My Son has Tight Foreskin on Penis & Doctor Suggested a CircumcisionLast Updated - Wed, Apr 18 2018
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This question is regarding the tight foreskin of my four years old son.
His age is now 3 years and 8 months. He is doing good. He had a urinary infection when he was just a 20 days old baby.
Recently when I consulted a doctor, he suggested us to go for a Circumcision. He told this because he observed that my son's foreskin is tight and that it can't be retracted. But my son doesn't have any urinary problem and is doing good. I see a small amount of ballooning happens when he passes urine. He didn't say it is hurting or anything.
Please let me know whether we need to make him undergo circumcision at this age? I feel he is small just 3 years 5 months and also currently there is no issue in urination. If you say that circumcision is necessary will it be possible to get it done when he is around age 9 or 10?
Category: General Physician
Thank you for asking the question on JustDoc. I am happy to clarify your doubts and suggest you the best option.
According to the symptoms described, I can see that your son has a condition called Phimosis.
Let me first explain to you in brief about Phimosis. It is basically the inability to retract the foreskin which covers the head of the penis. Major causes of Phimosis are:
- Underlying medical factors
- Painful urination
- Difficulty in Urination
- Painful Erection
You may get the procedure done later and also consult a General Surgeon for the same.
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