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post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by orangefoot View Post


Out of interest, are the mothers of daughters checking the correct functioning of their erectile tissues too?

I have two daughters who are 10 and 14.  I don't check the function of their erectile tissues.  I'm not even sure how I would. 

post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by Viola View Post
 

I have two daughters who are 10 and 14.  I don't check the function of their erectile tissues.  I'm not even sure how I would. 


It's a lot less invasive with boys. Erections are pretty obvious. I'm not sure one could check a girl for this without really invading her privacy and personal space. With boys, their clothing "tents" so it's easy to see if it is or isn't happening, and as not having erections can cause problems later in life, I think a boy who is not having erections should at least be taken to a doctor for a baseline check up. If the Ped doesn't give a satisfactory answer then a urologist (preferably a Ped Urologist) and a endocrinologist should probably be consulted.


Edited by MaggieLC - 11/12/13 at 8:13am
post #23 of 24

This is just...I'm baffled...why would...?  I'm shaking my head.

 

What if the son hadn't mentioned that he's never had an erection? 

 

No, I haven't seen my son undressed since he was 6, maybe 7 y.o. 

 

I'd be curious to know if the OP ever found something wrong with her son, related to his 10 y.o. ED.

post #24 of 24
Her son *told* her unprompted. It is unusual for a boy to *never* have had an erection. Once she knew about it, getting it checked was the right thing to do. If he'd never mentioned it and it was a serious issue then I imagine she would have noticed when he didn't start puberty and had the same investigations done then. This way they have a 4-6 year head start. I don't understand why this is so perplexing for people. The OP wasn't quizzing her child on his habits or peeking through the bathroom keyhole! He mentioned something strange, she investigated. Maybe it was nothing, maybe they had the chance to act on something sooner rather than later.
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