Foreskin

Gw - posted on 08/16/2016 ( 19 moms have responded )

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My second son who is 12 is having very tight foreskin. Is it normal? Does it affect the hygeine and cleanliness? I asked him to trying to pull back, but he couldn't. My elder son doesn't have this problem.

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Gw - posted on 10/06/2016

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Gergana, Thanks for your advice, I told him, but it seems it is not helping him much.

Gergana - posted on 09/24/2016

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You should take a cotton bud and luricate the penis and the cotton bud and gently try to unstuck the edges of the forskin . Better if you are not so pudic about it and the penis is erected

Rak - posted on 09/07/2016

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gw, i am also a mom of a boy. I agree with what your cousin said, nothing to worry till then.
Nellynunes148, 16 year is too old for you to play with his penis. dont bring him to incestuous

Gw - posted on 09/06/2016

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hi friends,
Thanks for your advises. My cousin brother is a pediatrician and I consulted him over phone some time back (he is living in another state). He advised me to wait 15-16, when it could will be corrected by its own, especially when the puberty and erection happens.
I agree with Sarah, it will too much getting into his privacy if I try to do it. But, Nelly clarified the manner how to do it, now I can ask him to do it his own.
I dont want to get into his privacy, but it is not unusual to see him shower or naked, so I think I can tell him to do it.
If it is not correcting may seek doctors help.
Thanks everyone

Sarah - posted on 09/05/2016

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Well your urologist and pediatrician do not follow the standard of their organizations. While you and I agree on many topics, this will be one where we disagree. I have two sons 14 and 20 today! I cannot imagine massaging their penis or foreskin. Even if they had a tight foreskin, at 12+ years, a boy can and should manage his own genital health. So, we can just have different views on that and agree that everyone should consult their own doctor if a tight foreskin is an issue.

Nellynunes148 - posted on 09/05/2016

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Sarah E my peditrician and urologist have all recommended and showed both my husband and I how to do the stretching exercises. Thanks for your concern and help

Sarah - posted on 09/05/2016

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Nellynunes148- While I respect your choice for your kids. The AMA and the AAP do not advise any sort of stretching of the foreskin.
Gw- If your son actually has an issue, it is best addressed by a urologist. I cannot imagine a 12 yo boy content with his mother rubbing and stretching his penis and foreskin.

Nellynunes148 - posted on 09/05/2016

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I have them sit in the bath tub with warm water and I lather their penis withbsoap and I stretch the foreskin width wise and then lengthwise and I pull back their foreskin to expose the head of the penis as much as I can.

Nellynunes148 - posted on 09/02/2016

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I have three sons ages 16, 12 and 10 year old. They all have tight foreskins my 10 and 12 year olds I still bathe and I do stretching exercises to their foreskins. They are almost fully retractable. My 16 year old when he is done showering I also do stretching exercises to his foreskin while he is sitting in a tub of warm water.

June - posted on 09/01/2016

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I honestly think that this is a question for a doctor more. Doesn't really matter how hard we can try but I still think that a doctor would help more.

Sarah - posted on 09/01/2016

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I agree, this is not unusual in pre-pubescent boys but if you are worried, see his doctor.

Kay - posted on 09/01/2016

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From what I have read, foreskin can be non retractable until puberty for boys. But if he is having issues it would still be best to go see a doctor on the issue. My son never had any tightness of his foreskin and if he would have, I would have scheduled a doctors appointment to make sure there are no issues

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