This is going to be a little abbreviated because I have three kids running around like maniacs, but I would love some advice or BTDT. My ds (5) has complained of pain in his penis since last night. This morning it was very swollen and painful and by afternoon he was running a slight fever. I spent a ton of time searching and reading the forum this afternoon and read a lot of good information. I tried warm baking soda baths and Motrin to ease his discomfort but ultimately decided to take him in. He was referred to a pediatric urologist at the local Children's hospital.
I've been searching since I got home and found this link:
The photograph looks EXACTLY like what is going on with my ds right now. Does anyone have any experience with this before I go in and see the urologist. I would like to be educated in case they start trying to retract him or suggest circumcision. While the doctor may be completely knowledgeable about the intact penis, and I hate to jump to conclusions, I want to be prepared in case he or she is not. The doctor we saw today, for example, was very nice but did not have any idea what I was talking about most of the time and did not even really understand what I was saying when I mentioned that my ds was not retractable and not to retract him during the exam.
In the meantime we were prescribed an antibiotic that he will start tonight.
Thanks so much for any been there, done that info you might have!! I really appreciate any and all information. The mama in me is a little worried, scared, and panicky when I see how red and swollen he is.