I took my 6 yo to the ped today (we actually saw the nurse practitioner) as I kind of suspected a UTI - pain after peeing, and asking to go to the bathroom a lot. Though to be honest, I actually thought the asking to go potty a lot was just because he was bored at the mall, or target, or wherever we were, but I still just wanted to rule it out, yk?)
So anyway - urine is clean - no UTI. But, the nurse practitioner did notice an adhesion on the underside of his penis - perhaps at about 7 or 8:00 position. She referred us to a urologist. When I asked her what the urologist would do, she admitted she didn't fully know, but mentioned that there was a "procedure" that could be done, but didn't know anything beyond that.
DS has been fully retractible for about 18 months or so. I've NEVER noticed an adhesion before, but I surely did see the one the nurse pract. pointed out to me today! He has never been forcibly retracted. The only thing DH and I can think of that caused the adhesion is that he does play "Stretch Armstrong" with this penis a lot, and plays "penis air guitar" before bath, and in all other ways purely enjoys the wonderful little toy that comes attached to his body!
(I've even witness him twisting it! Yeowch!)
1.) Are those things likely to cause an adhesion?
2.) Is there some sort of family prone-ness to adhesions? 2 yo DD has a slight labial adhesion, which I'm 100% confident (and have also been assured by her ped) that will clear up when she hits puberty. Can/will a penile adhesion clear up during puberty as well?
3.) What can we expect at the urologist? I asked the nurse pract. if the urologist was going to recommend circ, and she adamantly said no way.