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Buried Penis Lock Rss

I have a 2 year old boy who has what is known as a buried penis. About two thirds of the penis are buried within the pubic fat and the rest of it is outside (this just looks like an extremely small penis). I have been told by a specialist that this condition is not uncommon and usually corrects itself anywhere up until puberty. My concerns are bullying or teasing about what looks like a small penis and worry about whether it will actually come out of its own accord. Surgery is an option, but I don't like the thought of putting my little one through a procedure which isn't medically necessary. Any ideas?
Hi Lizzie, I can imagine this would be a tough situation for you. My 2 yr old daughter was born with a split in her earlobe where it should attach to her head. All doctors I have seen about it say it's nothing to worry about, but I can see she's sure to be self concious about it when she gets older.

If I were in your situation, I think I would probably wait until he's going to school and see if he expresses a concern to you, or if he does get teased about it (as we all know this is a big deal for boys). If he does get bullied because of it, I think I probably would seriously consider the surgery - as continuous bullying and teasing can have a huge effect on kids and their self esteem, especially being of this nature.

You may just have to wait afew years and see how things pan out, which is what I'm doing with Jaida .. I'm not going to make a big deal of it until she expresses some kind of concern about it.

Hope this helps a little,

Jaida (6), Ameli (2) & Lacey (2mths) - SA

Wow, until now i never though of this (ie an actualy problem), but i was also worried about the size of my sons, he is five and also is thingys havent dropped, i will be taking him to the doctors soon about it, (he has to be in a good mood given the nature of the visit first grrr), but last visit about it a couple of years ago the doctor said all was fine, but im not convinced it is.

So thanx for this post smile

Sharon, 24, Qld, 2 boys 3 & 5, girl 1.

Dear Bright Spark, my husbands nephew also has this condition. Makes me wonder whether genes are involved here! I find that I feel self conscious about my son's penis (because it appears to be small) in front of strangers whose sons (often younger) have normal sized penises. Situations such as changing him after swimming lessons often get me. It's wrong to feel this way as it's my own insecurities coming to the surface and I should never let them affect my boy. I find that going back to see a specialist at Westmead Children's hospital annually makes me feel a whole lot better. Dr Harvey has seen hundreds of these buried penises (as well as performed operations to "bring them out"). He always assures me that everything is functioning normally and the penis is likely to come out of its own accord, then invites me back to see him in a years time to talk again. I only wish there was some up-to-date literature about this condition that I could read.
Thanx for the info Lizzie, i will speak to my sons doctor about it when i next take him. I must admit it has bothered me which i did feel guilty about too, but i think (more so hoping) this is the answer.

Sharon, 24, Qld, 2 boys 3 & 5, girl 1.

Hi girls I have been reading your posts about your problem with your sons.
I just wanted to say this that if any way you think your son will be teased about it then do somethink about it before it gets to that as at school kids can and are very cruel when it comes to some one being different.
My daughter has 4 strawberry birthmarks on her 1 on her face and 3 on her body. I'm now on the public waiting list to have the one on her face removed as at school they keep asking and teasing her about it.
Although most don't like to put their children through surgery but sometimes you just have help put things right that may not be quite right I believe.
Don't always get 1 oppinion about it get 2 or 3.

Thanx for your input Di smile I've yet to sopeak to a doctor aboutit, im actually thankful its almost the end of school holidays and we havent seens a doctor or hospital loL!!!

Good luck with your daughters proceedure and i hope it gives her some relief from the taunting smile

Sharon, 24, Qld, 2 boys 3 & 5, girl 1.

Hi Di, my husband's nephew with a buried penis also (who is eight) was recently teased by an insensitive, imature teenage!!! neighbour. These are the sorts of things I want to protect my 2yr 4mth son from in the future. My son has started toilet training and basically when he sits on the toilet to do a wee, because his penis is only poking out of his pubic mound a little bit, the wee doesn't go into the toilet like other boys, it actually goes over the top of the toilet seat, down his legs, etc. I feel so sorry for him because he's trying really hard to keep the wee in the toilet but he can't. Anyway, I went and got another referral from the GP today to go and see who I call the "Penis Specialist" at Westmead Children's Hospital and speak to him about maybe having the operation done to bring my son's penis out. My husband doesn't want to put my son through any unecessary physical pain, but I also don't want him to go through unecessary mental pain through being teased and ridiculed waiting for if/when his penis decides to "come out" of its own accord.
HI again Lizzie, thas awful for your son sad . I can see both sides of the argument (yours and hubbys), perhaps you can ask hubby to think back to locker room days (if he had them) and imagine what it would be like for your son in that. I am more in agreeance with you and the emotional side of things tho.

My sons problem is nowhere near that bad, so maybe its not that, but either way i do have to get it checked out as he hasn't "dropped" yet. The doc has checked before and could feel his testes there, but im really starting to get concerned that he is 5 1/2 and they arent down yet. I hope that makes sense and doesnt sound crass.

good luck with your son and keep us posted smile

Sharon, 24, Qld, 2 boys 3 & 5, girl 1.

Oh dear, this make me worry about my 12 year old sons penis, his is very small, and his 3 year old brothers are bigger. He is in highschool this year, and I feel so sorry for him, atm, he doesnt think about the size of it, and I am not about to ask him, as it might make him more consious about it.

Maybe I should talk to him, and go see a doctor with him. My son is already a big boy (over weight and has budding breasts, and he could easily fit into an A cup, they poke out, and I know he is embarassed by them enough, but hes not the only boy like that, a couple of his friends appear to be the same, not that I look, you just cant help notice them iykwim?)

Growing up sucks!

oh and my poor little (well not so little) boy, is showing signs of geting ance, and I feel so sad for him, as I seen what it did to his dad's confidence as a teenager (I was lucky enough to only ever get 1 or 2)
I would see your GP and maybe get a referral to a specialist because although it may never happen, you wouldn't want your son to be teased as I know myself, (I was a chubby child in primary school) bullying/teasing can lead to problems later in life (I was bulimic on and off for almost 10 years because of primary school bullying). That's pretty extreme of course, but a visit to the Dr for your son is a small thing to do - sometimes reassurance from a professional is all you need. If your son is a little chubby, the pubic mound may contain some fat which could make the penis seem smaller than it actually is. The boobies may just be hormonal, but the nephew I mentioned is chubby and he has boobies as well. See how you go.
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