My son used to be able to retract his foreskin to expose the head a little bit. Nobody except him has ever retracted it. Well he has been getting irritated and frustrated on and off complaing that his "pee is annoying him" and he gets angry and to the point where we can't even say anything to him or he just explodes and says we are making his "pee annoy him even more".
I took him to a naturopath a little over a week ago, and she confirmed that indeed it will not retract, (she didn't try but was getting the feel for the area and it is indeed unable to retract at all) as if the skin is shrinking above the head/tip of the penis. There is no puss, discharge, heat or infection.
I am so bummed, I feel so helpless. I guess I take him to an MD and see what they say? I have heard that a slit can be made or something? He complains that it bothers him otherwise I would just let it be and see what time would bring.
Does anyone have experience with this type of issue? Where the foreskin was able to retract and then was not able to?
I'm sorry I haven't had experience with that but wanted to say I hear you and I would be concerned too. Do you know if there is any kind of family history of that happening with anyone else? (not exactly family reunion conversation, is it!?)
To the OP - your question was anonymously posted at Saving Our Sons: http://www.facebook.com/SavingOurSons/posts/462784510407342 SOS does have a couple clinicians who volunteer time in responding to questions like this, so maybe they have some info for you?