I just wanted to stop for a moment and say thank you to all the mamas who have posted such great information here. It has eased my mind greatly at a time of panic!!!
When my son was born, we decided not to circ...it is his body and we strongly feel it's his decison alone to decide if he wants it "modified" in any way! We had many blissful years of almost no problems, through cloth diapering and beyond. He's 8 now, and he's developed an infection on his penis (this happened only once before when he was 5 or so) He was in a great deal of pain, so i took him to the pediatrican, who gave him a quick exam, asked very few questions, prescribed an antibiotic and proceeded to terrify my child (and ME!!!) by announcing that his "opening was too small" and he'd be referred to a "Surgeon". My poor kid freaked out, hid under the desk and cried...i had to call the doctor back and demand clearer and KINDER explanation to help calm my son. Needless to say he didn't do a very good job of it and we've been worried and doing our best to assure DS that we will not allow any surgery unless there is NO other option and we would protect him no matter what. His appointment with the urologist is next week, and i've been doing my homework (which lead me here!) Imagine my surprise that a "small opening" diagnosis is absurd in a child his age and infection has not been a serious reoccuring problem, therefore putting us on high alert that there is something wrong was absolutely out of line!!!
I've learned alot from your posts and links and i am ready to deal with the specialist next week with a wealth of knowledge on my side should he try to force any type of invasive proceedures. I appreciate all that you've shared, and i'm so very grateful for this great resource!!! Thank you all so very much!