GUIDE ON DIAGNOSIS
A quick guide for early diagnosis of any problems.
The Optimal Way to Check.
"It would be best for parents to check their son's erections
during infancy" (22) - This check is very easy to perform: During bath time erections
- Simply look : Is the foreskin moving freely? - If so your child
is in perfect health!
If parents made an early check on a boy's erect penis, this would be
far more effective and efficient than a doctor's check on the boy's
After reading the Summary
of The Conditions, if parents wish to, they could easily diagnose
most problems. While it is not essential for parents to do this, I
believe it is essential that the information is available.
The phimotic ring is by nature less elastic than the surrounding
foreskin; a foreskin which can be easily retracted when flaccid
can easily cause pain during erections; therefore the only complete
way of checking a boy for potentially sexually difficult conditions
is when the penis is erect.
This is easy for parents to observe during bath times, and simple
observation is all this check requires; at most the child could be
asked if he can retract his own foreskin, if at some point this becomes
As the pouting nozzle of an infants foreskin starts to open up,
which can be anytime between birth and 5 yrs. old there will often
be a few harmless remnants of the adhesive bond between the foreskin
and glans. These should not be forced in anyway and detailed reading
of Natures Way and the following
pages, is advised if you wish to encourage these to release.
The common problem conditions are phimotic ring, frenulum breve
and skin bridges.
When checking for problems, first, if there is a phimotic ring this
will often be thickest and most easily visible on the top side where
it is near the end of the inner foreskin. On attempted gentle retraction,
the outer skin will fold over a little, and only a small strip of the
inner foreskin will be visible and maybe even a fine pencil line of
this white band of "gristle".
The majority of these infant rings are soft rings which will
stretch.(especially with the help of steroids)
Skin bridges and Short frenulum
If the infant adhesions were previously broken and the raw sticky skin
surfaces allowed to rest together again, they may have left little
skin-bridges anywhere between the foreskin and the glans.
Though the frenulum breve can be checked when flaccid, it is most
obvious during erection when it causes the foreskin when retracted,
to slide forward again and this is the definitive check.
There may at times be some confusion between a short frenulum and
a skin bridge as both involve a skin connection between foreskin and
glans.- as both these (at present) require surgery, a surgeon's visit
At which age should these skin malformations be treated? I would
suggest that your son should get used to a non-painful, non-inhibitive
erection as soon as is humanly possible.
Please contact me if the above
description is unintelligible, or for further information, feedback
comments .... More detail on diagnosing phimosis or frenulum breve
is found under Self Diagnosis.
for circumcised child