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Dear MDC,<br><br>
My 2y-4m old has begun to balloon when he urinates. I'm so excited! The process of separation is now becoming apparent!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bouncy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bouncy">
 

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And where else but MDC can you share this joyous event!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I'm so proud of your son!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/inthet.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="inthet"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"> That's so cool! I have to admit I will sigh a tiny little sigh of relief when my DS starts to retract.
 

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Because of not being familar with the intact male you should have seen the look on my face the first times I noticed this. Then it all clicked together. Yay!
 

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Chanley- All it means is that urine fills the space between the foreskin and the glans before going out the hole at the tip of the foreskin. The foreskin puffs out a little<br><br>
If a man has phimosis, the balooning would be one of the symptoms of having a very tight opening to the foreskin,<br><br>
but young boys who have snug foreskin openings do no have phimosis so their balloning is not an indicator of a problem... rather it is a outward visual clue that his mom can see that the sepration process between the foreskin and glans is done/almost done without actually retracting him (if his foreskin opening is still snug -that could really hurt him to try to retract and see if there were any adhesions thee) So his mom is doing a good job of just sitting back and obsrving outward signs that things are moving along without prying.<br><br>
I have heard stories of schoolboys who were able to do balooning games (you know- a pising contest) but beyond that- I do not know the object.<br><br>
My son (he's5) somtimes the opening of his foreskin and his meatus are not alligned because of how his underpants were smushing- since I have never instructed him to retract to pee- so when he starts to pee it might baloon for a second until the pressure finds the exit and things get lined up.<br><br>
Love Sarah
 

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Thanks Sarah for explaining it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Seeing that ds just turned two a few months ago, I was not even beginning to look for signs of retractability! I only noticed when he decided to stand at the regular toilet on occasion (on tippy-toes, it's quite the sight, lol)
 
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