Ok, first of all, you do not need to convince me NOT to circ my son. I have 3 sons, none of them circ'd. The issue is DS1. He is almost 6 yrs old and my DH has been concerned for the past couple of yrs that something is wrong with my son's foreskin. My other two boys do not have this issue, but DS1 has forskin tip that is very, very narrow in diameter. He still, "balloons" when he pees and shows no signs of retraction anytime soon. My DH's main concern is that my son's foreskin is so narrow at the tip, that it basically cannot retract over his penis. I have to admit, he has a good point. However, I still prefer to wait longer to see what happens before getting him circ'd. So, my DH mentioned it to our ped during DS3's well baby appt and the ped referred us to a urologist. I ended up cancelling the appt, b/c I want to do more research. ARE there situations where children do end up needing circ for situations like my sons? He has never had any hygiene/infection issues. Do boy sometimes have situations where they cannot retract their foreskin due to it being too narrow? I don't want to put my son through this, but my DH keeps saying that if this is an issue, we should have him circ'd sooner than later. I want to hear opinions from you about this situation and if is is one that warrants medical intervention.
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10/15/09 at 4:24pm