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
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
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 ...