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DS's willy balloons when he wees (!)Is that normal?

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anonforthisone Tue 07-Aug-07 11:25:40

That's the question really. I started potty training him a few weeks ago and noticed that as he starts to wee his willy swells like when you are blowing up a long balloon and one bit suddenly fills with air (sorry about stupid analogy). DH says it doesn't happen to him but he's not sure if it is normal or not.

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GoingThroughChanges Tue 07-Aug-07 11:27:39

Oh! Mine does this too! I did wonder about it & when I asked dh he had no idea, as he's circumcised & ds isn't!

GoingThroughChanges Tue 07-Aug-07 11:28:17

When I say mine does this too... I mean My ds's... not mine as in my willy <ahem>

KezzaG Tue 07-Aug-07 11:30:44

my ds's does this too. He has never mentioned any pain or had any problems so I am assuming all is ok. Will watch this with interest.

GTC I was very careful how I worded this after your first sentence!!

EscapeFrom Tue 07-Aug-07 11:32:54

My ds1's does this too - I am keeping an eye on it, but he never complains of any pain.

3madboys Tue 07-Aug-07 11:33:55

my ds2 had this, most of the time it was fine, but he did end up with an infection ballenitis (sp)? which was horrible and very painful for him, it all swelled up like a balloon, and was very red and inflamed, luckily a course of antibiotics and making sure he drank loads and it went away again.

they did say to keep an eye on the ballooning, it should go away on its on but in some circumstances boys need to be circumsised because of it.

i would take him to your gp for a check up and a chat, hth xx

my ds2 is now 5 and has no problems

anonforthisone Tue 07-Aug-07 11:35:27

Ah ha! It's not the sort of thing you discuss over dinner is it?

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vole3 Mon 13-Aug-07 04:25:48

Could be a phymosis - foreskin either a bit on the tight side or still attached to the head and it makes it difficult for the pee to escape.
Keep an eye on it as it can cause inflammation. DH had to be circumcised at age of 2 1/2 because of it. MIL is a nurse and 'took him to see where she works'. Apparently when she went to collect DH afterwards he was standing up with his nappy round his ankles yelling 'Mummy look what they did to it!' .
Don't know if it's an inherited thing or not, but I will be keeping an eye on DS when he gets to that age.

Califrau Mon 13-Aug-07 05:22:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Furball Mon 13-Aug-07 06:51:07

just copied a paragraph from another internet site. But ballooning is Nothing to worry about and very normal and will stop once the foreskin has seperated from the glans.

Ballooning of the Foreskin
Ballooning of the foreskin while urinating can be a normal phase of development during childhood. Ballooning is a temporary phenomenon that arises when the foreskin begins to separate from the glans. It speeds the process of separation and disappears when the process is complete.

anonforthisone Mon 13-Aug-07 07:20:15

Thanks for that, it's good to know it's normal. I will keep a close eye on him though...don't want him to end up with an infection, I might mention it to the gp next time I'm there too.
Mumsnet is great, I knew there would be answers here!

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Theresad Mon 13-Aug-07 08:20:24

My DS2 had this when he was about 4. we were given antibiotics to start with and told he needed to be circumcised (sp). When I said I didnt want him to have this unless it was absolutly neccessary they thought I was wierd but taught him how to massage it in the bath to stretch the skin.

Jojojayjay Sun 28-Apr-19 21:56:49

Hello has anyone of your sons problems corrected themselves???
My sons due for a modified circumcision in two weeks!! I don’t think he needs it! He’s 2-1/2 please help with any advise

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