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My 17 year old son was not circumcised at birth. He has told me his foreskin is noe permanently attached to the top of his penis. My other three boys are OK- the pediatricians always told me that boys play with themselves and resolve the problem over time. He is worried, but I can't ask him to show me, of course ( can you envision a worse invasion of privacy?), but won't let me make an appointment, either. There has never been an infection, and no urination problems. He did wet his bed until he was 11.

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Category: Andrologist
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Hello and thankyou for approaching DoctorSpring with your query.
I have gone through your case and understand your concern.
I understand that your son is hesitant to visit the doctor, but I would advise you to try and convince him as it is required that he should get examined.
He has got a condition called phimosis where the foreskin cannot be fully retracted from the glans penis.
Non surgical interventions like applying a topical steroid, or stretching exercises can be tried depending on the severity of the phimosis.
Circumcision is the treatment of choice, and it is safe to do even in his age. It is conducted under local or regional anaesthesia and is very effective.
Hence I would advise you to try and convince your son and visit the urologist.

I hope this has helped.
Feel free to follow up.

Dr. Gautam Banga
Category: Andrologist
MS Surgery: MGM Medical College & M.Y Hospital Indore
Residency: M.Ch, Urology, SMS Medical College & Hospitals Jaipur
Medical School: MBBS, BJ Medical College, Pune, 2001
Training in Urethral Reconstructive surgery: Kulkarni Reconstructive Urology center, Pune
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