My little 4 ½ y.old nephew has been diagnosed with the above by child urologists,
My SIL is very against circumcision (I am as well) and insisted on trying treating it with steroid cream first. To me that diagnosis sound like a BS diagnosis since non-retractable and long foreskin is normal for children, at least all articles say to leave it alone unless there is a problem. I think that she needs to take him for second opinion to a doctor who is foreskin friendly, but I als do not want to rile her up aganst the advise of her doctor because there might actually be an issue.
In last two years, he had couple episodes with friequent urges, pain while peeing and ballooning. Last one started a week ago. Regular ped ruled out UTI and agreed with SIl that friequent urges might be caused by bladder spasms, it was also suggested to her that pain might be caused by irritation by urine due to ballooning and that there might be skin infection on foreskin that causes pain.
Now to tis morning. She wrote that LO is having a hard time peeing, only drops come out at the one time , urologist gave them diagnosis of “Redundant Prepuce and Phimosis” and that he has a rock hard “phimotic band” that blocks urine flow. She did not give any update on his urges or pain.
How fast can scar tissue build up to cause such issues if he had normal flow of urine two weeks ago?