My son is of course not yet at all retractable, and was sitting around playing with himself yesterday morning. Later in the day he began to complain that his penis was hurting him and wouldn't let me come near it. But it was swollen near the glans and slightly red. We've had these issues before with smegma build up and it hurts the first day, then the next day after a bath it gets itchy and the smegma works its way out. It's just thick and white.
Well, this morning he woke up saying it still hurts, but not as much. I let him run around with no pants and he seemed to be able to play with it fine and push on it with no pain. I gave him a looooong soak in the bath but as I was drying him I noticed a green discharge. It just all kind of came out, but didn't seem to hurt him. He let me squeeze it all out gently and he's no longer swollen.
So is this a good or bad sign? The green was scary, but the fact that he's not in pain anymore is encouraging....
Writer/Designer/Hip Hippie Russian Mama to T (3yo) and K(4mo)
Hmmm, I can see where the green would be a little unnerving. Perhaps you could contact Marilyn Milos, the RN who runs NOCIRC.
Only thing I can think of is does your son take probiotics? I recently had some irritation & I applied probiotics to my irritated parts twice two days apart & it felt better instantly. My ds2's foreskin has been much deeper pink lately. If he'd let me, I'd apply his probiotic to him (there is a different between adult & infant/childrens probiotics; children have different strains of bacteria in their guts until the age of natural weaning, also the time when they loose their baby teeth. If you are going to use probiotics, I'd suggest using infant/child formulas vs. adult.)