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It looks like in many cases surgery is not necessary, and that it may correct itself with age and time. Maybe you could get some other opinions before you go through with surgery.
Why does the surgeon feel it is necessary? does he have any problems peeing etc? or is he concerned cosmetic-wise?
About potty training-- lots of little boys just sit down to pee. They have those little guards on the potty chairs.
I wouldn't want to rush into another surgery either.
I would hope that he may grow out of it as well, although "Buried penis" seems to be a complication of the surgery of circumcision.
You might want to check out the circ forum for information on the subject.
Best of luck,
buried penisHi, My husband and I have always wondered (worried) about my 3 year old son's penis. We have taken him to 3 pediatricians and they all said it is fine and we always felt like we were being blown off about it. We stopped worrying about it until now and it frustrates me that none of the doctors gave us an explanation. I got online and have been trying to find out some explanation for myself. I happened to stumble on your thread and I think this might be what my son has. His penis is hidden and cant be seen at all unless he has an erection then it pokes out some. We are potty training and he has to sit down to go. I was so relieved to find out that their is some possible explanation and that my son is not the only one out there with this condition and have found all the responses to your thread quite helpful. I talked to my husband last night about finding this info and we are both lost on what we should do about this. We have many questions and don't know if we should take him to another pediatrician or make an appointment with an Urologist or just to see what happens. If anyone has any additional info please respond. Thank you.
If it were my guy, I wouldn't touch it at all. The risk of severing nerves and doing irreversable damage is just too great IMO. At puberty, the penis grows due to increased hormones anyway. Unless there is a hormonal component, his penis is just how it was meant to be.
Maybe you could ask this question of a larger parenting board. There could be mamas and papas who have had the experience of allowing their son to grow out of it. Also, I wonder if the experts on the Circ board here have any learning on this.
My son was 8 years old before I got a doctor to agree to send him to a urologist who diagnosed him with a buried penis. I wish they had listened sooner, but I am every so grateful for the work the doctor did on him and the hope we now have. I know as an adult, he is going to be glad we did all this. Don't give up, and keep pushing forward no matter how scary it is or how often you get pushed aside. MAKE SOMEONE LISTEN!! Donna