I have an intact 7 year old and I have never seen this happen with him. Mark March 13, 1: Anonymous, Your son may retract his foreskin if he feels like it. So anyway I forget what the name of the condition is, it's caused by the foreskin still being attached to the head of the penis. In any event, this all too common excuse is merely a scare tactic, one with tragic consequences for any baby forced to endure a surgical amputation without the benefit of anesthesia. He should be circumcised. Basic Care of an Intact Child.
Ballooning penis when peeing.
The urologist first said it should only retract around 6years of age, but then when he took a look he said it's very tight and recommended circumcision. Should Your Child See a Doctor? You don't even have to remove his diaper during a check up if you don't want to. Since their foreskin is only slightly tight, they can easily resolve their condition with minimal efforts. What's the perfect gift for someone who's constantly moving and traveling?
Please help - how to urinate with foreskin
After getting nowhere with the pediatric nurse, I called a friend who also has an intact boy and she knew exactly what was happening before I could completely describe it. His 'stingies' are probably some separation happening. This seems way too early to me: Mothering is proudly sponsored by. I find it very surprising that doctors in the US are advising circumcision to many parents. Thread Tools Show Printable Version.
It is caused by the foreskin being prematurely retracted and becoming stuck behind the glans. Uncircumcised penis balloons during urination -- is this normal? It only hurts when he baloons, not when he trickles in his pants without fully releasing. Great article and photos! One trick that I have heard parents use to encourage better aim, is to drop a couple of cheerios into the toilet bowl and encourage the little guy to hit them with his stream. It is so restrictive on the foreskin that simply passing urine can be painful.