Childhood Diseases

Posted by: CS01 | 2009-10-19


Son' s Penis

We never had our son circumsized at birth (he was a premmie), he was already 3 mths old when he was released, we basically though it was too late and I was worried about the pain he might experience.
He is now 3 1/2 and at that stage where his very aware/facinated with his penis. When he urinates, he tries to push the foreskin back himself. The foreskin seems to be " attached"  at the side and not at the bottom as one would expect. He doesn' t complain that it is painful when pushing the skin back - my only concern is this:

I' m worried that when he is older, that the penis when erect would actually be " skew"  - should I take him to a pediatrician, urologist or just leave it completely?

Your advise would be appreciated.

Expert's Reply



Everything appears to be very normal here and there does not appear to be any reason for concern. He does not need to push back his foreskin when passing urine.

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Posted by: NOCIRC | 2009-10-20

Your son' s penis and foreskin are perfectly normal. At birth the foreskin and penis head are fued. As your son ages (up to about 18) the foreskin will naturally seperate.

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