DS is circumcised. There's no going back now, so there's not really any point in arguing that we wouldn't be here if it had never happened. As if it isn't bad enough that we had it done, it isn't even a good circ (if such a thing exists) IMO.
So here's the problem we're dealing with. After his circ, he started developing adhesions. His pedi would always try to pull them back when she saw him, and instructed me to do so too, at each diaper change. After the first time she did that I stopped asking her how his circ was healing because I didn't want her to hurt him any more, and I also did not pull back any adhesions at home. She did tell me that as his body grew, they would pull back on their own with time, so I've tried not to let myself worry about it too much. Sometimes his penis will get a little red right around the adhesion line, but I assume that's just from it naturally pulling on those adhesions.
I should add that it's not adhesed all the way to the urinary meatus, but rather just around the edge of the glans, preventing him from having that "mushroom" look.
The other thing that worries me is that he will never let me clean it. He won't let anyone touch it, and won't even touch it himself to clean it. I figured since he doesn't want me to clean it, maybe I can teach him to but he won't. It sometimes gets a little "cheesy" under the extra skin because his penis still hides in his little fat pad sometimes. It gets even more red when it is dirty, obviously. Most importantly though, I want to respect his desire not to have anyone touch it. (I have no idea though, why he has ALWAYS hated to have it touched, and that worries me some, in and of itself.)
I've lost too much sleep over my son's penis. Is there anything I've said above that warrants a trip to a specialist? What would you do if you found yourself faced with these issues?
Kat, wife to and mommy to (Dec 07).