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... I did not have my son circumsised and the instructions with were to pull it back to clean it but not to force it. The foreskin is actually fused to the head of the penis and it stays fused for longer in some children. ... (13 replies)
... I have read that we should not pull the foreskin back since it could tear or hurt them. Both my sons are uncircumcised and I just pull the tip back a tiny amount to clean the very tip. But ask your pediatrician. I have also read that the foreskin will loosen up on its own and can take a long time to do so. ... (6 replies)
... do not pull it back! It will NOT be loose from the penis for a long time yet. I've read somewhere that it's around the age of 10 when it can be pulled back. ... (6 replies)

... That is true. The reason they say not to retract the foreskin is that it's usually still attached to the head. ... (19 replies)
... Because when a baby boy is circumsized his foreskin is cut and then the head of the penis pulls back inside some what. Since the cut is basically in an area that is surrounded by skin it will naturally try to heal itself together. ... (3 replies)
Sore bits
Aug 4, 2006
... Weepy, my son is also uncircumsized.. Has your health visitor or Dr tried to pull back the foreskin a little? ... (8 replies)
... visit it was stuck also. So the Dr. pulled it back. No one told me you were supposed to pull it back, DH knew and he was doing it, but he didnt' tell the rest of us. Anyway, she pulled it back and he screamed and screamed and hurt for a few days. ... (13 replies)
... d ointment or neosporin, or even vasolin, but the other 2 will help healing better, and pull the skin back at each diaper change, clean it and put the ointment on it, once it heals a bit, then you can do it once a day. ... (18 replies)
... and uncircumcised. He will be getting his circ at 1 year. I am NOT here to wage war on that topic, but had to make it clear that he isn't so far. ANYWAY.... ... (19 replies)

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