Questions of the parents: "When the head opens in the boys?"
In this article I would like to consider an importantThe theme that worries all young parents. "When the head opens in the boys?" - this is probably the most common question, which pediatricians around the world do not have an unambiguous answer. Let's try to decide when it's all the same for parents to panic or still allow nature to do its job, like all previous generations.
100% of newborns are extremely denseattached to the head of the penis. There is a popular opinion that almost immediately after birth should be slightly open the head of the penis. But, as common sense suggests, this should not be done. All doctors have one common opinion that opening the foreskin is not earlier than 6-8 months. You need to be extremely careful not to damage all the delicate and delicate tissues of this area.
It is clear that the Indians and Jews do not have suchproblems - as is known, these people have a rite of circumcision of the foreskin. But how to be a large part of the European population, how to know when the head opens in boys? Is it worth waiting for 6-7, and in some cases - 10-12 years, as most surgeons and pediatricians say?
The theory of expectation is built on the activation of sexualhormones at a certain age, when there is a periodic nocturnal erection. At this time, the tissues of the prepuce become elastic, the penis begins to grow and the head opens completely at the time of puberty.
But there is no exact certainty that inaction is notwill lead to surgical intervention. When the head opens in boys without much effort - it's good, but is it worth waiting for the narrowing of the prepuce, phimosis? This condition is congenital or acquired. In the case of acquired phimosis there is a chronic inflammation of the glans penis and foreskin (front skin) or a soldering between the foreskin and the head of the penis. There is also a congenital phimosis, which is caused by a thickening of the penis.
In this regard, the foreskin can not openitself, which will require prompt intervention. There are also other cases when parents, worried about the child's health, take him to the surgeon, pediatrician, urologist, and the doctors, in turn, prescribe manipulation in the form of incisions of the foreskin (at best) or surgery (at worst). Such a simple manipulation is painful, and it will be done with a toddler who does not yet have a year - it is clear that the child will survive the terrible pain and at least break the voice.
There is another question: "Is it necessary?"After all, there is no unambiguous answer, and the opinions of most pediatricians can be criticized, since many doctors do not perform a full-fledged examination of a small patient. They are easier and more profitable to operate than to collect many analyzes and individually study each case.
The question of when the head opensboys, remains open. Responsibility for the health of children, in any case, lies with the parents, and then with the doctors' conscience. Therefore, you can give a few tips:
- first of all - to determine what benefit or harm you will inflict on your child by your actions;
- To consult not with one doctor, but with several specialists with a proven reputation;
- do not rush to conclusions;
- the most important thing is to feel when the child needs help from outside.