|View Poll Results: How many issue-free intact boys and men are out there, & how many have had iatrogenic or natural iss|
|No issues whatsoever with intact children or self (ages in post please)||88||100.00%|
|Minor issues easily resolved (please explain in post)- such as a family member or caregiver prematurely retracting with no lasting harm (please explain in post)||4||66.67%|
|More serious problems (please explain in post)- such as premature retraction causing more lasting issues||0||0%|
|Problems that a medical professional was consulted to resolve (please explain in post)||0||0%|
|Problems that were 'resolved' by circumcision when unnecessary but through ignorance were handled with the most drastic surgical intervention||1||16.67%|
|Problems that were resolved by circumcision that was necessary (cancer, gangrene, possible hypospadias repair)||0||0%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll|
There seems to be a lot of emphasis on foreskin problems here, & while I am so happy that this is a sane & accurate resource for those with rare medical problems, I just wanted to get a more accurate poll out there regarding the infrequency of problems. So please vote!
Voted no issues for my 20 month old. He is prone to diaper rash/yeast pretty bad and we have to stay on top of that, but that is neither caused by foreskin nor does it have any negative effect on it! I happen to think his foreskin protects the rash/yeast from getting on his penis.. YOUCH! That would be quite unpleasant. Especially since he sometimes has bleeding sores if we don't realize he's poopy and he sits in it too long :( Can you imagine that on exposed glans? So happy he's intact!
I agree, Eclipse, & almost added 'intact daughters' to the thread for political reasons (since MGM & FGM are analogous), but for purposes of accuracy (since most MDC members don't have circumcised daughters) just kept it to boys & men.
DF, 23, has never had any problems that we know of. our son who will be born in a few weeks has also had no problems
part-time and through infancy. planning a
No issues with my almost 4 year old intact son, or my 6 month old intact son. (or my 31 year old intact boyfriend. or my 49 year old intact uncle. or my 62 year old intact uncle. or my 53 year old intact father. or my 2 year old intact nephew.) :)
No issues whatsoever for either of my boys. DS1 is almost 18. DS2 is only 5.5, but has been fully retractable for over a year.
FWIW, my intact brother is turning 48 soon. To the best of my knowledge (no guarantee he'd talk to me about it, of course), he's never had an issue, either.
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)
My intact son will be 2 next week and has never had a problem. His cousin is 6 and has never had any issues, either. I agree with Ash - most likely the cause of the vast majority of problems is someone other than the child messing with the foreskin!
Intact DS 14 mo.
Intact DH 28.
Neither of them has ever had a problem. My husband didnt even realize there COULD be problems until we had DS and other people brought it up.
My son is almost 5 months old. No problems at all so far. I know that's a very short life to comment on, but with the way everyone tells me that ZOMG HE'S GONNA HAVE SO MANY INFECTIONS he should've had a dozen issues by now :) However -- not a single one. lol
Callum is now 9 and Gavin is now 6 and neither of them have had any issues. Important to note they are confused and horrified that someone cut off part of their Dads penis and absolutely are not bothered in the slightest that the don not "match"
One son. 19 months old. Only problem was that his doctor retracted him at 2 month appointment. It was red and swollen with small "cracked" lines on it, oozing some type of liquid, and hurt when he peed for a few days (he screamed when wetting a diaper). The doctor said it wasn't forced retraction because it didn't bleed.