I was busy hijacking an old thread on this subject - here it is as a new one -
Hey all you experienced ladies, do you think my son's symptoms tonight shout separation or infection to you (he's been out of diapers for over a year now):
3 weeks ago had a single pee that hurt - no other symptoms at that time.
10 days ago had a full on niagara-like runny nose, no fever, no complaints.
3 days ago said his penis hurt, but no other complaints and nothing to see.
First morning pee today with unprecedented spray all over.
This morning in the car seat said his penis hurt again, belt adjustment helped.
Normal looking penis at 12:30 pee before nap.
Somewhat red and swollen penis at 2:30 pee after nap but I hardly paid attention.
Cranky as hell this afternoon.
Then at 5:30 pee a very swollen foreskin, with redness, then the penis narrows, then there is a dusky red and swollen lower third, meeting the body with normal color.
Pee has been painless so far since that one time weeks ago. No fevers so far.
Took warm bath before bed, and slathered with miconazole (anti fungal) at bedtime.
Dosed him with a little benedryl so I could check him more carefully after sleep, and I found a pus-like drainage, about 1- 2 cc volume, minimal odor but some slight smell, not sticky. When the flow stopped, I gooped him up with antibiotic ointment to counteract the sealing that the fluid was doing at the opening - that would otherwise really hurt in the am with first pee. I know this works against the miconazole, but that just didn't have the goop factor and I don't have any other ointments at hand. (I am 100% confident that I don't have to worry about stds so the fact that this would also ruin a culture didn't stop me.) Lymph nodes in the groin are palpable, not very large, but certainly present.
We haven't given any fever/ pain reducer since I want to follow that overnight, and I'll also be checking through the night for worsening redness or swelling. So far it's really limited to the penis.
We'll be seeing our trusted pro-intactivist md in the am.
Could this really just be separation? It's sooo dramatic, and it sure looks wrong, not like a healthy process... Wish we'd taken pics. Will try in the am if it's still notable.
AM update - cheerful, no fever, playing comfortably, possibly less angry red this am, and the tissue of the foreskin seems less fluid-filled - I had husband take a picture in the bath this am which I would share with established mdc members by request. His pee this am caused crying and complaints of pain "at the bottom" by which he meant the opening, not the penis itself. I tried to get him to pee in the water, so of course, toddler style, he stood up in the water to pee. No spray today.
Will lie in wait for the doc when the office opens.
Thanks for any thoughts you have time to share!