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little bit of blood

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My 6 year old son has seen a bit a blood coming out the tip of his uncircumsized penis. It has happened 3 times now spread over 2 weeks. The first time he noticed it in bed, the other times when urinating. It's not clear that it is tied to urination. It makes a couple of small dabs on a tissue.

 

He doesn't have any other signs of a urinary tract infection which is the only thing I saw when I googled.

 

Any thoughts on what it could be? I was kind of waiting to see if it happened again but now need to take him to a doctor. And I'm nervous because we don't have a regular doctor. So I won't know if they will want to retract him..

 

And thoughts appreciated.

post #2 of 5
It could be that he is going to the normal retraction process which can have bleeding involved. Here is a thread you might find helpful http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=764732
post #3 of 5

Possibly he injured it slightly while playing with it.

 

You don't need to see the Dr to check for a UTI, you just need to send a urine sample to a lab.  I'm not sure how to arrange that with out a regular Dr though.

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Thanks you all. Eepster, that's what I'm thinking--he may be trying to retract it and cause the bleeding. It happened again today though so I'm going to get it checked out.

post #5 of 5
Be sure to not let the Dr. push the skin back at all. You really dont want to risk him causing further injury at this point.
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