Hello everyone, I am so upset, and there is a lot of wisdom in this forum so I'm hoping some of you can help.
Last week, at a well-baby visit for my 7-month old, the pediatrician pushed gently back on my son's foreskin, commenting that it looked tight (which as we know is exactly how it should be). It happened so quickly that I had no time to protest. The glans wasn't exposed, and I don't believe the doctor pushed beyond the point of resistance, and my son didn't react. Afterward, his penis looked the same as always - no redness or irritation.
However - this week my poor little guy started having raging fevers, and it turns out he has a UTI. I am so upset - beating myself up for not making it clear from the first moment of the visit that the doctor was not to touch my son's penis. I feel I let my little boy down.
The antibiotics will clear the UTI of course, but my concern is - will my boy now be more prone to UTIs? Or, since there was no pain or redness, is it likely that the glans and foreskin are still completely fused as before and able to resist bacteria?
I am really grateful for any information anyone has. I have also learned a very valuable lesson about starting any encounter with a doctor or nurse with a firm discussion.