Okay - so I have an intact 5 1/2 yr old & an intact 2 1/2 yr old & I live in a HIGH circ area - as in my boys are the oldest boys I know who are intact & they are both still fully fused. So I am usually the mom other mom's ask questions of...but I don't know what to think on this...and I'd just call the Dr but frankly I don't trust them to steer me in the right direction.
My 2yo has what appears to be a tiny blister on the tip of his foreskin (so tiny you'd never notice except it's red) and he has ballooning on the side of the foreskin. I've read up on ballooning, but it sounds like it should balloon while urinating, not stay that way. The ballooned area is pink, but he shows no sign on discomfort yo have it touched. I put him to plat in an epsom salt bath for 30-45 mins & then when I took him out I tried to take as closer peak. When I was trying to look closer he started to pee. As soon as I removed my hand it stopped. I popped him onto his potty seat - no pee, again I touched the area & he started to urinate. That all may be coincidence though as he isn't terribly informative in his talk at this age. So I can't ask & get an answer as to whether me touching the balloon helped him pee or if my cold hands triggered it. LOL Either way - he acts totally normal. It still appears pink post bath & the same size. I obviously want to see a Dr if it's necessary - but so far - in the almost 6 yrs since Ds#1 came along, Dr's visits (with multiple different Dr's) are a constant battle to protect my boys from forced retraction when there has never been any issue, so I can only imagine the nightmare this situation could become for us. This is so true that Dh & I have often joked that we'll run our kids over to Canada for penis care (It's about an hour drive to the border).
So help me mommas - give me a link or some info & please help me know what I should do here. I will do the Dr route if needed of course, but I really really don't want to if there is anything else I can do here or of there is a timetable I of how long this is okay versus rushing in at first sign of irritation. And just as a coverall - there has been nothing different than usual - we use no chemical bath products, he is in disposables for a while now since he outgrew cloth, so that isn't new to him & same brand as always, etc - etc.
ANY input is welcome & deeply deeply appreciated!