Is this normal? Or is his frenulum and glans sideways? Will it straighten out when he grows up?
I haven't asked the doc about it yet, I was just wondering if anyone else had seen this.
If this is the wrong forum, please let me know.
My ds2, who was EC'd since three days old, would pee at about a 90 angle too. Now that his foreskin is retractable, he pees more at a 10 degree angle. Once he gets the hang of it, I have no doubt he'll get it all into the toilet when he pays attention!
I would guess that once his foreskin separates from the glans then his stream should straighten out. There has been some debate about whether intact males, once they are retractable, retract to pee. Some do, some don't. One BIL sometimes does, sometimes doesn't. The other one says he has to or it creates a big mess. With DS and his intact cousins, as children they all seemed to have a fairly straight stream so long as they pointed it the right way without touching the foreskin at all.
Let me explain what you are seeing. Pardon me if I get too detailed, it's my nature.
At 8 weeks gestation, the genital tubercle forms. The genital tubercle will eventually form either the clitoris or the penis depending on the sex.
In girls, it stays almost the same but in boys, it grows, eventually emerging from what would be the vulva at the front/top. The sides of the vulva, the labia fold over and join around the shaft of the penis. The ventral raphe is where the two sides of the vulva/labia join. It is essentially a scar from this formation. It leads from the anal cleft to the tip of the penis/foreskin.
For some reason, your son's has a slight flaw called "torsion." This just means that it is slightly twisted and probably doesn't mean anything and won't affect him except cosmetically.
It may straighten or it may remain twisted. Only time will tell.