Jump to content
Best doctor to see for Phimosis
7 replies to this topic
Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:55 PM
My 4 1/2 year old has been diganoised with Phimosis.
We have tried the steroid cream for 1 month which have helped a tiny amount but not to much at all.
Seems the gp is stearing towards the snip but would like to get another opinion ect.
So go to another gp or is there a specialist who i can see..
I dont mind circumcision ( prefer not to ) but would like to explore other options if possible
Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:58 PM
You need to see a urologist or a paed surgeon. PM if you are in Brisbane and I can suggest a very conservative guy who doesn't go straight to circing.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:58 PM
my eldest had it when he was around 4, saw the peadiatrician and he didnt seem fussed with it, just said leave it be and it will sort itself out. He doesnt have any problems now and he is nearly 9 and we never did anything to it. Would get a referral to a pead if you want a second opinion
Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:08 PM
It doesn't always sort itself out, my son's hasn't and won't. His surgeon is planning to circ next time he needs surgery.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:17 PM
Im in western Sydney so any suggestions would be great!
Its a hard situation.. I dont want to get him circumcised if not needed but also not be to gentle in the approach and he has long term problems.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:51 PM
My guy's 15 and still hasn't been circed. However he doesn't have repeated UTIs and my understanding was that if he were to have UTIs we would need to circ.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:58 PM
My boy hasn't had any infections or utis.Im more worried it could affect his future sexual performance or something.. have read a few storied about it being tight and uncomfortable when they are erect and it has affected their performance,
Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:18 PM
At 4.5 I would say that time is your other option. If he has no infections and no discomfort at present I would just give it a bit longer. My oldest boy did end up needing to be circumcised at 6.5 due to pain issues with his foreskin, but I would have left it longer if it weren't for this.
And yes, a pead surgeon or urologist is the way to go. Good luck!
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
It’s mixed in amongst garbled baby talk, but this 10-week-old's apparent attempt at telling her parents that she loves them has made her an internet star.
To say I became obsessed is something of an understatement. Everywhere I went I found cause to be reminded of my impending pain.
One mum says joy is very a personal feeling and expecting all new mums to feel it in the months after their baby born may do more harm than good.
Blogger Kiran Chug explains why she is going to let her toddler make more decisions for himself.
The Silverton family has heard the phrase "it's a girl" for the first time in four generations.
In future when someone I care for, or even someone I barely know, is experiencing a difficult time, I will not overthink it. I'll follow my heart.
Jac Bowie is the founder of Business in Heels, one of the fastest growing women’s networking events in Australia. She shares her story, including how she juggles work with a young family, and ways to work smarter.
Being a mum of identical twin boys stirs up great interest and fascination. It also opens itself up to nosy, invasive questions, as well as huge assumptions.
A mother-of-five who calls her two youngest sons "miracle babies" is just one of many mums seeking financial compensation for their children's unplanned conceptions.
It's a gorgeous song to begin with, but this dad's version of Hallelujah, sung for his young daughter, is especially touching.
While starting solids can be frustrating and messy (yet also fun!), introducing solids can also play havoc on tiny digestive systems.
A mother whose newborn baby was snatched from hospital has spoken of her joy and relief at getting her daughter back.
Are bumpies - bump selfies - really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind"?
Acknowledging that motherhood isn't a bed of roses – to begrudge lack of time, sleep, money and spontaneity – is sacrilegious and a no-no, especially by mother superior-types.
A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.
Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.
Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.
Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.
I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.
When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.
As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.
Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.
Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.
Are bumpies really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind", as one writer has claimed?
We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)
We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.