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... The penis forms as one organ and at birth the foreskin is usually fused to the glans like a fingernail to its finger. ... (6 replies)
... to "exercise" his penis foreskin so it wouldn't happen. ... (6 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. ... (6 replies)

... One friend mentioned to me that she used to pull back the foreskin when her son was a baby, i never had this mentioned to me by the health visitor and so i did not do this. ... (6 replies)
... g, but after that no other care was necessary. I don't know why the doctor's and nurses don't tell you this, but as Geoff said below, there is a chance that the foreskin will fuse back. This happened to ds, and my nephew, and my girlfriend's ds. ... (6 replies)
... if the foreskin is partially fused am I able to pull it back or does a doctor need to do this (6 replies)
... No NEVER pull back the intact foreskin when they are babies. That can do very serious damage and is a major cause of unnecessary circumcisions due to that damage. ... (13 replies)
... 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)
... When the penis is formed in the womb it is all as one organ. At birth the foreskin is nearly always fused to the glans. There is no cavity under the foreskin at this stage and therefore nowhere for germs or smegma to collect. ... (3 replies)
... of cases the foreskin is fused to the glans as firmly as a fingernail to a finger. ... (13 replies)
... My son is 9 months and although I have been aware of this issue, I was wondering how common it is....The foreskin around my ds penis closes around the head. ... (18 replies)
... Don't have him cut. Males were born with a foreskin and it should remain. I was not circumsized and at about age five, I "discovered" my penis and uncovered the glans. ... (5 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)
... you for researching, but I have to disagree. I did as you said and researched "phimosis". the definition clealry says that it is a medical condition in which the foreskin of an UNcircumcized male cannot be fully retracted. ... (18 replies)
... Because when a baby boy is circumsized his foreskin is cut and then the head of the penis pulls back inside some what. ... (3 replies)
... Perhaps you are correct, as the circumcision was not performed at birth, maybe you should wait. Since you both agree that foreskin is a natural thing, then why consider having it cut off? ... (5 replies)
... You are never supposed to pull back foreskin. It could tear, causing scarring which can be painful when he's older. (19 replies)
... i wish I'd been able to get another opinion. He's fine of course, but I've always thought they did a 'crappy' job with the circumcision, he still had a lot of foreskin left. ... (2 replies)
... in numerous places, including the Dr Spock book, What to Expect the First Year, and other medical journals that when a boy is uncut, you should NOT mess with the foreskin when they are a baby. If it is too tight you do not have to clean it underneath....just clean it as you would a normal one and let it retract on it's own. ... (3 replies)
... Hi, my son who is now nearly 3 months old was circ'd at one week. His foreskin is cut as such that 3 quarters of the head is exposed but the rest is still hidden. ... (13 replies)

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