This site discusses phimosis in its specific forms of phimotic ring, frenulum breve, adhesions or skinbridges. During erection these conditions inhibit the relationship between foreskin and glans. This functionally restricts the erection, and thus has an effect on the sexuality. With our culture's attitudes on health care, it would be appropriate to monitor boys before puberty and encourage early prevention.

2012 : note from author: My previous idea of monitoring boys before puberty is impractical, unecessary and now only of historical interest. please see Postscript.

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CHILD`S INFECTION and AN ANTI-CIRC DOCTOR

My 3 year old son who is uncircumcised began complaining when urinating, the second day I noticed swelling and called his doctor. We were told by his doctor that he had an infection under the foreskin and he was given 2 days of Septra antibiotics. We have since found that his foreskin is difficult to retract (I had never tried before). When we attempt to pull it back the skin cracks just as the tip of the glans begins to protrude. I managed to get it back once without cracking the skin, but he complained of pain and it squeezed the tip of his penis and it began to turn blue so I quickly pulled it back down. After 1 month we have seen no improvement or loosening of the skin. His doctor says that he does not need to be circumcised and he will probably grow out of it. I don't know what to do should he see some kind of specialist??

I must say, I have several reports from grown men, who have very disturbing memories as a result of such childhood experiments with creams, and stretching exercises, ...

There is great confusion caused by the anti circumcision and pro circumcision groups, --- some doctors circumcise everything, others nothing, this "routine" thinking in terms of two extremes seems more based in personal experience and bias rather than anything which considers individual cases.

In my opinion an individual case related approach shows some cases need circumcision others dont, and your son needs an operation, either a full or a partial circumcision would be advisable.

please at least go for a second opinion, and drop me a line if in doubt,

between the foreskin and glans is ideal - heating dark, moist,- for fungal growths, once they've started they are very hard to cure and often leave a phimotic scar, which will need a partial circumcision anyway - circumcision will dry out the area partial circumcision is the only alternative, but then trying to get a 3 yr. old to wear his foreskin retracted (to dry out the area) may well be a problem ...
good luck
Robin