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I never noticed (cause I didn't look) but the ped pointed out that my ds(9 months) has a very small opening in the foreskin. He pees just fine so I'm not worried about that. I looked myself and I have to admit it is a very very tiny hole. Almost not visible. The only man in my family (mom's side) that is circ'd is my uncle. He was circ'd shortly after birth because his foreskin was completely closed and he couldn't pee. I do not know the details of the circ. Just wondering if this sort of thing is hereditary and if it will be harder/longer for my ds to retract later.
 

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Are you talking about the hole at the tip of the foreskin that is supposed to be there, or a hole that isn't supposed to be there? I'm sorry for the weird question, but I'm confused.<br><br>
If it's the hole that's supposed to be there(ie where the urine goes through), I am pretty sure that as long as he is urinating just fine that everything is OK and should be left alone. I'm sure someone else might have a more knowledgable answer in regards to your entire question.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Since all he needs to be able to do with it right now is pee and he's doing that, what's the problem? My guess is that a tiny opening on a tiny penis on a tiny body is perfectly normal. As he grows and the foreskin begins to separate, things will change (years from now, which is perfectly fine.)
 

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My intact ds is 10 months and just looking at his penis, I can't see any opening at all. I actually have no idea how he pees out of it, but he does (believe me, he does!) Just after he pees I can see much more of an opening. It "seals" back up shortly after. Is your ds like that? I think it's probably a protective measure, to protect the glans from any exposure until it's ready (when he becomes retractable).<br><br>
I have always heard as long as the stream of urine is full and steady, it's all good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Thanks everyone. Yes, I'm talking about the hole that is supposed to be there. My boy can pee across the room :LOL so all is fine. I just don't like it when a ped says, "Oh, we'll have to watch that as he gets older." It irritates me so I feel better after talking to normal people here on Mothering.
 

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If you want to stay with this ped it sounds like a bit of *educating* is needed for him in the area of NORMAL male anatomy. Take this opportunity(even if you don't stay with him) to educate him,and let him know your son is perfectly normal and nothing needs to be *watched*. This ped sounds like the type that might forcibly retract and later declare a circumcision is warranted for phimosis!<br><br>
I have no idea how big my ds's hole is.He can pee and that is all he needs to do at this point.<br><br>
I have never heard of a completely sealed foreskin.Is there a medical term for this type of birth defect?
 

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Isn't it medically impossible to be born with a completely fused foreskin? Babies do urinate in womb; urine has to be passed out otherwise toxins would just accumulate in the body and cause poisoning and death. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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The previous posters here are correct - as long as he can urinate with a straight stream ( not forking into a "y" shape"), he is fine. Be very careful not to allow this ped to retract your DS' foresking in the future! S/he might think it necessary, but as you already know, it absolutely is not!!!!<br><br>
Andrea<br>
mom to Greta 3/14/02<br><br>
. . . . and also a pediatrician . . . . . she says tiptoeing away . . !!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Isn't it medically impossible to be born with a completely fused foreskin? Babies do urinate in womb; urine has to be passed out otherwise toxins would just accumulate in the body and cause poisoning and death. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"></div>
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It would be impossible for him to be born healthy. A friend of mine had a son who had a blockage in his urinary tract while in the womb. Apparently the fetus needs to be able to urinate to help the lungs mature properly.(I don't really understand the connection, this is just how she explained it to me) Because his UT was blocked, he didn't urinate and his lungs never matured. He was never able to take his first breath. Not exactly a fused foreskin, but along the same lines.<br><br>
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The hole is not that big anyhow when they are infants, perhaps your DR just doesnt see many intact boys. But it will get larger as he gets older. If he can pee just fine then it is nothing to worry about <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Maybe your doctor needs some education on the intact penis.
 

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My ped said the same thing about ds and wanted us to start "working on" retracting him!!! Ds did have the smallest opening I had ever seen - this is when he was about 1 1/2 years old. Fortunately, my gut instinct was that retracting was wrong (I even talked to a urologist who told me they could force it under sedation!!!) so I educated myself -- and yes, as long as he is peeing it is JUST FINE!!! Ds is almost four now and his opening is much larger. I don't think he fully retracts but that's OK!!!<br><br>
There is so much ignorance among doctors! Drop by a copy of the Paul Fleiss article to yours!
 
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