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Phimosis (tight foreskin) - toddler nnnnn Virginia 2341 posts
20th Apr '10

Anyone have any experience w/ this?
My son is uncircumcised & recently developed an infection - we took him to his doctor, who referred us to a Urologist. He checked out my son, diagnosed phimosis, and gave us a prescription for antibiotics to clear up the infection.
We go back on Monday for him to check if it's cleared up, but he also mentioned that we're probably going to have to circumcise -- which we don't want to do.
I've googled it, and it sounds like that may be an "old-school" answer.
Have any other moms out there dealt w/ this? If so, how did you handle it?
If you did circumcise, how traumatic was it for your son?

Fierce Mama 33 kids; Houston, Texas 74693 posts
20th Apr '10

My son slept through his, it healed in a week and he was fine.

Sorry he is going through this :(

Aℓℓison♥ 3 kids; Zimbabwe 18256 posts
20th Apr '10
Quoting ♥ USN Wife ♥:
Zombie.Barbie<3 Due May 26 (boy); 1 child; Illinois 1798 posts
20th Apr '10

Wow, im so sorry!



We also circumcised, and he was just fine.
His also healed within a few days to a week.

Halpert 3 kids; Ohio 34411 posts
20th Apr '10

My oldest was asleep before they started as stayed asleep,, and was fine after
My 2nd was awake the whole time and just sucked away on his binky.
They were both numbed and I was lucky enough to be in the room with them.. But I didn't look because I would've passed out lol.



I'm sorry your lil one is having problems:(

Sharonblueyes{EBFB} 3 kids; Sequim, Washington 23124 posts
20th Apr '10
Quoting ♥ USN Wife ♥:
spacey mcpants TTC since Nov 2011; 252 kids; Beaufort, South Carolina 39646 posts
20th Apr '10

PHIMOSIS CAN'T BE DIAGNOSED UNTIL AFTER PUBERTY!



Your son's foreskin is SUPPOSED to be fused to the glans.

nnnnn Virginia 2341 posts
20th Apr '10

Did you guys circ b/c of phimosis, or was it just routine circumcision?

spacey mcpants TTC since Nov 2011; 252 kids; Beaufort, South Carolina 39646 posts
20th Apr '10
Quoting Sharonblueyes{EBFB}:
Sharonblueyes{EBFB} 3 kids; Sequim, Washington 23124 posts
20th Apr '10

And another really good article on the misinformation in the USA regarding the intact foreskin.
http://www.drmomma.org/2009/08/protect-your-uncircumcised-son-expert.html

nnnnn Virginia 2341 posts
20th Apr '10
Quoting Z is a Death Eater:
spacey mcpants TTC since Nov 2011; 252 kids; Beaufort, South Carolina 39646 posts
20th Apr '10

"True Phimosis:



True phimosis is when a post-pubescent man is unable to retract his foreskin or becomes unable to retract his foreskin and he feels discomfort during sexual activity."

Zombie.Barbie<3 Due May 26 (boy); 1 child; Illinois 1798 posts
20th Apr '10
Quoting ♥ USN Wife ♥:
spacey mcpants TTC since Nov 2011; 252 kids; Beaufort, South Carolina 39646 posts
20th Apr '10
Quoting ♥ USN Wife ♥:
spacey mcpants TTC since Nov 2011; 252 kids; Beaufort, South Carolina 39646 posts
20th Apr '10
Quoting Sharonblueyes{EBFB}: