Im not looking for a debate on circ'ing so please no 'why did you do its' etc.....
My son was born with a mild hypospadias (the urethra was not where its supposed to be - but to the naked eye his isnt noticeable). He was circed at one month of age, the urologist said it was a good idea to have him done because of possible future probs..... (I wont explain cause its not a debate!) LOL.....
Anyhoo, he will be 2 on the 15th of this month. Its like the skin has seized around his penis - looks really strange, looks like there is still foreskin but its seized there and wont retract...KWIM?? Does anyone know what Im talking about??? Its hard to explain.... It gets red at times and irritated looking. Is this like phimosis?? And why if he doesnt have a foreskin?
I have another son and he was circ'ed and his penis is totally different. There is definately something 'not right' about my youngest sons'.
We just moved back to this town about 6 weeks ago and I am hoping my doc will take us back. I am wondering if he will have to be done again...Poor baby. I may just call the urologist and say we have moved back and he saw my son before blah blah blah......
Anyone go thru anything like this??? Or can you offer any idea of what this is???
Thanks so much in advance guys! I figured who better to ask than the great educated guys on this great site? You guys are always so informative! Keep up the good work!
I find it hard to visualise what you are trying to describe. Perhaps he has adhesions where the cut edge of the foreskin has fused to the glans. The foreskin is fused to the glans in infants and is forcibly separated from it with forceps before the foreskin is cut off during circumcision. After the circumcision the glans is raw and the cut edge of the foreskin can sometimes join on to it during the healing process. This is my best guess of what may have happened. It is one of the commonest complications of circumcision. I'd show it to the doctor and ask what's wrong though. Only he can really tell you for sure.
It wouldn't have been fine except just after the surgery if it is what I was describing. It is due to no advice about what to do when it's healing. Doctors in the past liked to act as if getting your son circumcised was much easier to care for but in fact the healing period requires careful care to stop this happening. Skin bridges is probably a better name for what I was talking about. If you search the net you may find more information and gruesome pictures using that term.
Perhaps it happened at the healing stage but as he grew it became more noticeable. Surgery is sometimes used to try and fix it but can cause worse damage to the glans. It's sure to leave some scarring to the glans at the very least. It is not an easy thing to fix.
I'm sorry I can't advise you what is the best thing to do. It may be better to let it grow before attempting to fix it but then again it may not.