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#1 of 5 Old 01-10-2004, 11:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is my 2 1/2 yr old son in any more danger from having his foreskin previously retracted by the family doctor?
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#2 of 5 Old 01-10-2004, 11:29 PM
 
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It's possible. Every doctor is different. I'd just remind them before they touch him if they ever ask for his clothing to be removed.
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I would make sure there was no retraction by talking to the doctor beforehand and also standing over him with my hand ready to physically protect him if need be.

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If the retraction was only one time, there was probably no permanent damage done. The human body has a wonderful ability to repair itself and most likely this is what has happened. Repeated retraction as some doctors recommend is repeated trauma and prevents the natural healing process just as pulling a cut open again several times a day would do. That cut would have a very high probability of becoming infected and would leave a massive scar when it eventually healed. Repeated forced retraction of the foreskin will do the exact same.





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:LOL I'm glad you got that right, Frank. I totally misread that one.
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