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.

updates and supporting education on new site : Phimosis.cloud

DO NOT RECIRCUMCISE; LANCE THE SKINBRIDGES

Hello!
I found your site very informative and helpful. I thought I would share my son's situation with you...and maybe receive your opinion on it. My son is 1 year old, and at birth was supposedly circumcised. Enough foreskin was not removed and he has continuously been suffering from adhesions. He was just seen by a pediatric urologist yesterday who has suggested not redoing the circumcision, but to release the adhesions (I believe he used the term "lance" the adhesions?) with my son under anesthesia.

In situations like this...where the infant suffers from preputial adhesions, do you feel it is best to completely redo the circumcision, or to only break the adhesions? I found it very frustrating to have to put my son through this since he was supposed to be circumcised at birth, but to look at him, as the doctor said yesterday, the appearence of my son's penis is that of a uncircumcised boy.
best wishes to you.
USA

Hello,
The ways of the US medic are in this respect something of a mystery.

I believe generally you can be thankful that your son received only a partial circumcision .. some infants with the full circ. have too much skin removed ...

Now humm ...adhesions can refer to two things: I believe what you're talking about is skin bridges, could you refer to the short summary on
www.male-initiation.net

skin bridges would need cutting i.e. lancing .... , your urologist has in my opinion a good approach, in other words dont recircumcise your son ...

Please tell me if they are not skin bridges.
thanks --- good luck
Robin