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My 5yo just said his penis hurt when he pressed it so I looked at it. On the side it's kinda pink and swollen. I checked for signs of infection and there are none that I notice. Any ideas what to do for him or what it may be? Never had this happen before


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Odds are he is having separation. During that time he might have spots of pain an irritation. You can apply OTC bacatracin ointment to aid in healing and help protect the area a bit so that it dosnt hurt as much.
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Odds are he is having separation. During that time he might have spots of pain an irritation. You can apply OTC bacatracin ointment to aid in healing and help protect the area a bit so that it dosnt hurt as much.

Thanks. I just talked to the nurse and she said that if it doesn't go away in 24 hours or if it gets worse to take him in. I am really nervous to take him anywhere because of the lack of knowledge about uncirc'd boys. Hopefully it is cleared up by tomorrow.


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Any insight would really be helpful... it's been a few hours, he's still complaining that it hurts after he pees and I cant get him to go to sleep. He has been able to urinate, there is no pus, no fever, no signs of any infection whatsoever just pain and swelling at the head and not the urethra. The skin still pulls back (he doesnt retract yet) to expose his urethra but the pain is still persistent. I really do not know what to do or if I should go to the doctor... I am wondering if this could just be the skin separating from the head or if it seems like something more. Any insight would be helpful, please. 


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How is your son now, OP?  From reading here, it sounds like it's possible its separation but it may also be something else.  Our genitals are supposed to b e inhabited by lots of friendly bacteria but most of us don't have the right balance of them due to a huge number of factors.  I speculate that a good deal of the problems that come up w/ intact boys who have never been forcibly retracted are due to lack of healthy, friendly bacteria in/on the body.  I can elaborate if you are interested.

 

What I've read has helped others who have been nervous about dealing w/ intact ignorant medical people is to just remind them that the foreskin is not the problem, what would they do if this were a girl?  It's highly unlikely that they'd recommend cutting off parts of a girl (although at one time female circumcision & other genital mutilations were recommended for girls here & it was legal until 1997, I think it was) although some insurance used to cover that.  You may have to become a broken record - circ is not an option, circ is not an option, lather, rinse, repeat.

 

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Thanks everyone. Actually the nurse practitioner gave him antibiotics and it cleared right up after the first day and now it's back to normal! I speculate it may have been from a scratch that let bacteria in.

BUT while the nurse practitioner was great his doctor at the follow up was horrible. He said that his father-in-law was getting circumcised because he is too old to care for his penis now. He also told me to retract the skin because my son is 5 and should have been retractae by now :/ ridiculous!

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Thanks everyone. Actually the nurse practitioner gave him antibiotics and it cleared right up after the first day and now it's back to normal! I speculate it may have been from a scratch that let bacteria in.

BUT while the nurse practitioner was great his doctor at the follow up was horrible. He said that his father-in-law was getting circumcised because he is too old to care for his penis now. He also told me to retract the skin because my son is 5 and should have been retractae by now :/ ridiculous!

I believe it's Doctors Opposing Circumcision who will send out information to practitioners who are woefully ignorant as that doctor is.  He's "practicing" medicine based on his father's choices?!?!  I think it's The WHole Network who will also do the same. (Both have websites that are their names.)  I hope you'll stay as far away from that "doctor," as possible!
 

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Thank you so much, def gonna look into that! I was wondering why he's discussing another mans penis to me and in front of my son! It made us both very uncomfortable. The problem my son was having had nothing to do with circumcision at all...

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