If your child suffers from significant symptoms of phimosis, it's a good idea to tell his school. This will help ensure that teachers and other staff are aware of the condition in case symptoms flare up and require attention. The more serious symptoms include urinary tract infections and pain or discomfort while urinating. However, phimosis in children is considered normal and usually doesn't have significant side effects. If your son has never shown any unhealthy or painful symptoms that would require attention, you might not need to mention his condition to the school. In most cases, phimosis heals itself as the child ages.
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