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Does it matter that I can't pull my baby's foreskin back all the way when bathing him?

Does it matter that I can't pull my baby's foreskin back all the way when bathing him?

No: The care of uncircumcised penis in a baby is easy. You leave it alone. Bathe your baby frequently and cleanse the penis on the outside. No other manipulation is needed as the foreskin will retract on its own over time. The entire process takes many years. If you forcefully try to retract the foreskin you may cause pain, tears and adhesions latter on. ...Read more

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Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


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When i pull my foreskin back in the bath when its softed it ok till i get hard and my head got purple and feels like it burning any anwsers?

When  i pull my foreskin  back in the bath when its softed  it ok till i get hard  and my head  got purple  and feels  like it burning  any anwsers?

Maybe phimosis?: You may have a condition called phimosis--the foreskin is too tight forming a ring around the head (glans penis) during an erection. Because it isa too tight, blood does not circulate normally and thus can cause symptoms you mentioned. This is treatable. I recommend seeing doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I not long ago had a bath and I pulled my foreskin back and there was red blotches under it and on the end of my penis as well and its really itchy?

Hi I not long ago had a bath and I pulled my foreskin back and there was red blotches under it and on the end of my penis as well and its really itchy?

Several Possbilities: Could be contact dermatitis from urine. Could be a bacterial infection. Could be a sexually transmitted disease such has herpes. Could be a fungal infection. You probably need to have someone look at it. ...Read more

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I cannot fully retract the foreskin (unless i'm in the bath) is this not good?

I cannot fully retract the foreskin (unless i'm in the bath) is this not good?

Phimosis: This is not uncommon and may be facilitated by application of a topical steroid cream such as betamethasone. How to apply this appointment and to reassure that there is not another abnormality to the foreskin should be addressed by an evaluation by a primary care physician or urologist. ...Read more

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I cannot fully retract the foreskin (unless i'm in the bath), is this not good r bad?

Not ideal: U should be able to retacr foreskin without difficulty at all times. UR almost there if foreskin retracts in the bath. Quincy & Boston have many excellent physicians & urologists. One of them will be happy to prescribe an effective steroid cream. When applied to tight area of penis twice daily for few weeks will likely loosen it up & permit easy retraction at any time. Better both for hygiene & se ...Read more

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Is it not hygiene if the foreskin is not removed? I never felt any itching or any other problems.I take bath twice daily.Is it necessary to remove it?

No need for circ.: Your penis is perfectly normal ; your hygeine is excellent thus there is no need to have your normal foreskin removed. Circumcisions are advised for men who have difficuly in retracting foreskin ;/or don't believe in or do not have access to soap ; water. ...Read more

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How to ensure I m clean under foreskin after ejaculation? Please help as I m ocd. Took bath 3 times as my foreskin doesn't fully retract. Am I clean?

How to ensure I m clean under foreskin after ejaculation? Please help as I m ocd. Took bath 3 times as my foreskin doesn't fully retract. Am I clean?

Can see the doctor: The primary care doctor can help form a plan to stretch the foreskin so that it freely comes back and forth. One can make an appointment with his doctor, and be sure to say what the appointment is for, so that the doctor will be able to do more in the short time of an office visit. As to whether or not a guy is "clean", one has to decide "how clean is clean?" There's no such thing as 100% clean. ...Read more

Foreskin (Definition)

Or prepuce is skin which covers the penile glans. It is ...Read more