgery for but obviously that has nothing to do with his foreskin His Dr did ask me if he's retracting to clean it today. I just said "yes" because it was easier then fighting her... but he's not retractable yet so he cleans it on the outside like he should so whatever.

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Never had a problem here with any of my 5 boys.
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My son is almost 4 and has had no problems whatsoever.

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Two years old and we have never had an issue.

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My dh has problems though, he breaks out in a rash if he gets too hot or doesnt wash right after DTD. he says if we have a son(im preggie now) he wants him circ b/c he doesnt want him to suffer the problems he has had..
That seems illogical to me. If he believes his problems are caused by his foreskin, why does he want to chop of your son's? I don't think his problems are caused by having a foreskin, anyway, but if they are, it would make sense for your dh to get circ'd...not your son.

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So happy to post that our DS is 18 months old next week and happily intact with no problems. Occasionally he gets red on the tip, but I think that's from using sposies (we live in an apt and can't do cloth right now), and quickly goes away if I put a little rash magic on it!

I'm so glad I didn't listen to my dad:

Dad: So, I hear you don't want to circumcise him.
Me (about 8 months pregnant) : Nope.
Dad: You'll end up circumcising him.
Me: No, we are certain we don't want to circumcise.
Dad: Is it about money? We'll pay for it.
Me: No, not about money.
(Dad walks away almost defeated)

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my ds 4.5 no prob's
my 7 uncles and 9 male cousins - no problems

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Good idea!

My son is 6 1/2 with no serious problems (no problems necessitating a doctor's visit). The only issue we had was about half a year ago- he woke up one day with a slightly sore penis and it was swollen in the middle. Later that night he passed some pus while urinating, and the problem was gone! I don't think it was even related to his foreskin at all. I now have a 2 1/2 month old son, also completely intact, and also completely without problems!
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Perhaps your DH should treat himself for a yeast infection. It's possible he's been harboring a low level infection for years. (There is also an over the counter stick test for yeast he could try.)
I just wanted to point out (to whomever was reading this and maybe weighing whether or not to circ) that circ'ed men can get yeast infections without symptoms and then pass the infection to their partner.
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Oh yes they do. And they pee over their own heads. : At least my kid did--he was a baby and could somehow arc his pee over his body and his head to the wall behind his head during diaper changes. I still don't know how he did it. :

The only problem we ever had was a doctor who tried retracting him as a baby (before I could stop him) and he ended up getting an infection due to the injury. But I would think that's not an "intact issue" but more of a doctor causing injury issue.
My son sometimes hits himself in the face. It's pretty rare though.
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No problems with 3.5 yr old DS.
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Three intact boys. Never one little problem.

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My son will be 6 tomorrow and has never had a UTI or penis/foreskin infection. He did have inflammation related to separation about 3 months ago. Because I am active on this board and I am more knowledgable than most of his doctors, I knew that this was NOT a problem. After a day and a half and a couple of baths, he was fine.

If I had been ignorant about normal development, I would have gone to the doctor and I have no doubt he would have been mistreated. Alarmist reactions and mistreatment are what causes a great deal of the "problems" that "always" happen with intact penises.
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ds, no problem, dh and former boyfriends no problems, lots of boys in my extended family, no problems, in fact I haven't really known what circ. was until I came to America. Sometimes I feel like an impostor reading and posting in this forum because I have absolutely no knowledge about circ.

....but I hope it helps to know that there are places where people survive without the benefits of circ

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22mo intact ds hasn't had any problems..errr...other than *really* loving to see how stretchy his foreskin is
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DS is now five, no problems.
He had one day last year when it was sore when he peed, but he was fine within 24 hours. As an OP just said, if I hadn't known better, I might have paniced and taken him to the doctor over it, but a little warm water and...

On the other hand, how many boyfriends have I known who had problems from having been circed as babies?! I couldn't even say.

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Well, I'm pretty sure DH has never had any problems in 27 years- at least that he's told me about
DS is 3 and nope, no forskin drama

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My DS turned 3 on 6/24 and wasn't circed due to the research I did and reading here when I was preggo. I also convinced my DP that it wasn't necesary by showing him this board. We have had no problems

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DS is 3 and has never had any problems being intact!!

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