Since DS is the first baby/child I have seen with an intact penis, I feel a little clueless. It seems like all pictures of intact penises are either adults or a textbook version of an infant's penis. Anyways, the pediatrician pointed out that DS's foreskin is very short, at first he was confused b/c it looks like it was circ'd b/c the foreskin doesn't cover the tip at all. Are there any problems associated with this, or even better, is there any literature specific to this situation to show that it is perfectly normal? DS has no problems urinating and is not in any pain, so I don't see what the problem could be, but it's no surprise that ped. wants us to see a urologist when DS is around a year (he wanted it sooner, but we are holding off b/c even ped. said that they wouldn't do anything at this point anyways). DH is pretty much on the same page as me about not wanting to go to a specialist b/c I don't see where there is a problem, but of course they more it gets brought up we start to second guess ourselves b/c we have no real first hand knowledge about intact penises (DH is circ'd).
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5/26/09 at 3:45pm