My 8 year old son has been diagnosed with BXO.

Home Forums Phimosis, Frenulum breve, Circumcision, Foreskin retraction My 8 year old son has been diagnosed with BXO.

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    My son has been diagnosed since the age of 5 with phimosis, tight phimosis and now BXO. We’ve seen 3 urologists and they all recommend circumcision, however the current urologist says if there’s no infection and he’s peeing then there’s no need to rush into circumcision right now. He’c concerned about the white part becoming hardened underneath his foreskin and causing problems, he says it’s basically dry skin. He wrote a prescription for Hydrocortisone Cream 1% . And we have to follow up in 2 mos.I always thought Hydrocortisone was for some type of skin itching condition.

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    He needs something potent. Caution must be used by applying scant amounts only to the affected srea.

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    A good radio show on the general topic of circumcision, start at 29 min 55sec.

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    Non-retractile foreskin (sometimes called phimosis) is not a disease.  It is a condition and is normal in childhood.  A diagnosis is inappropriate because it is not a disease.

    Treatment with cortisone is a recognized conservative treatment for BXO.

    You are to be commended for protecting your son’s foreskin.




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