Originally Posted by Serenyd
My brother suffered from congenital phimosis and had to be circumsized when he was three (after the foreskin cut off his circulation and his penis turned blue). This may be one of those rare times when it was actually warrented. The nurse prac at my peds office told me my baby's foreskin is very tight and I need to work it up and down to loosen it .... this goes against what I have learned so far ..... anyone know anything about this?
Well first of all concerning your brother's issue we need to bring some perspective in this because circumcision is such a common practice. But really, circumcision is an amputative surgery, and in any other situation, on any other part of the body, amputation ONLY occurs when that part of the body is dying or has been destroyed in some way. In cases of the foreskin I that means something like gangrene, or a severe case of BXO that want months without being treated, leaving the foreskin a lump of scarred tissue.
As the medical community is willing to accept more information, they get a little better. In your case thankfully they are not suggesting circumcision. But they still are only half there. Babies foreskins are generally fused to the head for many years after birth, so of course it will seem "tight". Your doctor may not understand basic male anatomy and since the foreskin does not retract, thinks there must be a problem.
As long as he is peeing normally and not in pain then there is no problem to deal with anyway, so just don't worry about it. And you might want to consider changing doctors.