I do have a question, though, as my son's symptoms don't quite seem to be adding up to "normal".
DS is 20 months. Intact, of course He has a typical toddler fascination with his 'dink', as he calls it, so it gets alot of pulling and tugging.
The past few days he's been complaining that his penis hurts. At first it was just after car rides, so I adjusted the straps a bit so they were a bit more forgiving in that area and it seemed to help. Then this morning, it seemed to be bothering him quite a bit despite the fact that we hadn't been near the car, and I chalked it up to his maybe pulling it a bit too roughly.
As the day wore on, tough, he came up to me several times, especially after peeing, whining about his 'dink' and wanting his diaper off. He had some diaper free time, a warm bath, and seemed okay. Then he felt a bit warm, stopped eating and wasn't himself, etc. I called the family doc, she suspects a UTI and has called in a script for antibiotics and a urine sample in the morning.
The thing is, shortly after we got that sorted, the top of his penis began to swell. It's now about 50% bigger than usual, a bit red, but you can tell it's not his foreskin swelling, it's underneath that and closer to the top. No discharge or anything. It got so tender he was walking with his legs apart, couldn't lie on his side and jolted if it was touched.
So, he's showing signs of seperation pain, right? But then why does he have a fever?
And if it's not seperation, would a UTI cause his penis itself to swell up and be tender?
He's kind of got signs of both, but I know that can't be right, can it??
Idosed him with Tylenol because he was really super uncomfortable, and the fever's gone now too. I'm nervous to take him to the hospital because I just know someone would try and retract, especially since his foreskin looks fine and you can tell it's the underneath part that's swollen.
He keeps waking up crying and shaking.