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    Default Phimosis and pain when urinating

    I have a 2 year old that screams and cries when he wees and sees the bath ( as he knows he will wee). Went to a ped who said he had phimosis which we always knew but was happy to allow nature take its course. We were given the steroid cream and on the second attempt he retracted all the way but 4 weeks later we at back to square 1 my sons in pain and pinhead opening. Saw a surgeon who believes it all started with an infection which reoccurs, though I have never seen his penis red or swollen. Circumcision was her advice. I can't bare it when ds is in pain but can't bare the pain of circumcision either. I'm writing to anyone else who's ds may have gone through similar symptoms and what where there outcomes. Please no debates just experiences. Thanks

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    Default Phimosis and pain when urinating

    My husband went through this he remembers the pain he doesn't remember the circumcision but remember the aftercare his mum dabbing solution on but he says it didn't hurt him and he was pain free afterwards. He has a noticeable scar on his penis though. He is glad his mum did it and is adamant that of we have a son he is circumcised to prevent what he went through.

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    Maybe get a second opinion if you're unsure?

    But don't balk at the idea of circumcision just because it's *puts doom and gloom voice on* circumcision.
    If it's needed it's needed.

    My now 5yo needed circumcising when he was 1yo, but because doctors are reluctant to do it these days, he went through over a year of constant pain and infections instead, I couldn't even pick him up some days. After a year of infections I finally was brave enough to ask about circumcision, he was shocked and said it would be a last resort but he would think about it. Anyway his infections started to subside a few months later. He's pretty much ok now, just mild inflammation occasionally. But in hindsight I wish I had pushed to have him circumcised, when his infections first started reoccurring. A few days of pain would have been so much better then a year and a half of every day pain.

    Good luck with your decision.
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    Default Phimosis and pain when urinating

    My DH had to get circumcised when he was 16 because of this and as you can imagine it was horrendous.

    He would much preferred to have it done younger, since not having it was never going to be an option.

    I would get a second opinion to put your mind at ease though.

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    Default Phimosis and pain when urinating

    Thank-you for your response, dh and I have decided to give the cream one more go and see if we can teach ds to pull back himself, as the dr said cream usually works with boys 6+ as they are able to pull back after the use of cream. If it doesn't work we will book him in for a circumcision.


 

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