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22 Aug 2011

17 months doesnt want to be touched on genitals
Hi Doc

my son doesnt want to be touched on his Genital parts, this started last week, we sent him to the Doc and he says he is healthy and we sent him to the Child Phsyc and she says there is no molestation, is there is anything wrong with him please help
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Behaviour modification
Behaviour modification

01 Jan 0001

Hello Miss T
As you have ruled out all other possibilities. Don't force the issue or bring too much attention to this. Some children (and adults) are simply highly sensitive or ticklish. Avoid the area other than when bathing or changing him and the issue will probably pass in time. Just don't make a big deal of this. If it gets worse or seems painful then get go back to your pediatrician.
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