|View Poll Results: What age(s) did you, your significant other, your children, naturally retract?|
|By age 1||2||13.33%|
|By age 2||1||6.67%|
|By age 3||5||33.33%|
|By age 4||6||40.00%|
|By age 6||5||33.33%|
|By age 8||2||13.33%|
|By age 10||2||13.33%|
|By age 12||1||6.67%|
|By age 14||0||0%|
|By age 16||0||0%|
|By age 18||0||0%|
|Not yet (give ages in post, please!)||21||100.00%|
|Retracted non-surgically post puberty (age please!)||0||0%|
|Circumcised for 'phimosis' & other bogus reasons (ditto!)||3||20.00%|
|Circumcised for valid medical reasons such as cancer, gangrene, & (some) hypospadias repair (age again)||0||0%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll|
The old poll is 5 years old, & besides new members, lots of us have had more kids, kids that are older, etc. Time for new data. (May be anecdotal, but still useful for those who are still getting outdated info from their families & health care providers.) Thank you for participating.
It was painful for him and didn't return to its natural position right away. I called his dr, who said sometimes foreskins can be tight when they first retract. He believes foreskin retraction is more of a process as the skin gradually loosens, than a specific event that happens at a certain time. He recommended a warm relaxing bath until ds's foreskin returned to its original position.
It worked, but ds has been afraid to retract it again, even to clean it or just work the skin a little looser. He has never reported pain since or shown signs of infection. A tight foreskin at his age is not unusual or inherently abnormal. Ds has an uncle who didn't retract comfortably until he reached puberty.
My husband doesn't remember when he retracted first.
DS1 almost fully retracts at age 5. The last little bit is uncomfortable for him. (I ask him to retract in the bath to clean himself, but never to hurt himself).
DS2 is 18 months and does not retract at all to the best of my knowledge. Haven't tried.
My son is almost 3 and his foreskin hasn't retracted yet.
My husband was circumcised after birth because "the foreskin is gross" and because my mil's father was intact and told her that he wished that he were circ'd.
My son was mostly retractable by 2.5 yrs and fully retractable by 3. No one ever retracted (or tried) other than him. It happened naturally on his own and was never painful for him. He never had separation issues. I always feel like it's an odd thing that he retracted so early every time I read these type of post here. Most of the medical literature I've read says most boys retract by pre-school and then when I read posts by mom's here it seems pre-teen/teen is more the norm.
I just want other mama's who read this to know that some boys do retract on their own and "early". Every boy is different.
Mom & RN
Pardon the typos - CWOK (cat walking on keyboard)
I voted age 4. That was for ds2. DS1 wasn`t retracting when he stopped hanging around the house naked, at about age 8. I assume he is now (he`ll be 18 next month), but he`s never mentioned it, and i have no reason to ask.
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
DS1 is 3 1/2 and I don't *think* he's retractable yet? DS2 is 10 months old and he partially retracted himself one day... the foreskin seems looser than Ds1's every did. So, I have no clue, really, but I answered not yet in the poll.
Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.