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a friend has a foster child who is a year old. Because he was taken at birth his mother couldn't have him circ'ed. Now his new foster parents retract for cleaning as per the instructions they were given but as I questioned them about it it became very apparent he had been retracted long before going into their care...

 

So my question is once hes been retracted like that do you have to keep doing it for cleaning? or can it be let alone from here on out and will be self cleaning like an un circed penis? any pamphlets for this or something I can point her to?


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My advice is to just leave it alone. Continued retraction before it's actually ready to be retracted can cause serious damage. 

 

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It's best to just leave it alone.  Retracting before it's ready will cause scar tissue to form around the opening and that will lead to phimosis which may lead to a later circumcision.  There is no need to ever retract a child, not by the doctor or by the parent.

 

 

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I always substitute the word "girl" in for "boy."  If it's not something we'd to do to a girl, then it's not something I'd do to a boy.  Maybe presenting it that way would help the person see there's no reason to do this?

 

Your friend & her foster child are lucky to have someone looking into this for them.

 

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Some links with intact care instructions. There should be some pamphlets as well that you can print out to give to her if you wish.

AAP Care: http://www.cirp.org/library/normal/aap/

Care pdf nice http://northplattepeds.com/pdfs/azH0023r.pdf  

Natural progression of retractability: http://doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/info/retraction.html

NOCIRC leaflet: "Answers to Your Questions About Your Young Son's Intact Penis"
http://nocirc.org/publish/4pam.pdf

NOCIRC leaflet: “Answers To Your Questions About Premature (Forcible) Retraction of Your Young Son's Intact Penis"
http://www.nocirc.org/publish/6pam.pdf

Childbirth Educator Today: “Care of the Intact Penis”
http://www.cirp.org/pages/parents/peron1/

"Correct and Incorrect Hygiene of the Baby's and Child's Intact(Non-circumcised)Penis"
http://www.infocirc.org/top.htm

"Caring for the uncircumcised penis: What parents (and you) need to know"
http://www.cirp.org/library/hygiene/camille1/
Thorough pediatric journal article, with editorial notes by CIRP, includes discussion of non-surgical care of foreskin problems.

"Penile Hygiene for Intact (Non-circumcised) Males"
http://www.cirp.org/library/hygiene/


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So my question is once hes been retracted like that do you have to keep doing it for cleaning? or can it be let alone from here on out and will be self cleaning like an un circed penis?

 

The first time it is retracted, there is damage.  Each time after that, there will be more damage or cumulative damage.  So, to avoid the damage building, she should stop now. 

 

There is the possibility or probability that there is already enough damage to cause pathologic phimosis.  However, this may be able to be addressed at a later date without surgery.  Only time will tell but it is best to stop this action as quickly as possible to eliminate any further damage.

 

 

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