Have him pee with his penis in a cup of warm water and watch it for 24 hours, if signs of infection (swelling, discharge, fever) crop up then see the doc. But the warm water should take care of the pain...with separation sometimes there are sore spots and the urine can really make them burn.<br><br>
Also pee in warm bath would work!
Oh, just reread and saw the blood thing...hmmm....it COULD be from a tear in the foreskin but I am not sure...hopefully someone will have more info on that. I might go in to see an intact friendly doc becuase of the blood, but I get kinda freaked by blood...hopefully someone else will have more info for you on that.<br><br>
UNtil then, the warm water thing should dilute the urine and make it not so painful to pee.
Definitely ask for a clean catch baggie method. If its negative, it's negative, if it's positive then the doc might ask for cath if there are no other symptoms still...but if he's pretty symptomatic and positive with the baggie, I would just start treatment.
It sounds like separation to me - it's what happened to my DS, and it ended up being just separation. It went away within a couple days. Baths seemed to help.<br><br>
If you do take him in, make sure you see a doctor that you trust to know a thing or two about the intact penis. Don't let anyone retract him!
I would go with warm baths and peeing in cup until tomorrow morning and go from there. Let us know how he does <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
Or cranberry jelly-- has the same good stuff, but kids will eat it. Call it "jello" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Hope he feels better soon.
Just so you know, my ds1 (marked with my ignorance) would have episodes of blood hurdling screams, holding his penis crying out bloody murder that his penis hurt. I'm not exaggerating! My other intact ds's have never had any problems. I bring this up to say that circumcised boys can go through this too.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br>
Hope he gets better soon.
Does his foreskin balloon when he urinates? If it does, and that's new, I would consider that to be a really sure sign of separation. If it gets better instead of worse over the next 24 hours, that would be the clincher, I would think.<br><br>
It happened to my son -- right after his 4th birthday. It lasted under two days, and it hasn't happened since. It was pretty scary for those couple of days, but it's really, really normal, and no more big of a deal than losing baby teeth.<br><br>
Keep us posted, OK?
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I totally understand your feelings regarding his privacy and also your need to get good information that can help him now.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">He is almost 4 yo. It started this morning - he woke up screaming saying his penis hurt. He wears pullups to bed still and was urinating. I don't remember seeing him in that much pain before. It's happened 3 more times today - he pees and halfway through it starts hurting and he's screaming/crying and holding his penis. His penis is also very sore to touch and a bit swollen. Not red, no fever. His pullup this morning did have a bit of blood on it.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Is this just separation? He is in A LOT of pain. I feel AWFUL for him and he's scared to go to the potty now.</div>
Same thing happened to my son a couple of months ago. here is the thread <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=764593" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=764593</a><br>
Basically, I would make him a warm bath with some TTO and backing soda every time he needed to pee that day (it was 3 or 4 times). Tons of smegma was comming out every time he peed and by the end of the day he was fine. He started balloning ever since.
It sure sounds like separation to me. DS went through this at 3 years old. The ballooning had started prior to that, but the amount that was ballooning was becoming a larger area. He would say it hurt to pee and would cry. At the time I sent a PM to Frankly Speaking and he reassured me that it was most likely separation. I took DS to the doctor anyway and they did the test for UTI. No UTI, but the pain was there for a couple of days. Then, all of a sudden it stopped. I gave him soaks in the tub and that seemed to help. DS is still not retractable and still has ballooning because the tip is tight, but the foreskin has separated. Eventually, the tip will widen and he will become retractable because the foreskin has already separated. Oh...and just like Yulia R said - there was quite a bit of smegma coming out of the tip when he peed. I can imagine that it has to hurt, because the urine causes the skin to pull away from the glans because of the ballooning. But once all that separation happens, then it is done! The urine is sterile, so an infection should not occur. It stings because of the ammonia in it, if I'm not mistaken. It would be like peeing on an open wound. Ouch!<br><br>
Keep us posted!