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Just wondering whether there is someone here with medical background or knowledge.<br>
Situation - a 2 year old has difficulty urinating (holding urine on purpose), his urine has been tested and not shown anything so he has been diagnosed with phimosis; his mother has been told that the opening is too narrow as it is causing trouble with urination. It may well be so, I don't know, I just can't help but be a little suspicious.<br><br>
If he had a foreskin infection of some sort would that not show up in the urine test? Any ideas what else might possible be wrong in a case like this?<br><br>
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foreskin infection wont show up in the urine test.<br><br>
And he's holding urine on purpose? if there's no pain Sounds like he's gearing up for potty training!
 

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Are you sure of this? Why won't it show up, surely, if there was even the smallest amount of bacteria present test should show it? I don't think that a catheter was used.<br><br>
Yes, the doc is threatening that holding of urine can cause a bladder infection. Apparently the boy doesn't want to use his potty, and goes into pants.
 

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Just stating my own obvious here, if he is urinating then I don't get why there is an issue.<br><br>
He might be like my DD....she is SUPER bad about holding urine. If we go out for the day, she will literally hold it THE whole day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: . Then, we come home and it's like that scene in "the naked gun"....if you've ever seen it. I do everything I can to encourage her to go when we're out and she won't. She's also bad about it if we have company etc. So, every so often (even now) she has accidents because she refuses to go until she can't hold it any longer.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Anyhow, my ped didn't freak out about that...it's pretty normal, except, unlike the bowels (which kids CAN hold in for a long time...which she has done as well) there comes a point where they can't hold it anymore.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Are you sure of this? Why won't it show up, surely, if there was even the smallest amount of bacteria present test should show it? I don't think that a catheter was used.<br><br>
Yes, the doc is threatening that holding of urine can cause a bladder infection. Apparently the boy doesn't want to use his potty, and goes into pants.</div>
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If he's non retractile, No a foreskin infection wouldn't show.<br><br>
Of course, he could be purposely holding urine because he's BEGINNING to retract and there's a few raw bits in there and it stings.<br><br>
Just tell his momma to leave the poor kiddo be...no need to create a complex over his penis and his urination habits.<br><br>
Some kids are acctually experimenting with holding it for a long time, or he could have some raw spots underneath.<br><br>
Either way, he's still urinating, he's not in pain, he's ok.
 

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He's only 2, right? Maybe he's afraid of the potty, maybe he's not ready for the potty?<br><br>
It could be a control issue.<br><br>
They can do a bladder scan (an ultrasound) and see how much urine he's retaining. However, at this age, and if he's in the process of learning how to use the potty, I wouldn't jump to the diagnosis of phimosis.
 

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The boy has been having "problems with using his potty, that is - holding his urine" for two weeks, I have no details whether he has been potty trained before, but it sounds like it. I don't know this person, it's someone online. Just trying to help.<br>
Thanks for your input everyone!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The boy has been having "problems with using his potty, that is - holding his urine" for two weeks, I have no details whether he has been potty trained before, but it sounds like it. I don't know this person, it's someone online. Just trying to help.<br>
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2 yo is pretty young to expect perfect potty training especially for a boy. I remember when I was little my mom would always try to get me to use the potty before we went on car rides and wouldn't believe that I didn't need to go. Ofcourse 15 minutes later I really needed to go and sometimes couldn't hold it, so I would pee in my skirt (I hated pants.)<br><br>
You can see how if you had a nonverbal 2 yo who didn't need to go when the potty was presented but did need to a short while later his parents might think he had a problem when he didn't. It really sounds more like potty issues than medical issues since he doesn't have trouble peeing in his pants.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">he has been diagnosed with phimosis; his mother has been told that the opening is too narrow as it is causing trouble with urination. It may well be so, I don't know, I just can't help but be a little suspicious.</div>
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Wouldn't phimosis in a 2-year-old nearly always be considered physiologic rather than pathologic?
 

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Phimosis in a 2yo is 100% normal since most at that age are not retractable. I think the Dr is trying to say in his case tho that the opening in his foreskin is to tight but he is peeing even tho it is in his pants it obviously isnt to tight. The boy just isnt ready to potty learn IMHO.
 
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