BALANITIS and CIRCUMCISION
You mentioned somewhere that you are interested in input re experience
following adult circ. I was cut in my early 20s following recurrent
balanitis with corresponding yeast infection for my girlfriend. Creams
didn't help over about 6-8 months. Finally, I agreed to the operation.
Never had any problem since. I should note that I did have a frenulum
breve that caused pain and bleeding for a couple of years but suffered
through. The frenulum was essentially torn in two, centimetre by centimetre.
It kept healing up, and by the time I was circumcised, it was already
just a scar, if that makes sense.
My son is two and has Balanitis. The doctor has prescribed antibiotics.
I'd concur that it looks bacterial, based on the swelling and pus discharging
from the skin (externally). My conclusion is that the antibiotics will
probably work, and we'll hopefully stop recurrence by emphasising hygiene.
But, as he's my kin, skin very sensitive to soaps, etc., fungal balanitis
and other conditions such as frenulum breve are likely to be problems
that he may have to deal with in adulthood. Hopefully, I'll be able
to discuss that with him at the time. Maybe it would be a mercy if
the balanitis came back and he had to be circumcised young.
I'd be pleased if you could sound any notes of warning re these
(RS: I replied confirming all his suspicions)