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It could be separation causing pain while urinating especially with the swollen, painful red foreskin. This thread talks about normal separation pain along with infection and how to tell the difference http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=764732 UTI does not involve swollen painful foreskin so I dont think, based on that, he has one of course he may have a UTI going along with it. But without a urine sample there is no way to know. It often helps them...
Do you think he might be a bit dehydrated? At that temp it sure wouldnt take me long to become that way.
I am glad he dosnt have a UTI though not surprised since he has no fever or other indicators. For the red foreskin use a good barrier cream and put breast milk on there during diaper changes a few times a day and see if that helps. Baths are fine but you need to make sure to rinse everything off really well after. You might consider holding off on using stuff in the bath for awhile just in case he is sensitive to it. The pink stain and pinkish urine stream can often be...
First I am sorry you are dealing with no only a sick child but Dr's who are not up to date on the foreskin. The foreskin is not related to UTI in any way. As you know the foreskin is supposed to be tight at your ds's age. Even if it looks a lot tighter than any of your other boy all that means is that his looks different than theirs. It is that way to keep out germs and infection. I am assuming you know that you should never retract him and that no one else should be...
Repeat forced retraction is where the issues come from. Just the once shouldnt be an issue and if it where you would see it within a few days. Like pp said the nurse just didnt know what she was doing if she retracted more than just a tiny bit to visualize the urethra on the glans. Hopefully nothing like this will ever happen again but if it does request a nurse from the NICU they are very familiar with cathing intact and just to be safe have her explain just what she is...
but I bet in the future she wont be messing with foreskins simply to avoid having to deal with possible complaints again.
It is possible that he is having separation issues. While not common it does happen from time to time. This thread http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=764732 talks about separation issues along with possible infections. The main indicator is if the pain lasts for more than 48 hours it is probably an infection while separation issues clear up on their own within that time frame. I hope he gets better soon.
cleaning the intact penis is easy peezy: 1)wipe what you can see on the outside during diaper changes, in the bath a gentle swish is all that is needed. 2)never push the foreskin back and never allow anyone else todo so (watch Dr's closely) The foreskin is attached to the head of the penis like the fingernail to the nailbed over time it will release allowing for retraction. The age of retraction is anywhere from birth to adulthood all are normal. As he ages and gets old...
Some links with intact care instructions. There should be some pamphlets as well that you can print out to give to her if you wish. AAP Care: http://www.cirp.org/library/normal/aap/ Care pdf nice http://northplattepeds.com/pdfs/azH0023r.pdf   Natural progression of retractability: http://doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/info/retraction.html NOCIRC leaflet: "Answers to Your Questions About Your Young Son's Intact Penis" http://nocirc.org/publish/4pam.pdf NOCIRC leaflet:...
It is a type of genital birth anomaly, try googling hypospadius &/or hooded foreskin. It dosnt need correcting unless the urethra is on the shaft and even then some parents choose to let their ds decide to have it done later in life rather than fixing it in infancy/childhood. I cant imagine why you would need to take him back to the Dr so much. I personally wouldnt be going back so much over it.
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