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    J37 - I agree with you here. The GP was likely not wrong in recommending circumcision, and in no way is circumcision "routine" at 4.5 years old. It is a medical treatment for a medical condition that the OP took her son to the dr about. OP if you don't want that treatment for your son, that is something you need to discuss with the dr.
    I fully support people coming on here for support and personal experiences about medical treatments, but suggesting the dr was wrong in their assessment here is going a bit far.

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    Ps. Where the bugger is @VicPark when you need her? She always has strong views on this subject, as does harvs, ScubaGal, GucciDahling and HollyG!

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    To be fair I think people were saying it was wrong of the doctor to try and force the foreskin back...I wouldn't trust a GP's opinion if that happened to one of my son's...because I was always taught by health professionals to treat it like a finger ie. Leave the foreskin alone.

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    Absolutely, leave a healthy foreskin alone. But this was part of a clinical examination, of a red/swollen glans penis, yes?
    FWIW, I have never retracted my son's foreskin. But it has never been red/swollen. Completely different indication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Absolutely, leave a healthy foreskin alone. But this was part of a clinical examination, of a red/swollen glans penis, yes?
    FWIW, I have never retracted my son's foreskin. But it has never been red/swollen. Completely different indication.

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    This is what I would have thought. Yes, don't go retracting a foreskin willy nilly at home but how else is a dr meant to examine if the penis is ok without pulling it at least a little back?

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    If you dont trust the dr you saw, I agree that you shouls see a different medical professional about the issue. I think we have gone so far the other way with RIC that we begin to refuse neccesary medical interventions. IMO, RIC is conducted on a n infant 'just because'. This is an older child, who may possibly have another issue based on the advice of the dr you saw - but if you dont trust that dr,see someone else who you do trust. FWIW my DH had a circumcision as an adult due to an ongoing issue - it had caused a lot of pain and would have been good to be dealt with in childhood. Totally unrelated, but when my DD was a few weeks old,she had a scabby bit on her head. I had a few other mothers say very confidently to me 'oh that's cradle cap. Put olive oil/coconut oil on it & it will be fine.' I saw my dr a week later for another issue, & as soon as she saw my dd's head,she asked what I had been doing. When I told her I had been applying coconut oil,she said (in her blunt way) - 'oh no,dont do that. Its not cradle cap,its (insert long medical term I have forgotten). You are feeding it with the oil' & wrote out a script for a cream that cleared it right up. The point of my very long story is to trust your doctor, who has actually seen your child and has a medical degree. I love my GP and trust her 100%. I hope you have or can find a great doctor you can have a good relationship with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    This is what I would have thought. Yes, don't go retracting a foreskin willy nilly at home
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    You're terrible harvs 😜

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Ps. Where the bugger is @VicPark when you need her? She always has strong views on this subject, as does harvs, ScubaGal, GucciDahling and HollyG!

    Look my darling BubHubbers, all I want is for children to receive proper medical care. I have no other agenda. I hope SAgirl's son is referred to a Paediatric Surgeon.

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    I dont think ANY mother would see a child in pain or with on going problems and refuse to treat it ... ... well no decent mother would anyway, maybe ones that end up charged with neglect but they dont often ask questions on forums

    and the word of one dr isnt always law, I saw that with my own son when I had TWO pediatricians headbutting over his care when he was little

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