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A little bit of background story:  When DS was born I was ignorant about circumcision. I thought, well, since most of our family is we will get him circumcised too. Then when he was born I just had a rough time putting him through that pain, but his father wanted it done(he was ignorant about it too at that point). Well the pediatricians wouldn't do it and sent us to a urologist.  In the mean time I saw posts on FB about circumcisions and we soon felt blessed that he was not able to be circ as a newborn.  We went to a urologist because we got a different reason from each pediatrician on why they wouldn't circ him and we just wanted to make sure everything was fine.  We saw a nurse who said he looks fine and there's no need to circ.... :D We were overjoyed to hear everything was good!!  

 

The only thing we are facing now is sometimes when he urinates his penis balloons.  We weren't too concerned about it, but when we were at the urologist and I took his diaper off he had some urine in his penis that did not come out after he was done peeing and I showed it to the nurse.  This happens sometimes and I have to squeeze his penis to get all the urine out.  She was concerned that an infection could eventually develop since it doesn't all come out on its own occasionally and prescribed some Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream.  We are supposed to use it for 6 weeks or until we can see the meatus.  Do you think that it is necessary to use the cream or should we just let the separation occur naturally?  TIA

post #2 of 11

I would leave it alone.  My son balloons and has almost his whole life (he's about to turn 7).  He's never had any sort of infection.  I'm sure pee gets stuck up there....but then it just gets flushed out with the next pee.

 

Think about it...us women go to the bathroom and then just dab with TP.  We don't get all the pee off our vulva.  It just sits until the next time we pee, or until we bathe.  Unless you bring wet wipes everywhere, even public bathrooms...I do know a few women who do this. LOL

 

The steroid creams are meant to be used in older boys and men, along with stretching exercises.  It will probably loosen the skin a bit, but when you stop using it, it will revert back to it's natural state, which is tight, to protect his glans and urethra.

post #3 of 11
A very big yeahthat.gif to the pp.

I dont know how other woman wipe but I only dab and I know I dont go up in the folds to get to every last drop and I have never had any issues.
post #4 of 11
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So true!! I never thought of that...haha! Thanks for the replies. I feel a little better for not wanting to use the cream.  Now just to call the doctor office and tell them that we decided against it. I just hope that it doesn't cause any problems.

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Originally Posted by bumpkinsmama View Post

So true!! I never thought of that...haha! Thanks for the replies. I feel a little better for not wanting to use the cream.  Now just to call the doctor office and tell them that we decided against it. I just hope that it doesn't cause any problems.

I think it's nice that you want to let them know, but why? ;-).  Did they say they wanted you to call to say how it was going? You could just say he's better.  Remember, they give you a suggestion or recommendation; you, as the parent, decide whether or not to follow those (or that one) suggestion.

 

Best wishes,

Sus
 

 

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Sue, we are supposed to call and schedule an appt in a couple months so the nurse can take another look and make sure the ointment worked.  Believe me, if they didn't call me to schedule an appt I wouldn't worry about it!  It just makes me worried if they will do anything since she mentioned she is concerned he could get an infection.  So now I just have to figure out what I am going to say when I eventually call back. :/  Ugg!!

post #7 of 11

I wouldn't call back.  They are just suggesting an appointment.  Doctors work for you, not the other way around.  

 

If they call and try to get you to reschedule, just say that everything is looking good and you'll call if another problem arises.  Thank you and have a nice day ::click::

 

I couldn't tell if the urologist prescribed the ointment, or if it was your Ped.  If it was the urologist if he does get an infection, you do not need to go back to a urologist.  Call you Pedi.  You wouldn't take a baby/litttle  girl to an OB/Gyn if she had a yeast/bladder/UTI infection, right?  You'd call her Ped, they would give you a Rx for antibiotics or anti-fungal.  If it's your Ped who gave the ointment, find a different doctor, one who is more foreskin friendly.

 

FWIW, my son balloons and has since he was an infant..he is now nearly 4.  Not one problem, infection, or otherwise.  He doesn't retract at all and I have never been questioned by his Pedi about it, nor has their been any penile exam when I've taken him in 2x for frequent urination (anxiety-induced in both cases) or during his annual well-checks.

 

You made the right choice, keep trusting your mama instincts! 

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Originally Posted by Momma2Kai View Post

I wouldn't call back.  They are just suggesting an appointment.  Doctors work for you, not the other way around.  

 

If they call and try to get you to reschedule, just say that everything is looking good and you'll call if another problem arises.  Thank you and have a nice day ::click::

 

I couldn't tell if the urologist prescribed the ointment, or if it was your Ped.  If it was the urologist if he does get an infection, you do not need to go back to a urologist.  Call you Pedi.  You wouldn't take a baby/litttle  girl to an OB/Gyn if she had a yeast/bladder/UTI infection, right?  You'd call her Ped, they would give you a Rx for antibiotics or anti-fungal.  If it's your Ped who gave the ointment, find a different doctor, one who is more foreskin friendly.

 

FWIW, my son balloons and has since he was an infant..he is now nearly 4.  Not one problem, infection, or otherwise.  He doesn't retract at all and I have never been questioned by his Pedi about it, nor has their been any penile exam when I've taken him in 2x for frequent urination (anxiety-induced in both cases) or during his annual well-checks.

 

You made the right choice, keep trusting your mama instincts! 




That's what I was thinking. I haven't called back yet, so I'll just wait it out.  It's nice to hear that your son does the same thing and has been fine.  It was the nurse at the urologist office that prescribed the steroid cream.

 

That's exactly how I felt too...that I was going with my mama instincts!  And you just can't beat mama instincts!  Thanks for the post...it made me feel much better about my choice!

post #9 of 11

Ditto to everything. DS is 7, and has ballooned for quite some time. Never a problem.  I am confused...what kind of cream? Is this supposed to make him retractible?

post #10 of 11
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Good to here! It's a steroid cream, and yes it's to make the foreskin retract.  We are supposed to stop using it once we can see the tip of the penis.  I sort of feel like it will just cause an infection if it can retract that far because sometimes he can have some pretty messy poo diapers.

post #11 of 11

Yeah, ds never started to retract in any way until this year, and as I said, he is 7.  Good luck!

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