Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Pixie | 2010/03/24


Sny of nie?

Goeiedag Dokter,

Baie dankie vir al die raad altyd!!

My seuntjie is 5 en sy penis se velletjie het nog nie teruggetrek nie. Hy het begin infeksie kry en toe het sy peadiater gese ek moet elke aand in die bad die velletjie beitjie terugtrek anders sal hy moet gesny word. Dit is nou 2 maande later en hy is steeds nie reg nie (teruggetrek nie), my seuntjie het ook nou al ''n heilige vrees as ek hom net daar was, hy skram weg en wil nie he ek moet daar raak nie (ek het dit baie baie saggies gedoen, want ek is bang om hom seer te maak).

My vraag is dit - moet ek hom laat besny? En het die feit dat hy nog nie teruggetrek is dalk ''n invloed hoekom hy steeds in die nag nie self wakker word om te gaan pieps nie?

Baie dankie :-)

Expert's Reply



Dit lyk wel dat dit nodig is dat jou seuntjie besny moet word.Daar is nou beslis goeie mediese redes vir hierdie operasie Die beste sal wees om 'n pediatriese uroloog te raadpleeg.Ek glo nie dat hierdie probleem 'n invloed het op die feit dat hy snags nie wakker word om te gaan pieps nie

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Posted by: FRANK | 2010/03/25


The Pead needs to explain by what he terms as ''goeie mediese redes'' as I fail to see any from your posting.

The separation of the male foreskin from the glans is a gradual process. Dr Jakob Ø ster, a Danish pediatrician, who published his work in 1968 observed the following separation trend:
Age 6-7 = 23 percent
Age 8-9 = 34 percent
Age 10-11 = 44 percent
Age 12-13 = 60 percent
Age 14-15 = 85 percent
Age 16-17 = 95 percent
There is therefore no ''medical reason'' that your son''s development is abnormal, and therefore no reason to circumcise.

The small infections he has had can be treated with antibiotics. Since when are normal healthy body parts amputated for infection control.

Your son''s foreskin is an important part of his genital anatomy and plays a role in the proper sensory and mechanical functioning of the penis and should not be removed unless it is creating a clear and immediate danger to your son''s health. Amputation is not required, nor in the best interest of your son.

I strongly suggest you find a doctor knowledgeable on this matter

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Posted by: Frank | 2010/03/24


The advise you have received from your doctor is incorrect to say the least. Do NOT retract your son''s foreskin as you are causing damage to the inner foreskin. You are also inflicting unnecessary pain and anguish.

The glans and foreskin can take up to 18 years to separate naturally. This should occur naturally and on it''s own. By forcing this separation you could be causing damage that will require surgery / amputation to correct.

The small infections that may be occurring can be treated with a topical anti biotic. There is no need to circumcise your son as there is no problem with his foreskin. By retracting the foreskin and washing you could be causing the infection as the soap can be causing the irritation that is causing the infections.

The fact that he is not waking at night to urinate has nothing to do with his foreskin.

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