My son (4.5) has a similar problem and were referred to a urologist. The way his foreskin is, is that the hole is at the top rather than the tip, so when he urinates sitting down, he ends up peeing under the toilet lid and it goes all over the floor. This has been quite embarassing for him and he feels bad, although we don't make a big deal out of it. The urologist told us that the problem is that his foreskin is too long, so he recommends circ'ing him. When he gets an erection, there's still so much foreskin there that it could cause problems down the road. He told us about steroid cream as well, but that takes a lot of upkeep, as he has to put it on and make sure to gently retract the foreskin several times a day, and if he stops doing it, it could grow back or something. I'm leery about the whole thing, as I know that the skin is not retractable until much later, however I would almost rather he gets snipped now, rather than it cause problems later on down the road and have to get it done. Atleast now he won't quite understand, but I don't want him thinking there's something wrong with him and feel ashamed. I'm at a loss and will probably ask for a second opinion as I don't want to circ' unless I know there really is no other option. Keep us posted!
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10/19/09 at 3:48am