Any suggestion for what might be going on?
UTI? But he does not cry every time he urinates.
Maybe it is gas?
Does it hurt to urinate if a boy has an erection?
What else should I be looking for or considering?
Just to be clear- he was just at the doc last week for a check up and she saw nothing wrong. Before I call the doc again I wanted to hear if something in the description sounded familiar to people here before I ask for possible unnecessary poking and prodding or urine collection using catheter.
My suspicion is that it *may* be gas, possibly caused by a food sensitivity, as he's always has reflux type issues and just recently stopped recurrent vomiting due to reflux. I'm wondering if his body found a new way to manifest reflux symptoms. Possibly he is feeling pain in his lower abdomen.
I know this is an old thread, but I just wanted to know the outcome of your situation. My son has had the same thing for 14 days and I felt the same as you to not want to have him prodded by doctors, but we're on our 5th doctor who is a Urologist and we still don't have an answer. We're now waiting for our appointment to have an ultrasound on his kidneys and bladder, but I don't think the issue is there and it is killing me that he is still having this issue!
Hi Jazzyiko- I should have updated when we figured out what was going on! He was having bladder spasms, caused by holding his urine for too long. A sweet nurse at our peds office had the same issue with her child, and her experience is what helped us figure it out. We really could not do much for him except to talk with him frequently about relaxing and "letting the pee come out". He wasn't verbal at the time but I think he understood what we were saying. He outgrew the problem after several weeks. We have had no other issues related to urination or his penis, and he is 3 1/2 now.
I'm sorry to hear your son is having pain, and I hope it's resolved soon.