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In addition, the tip of his penis is red and apparently sore. He said "ouch" when I put ointment on him.<br>
His foreskin doesn't yet retract even a little.<br><br>
I was thinking UTI, but he doesn't have a fever and plus he is sore when not peeing.<br>
I am giving him cranberry extract just in case (can't hurt), but I'd rather keep an eye on it than rush him in and have docs trying to cath hm and/or retract his foreskin.<br><br>
WDYT?
 

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I am thinking foreskin seperation. This can happen to boys usually before 5 or so it's a growing pain that a few might experience. As the foreskin separates it can leave some raw spots where it was once attached which might sting when he urinates. It should pass. We have a thread that talks about it which I'll bump up for you.<br><br>
In addition to painful urination and occasionally a fever, a UTI would proabably also have frequent urination, cramping in the pelvic area or back and the urine often has a strong smell, looks cloudy, or contains blood. This is a sign of pyuria, or a high white blood cell count in the urine, and is a very reliable indicator of urinary tract infections.<br><br>
I'll bump the thread for you and I am betting separation.
 

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I agree with jw sounds like seperation issues. There are tips in the seperation issue thread on how to deal with it.
 

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Thank you so much! I'll go and read that thread. He has none of the classic UTI symptoms.<br>
I'll try a long bath and keep and eye on him.
 

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Also consider if he has any swelling or discharge it might be yeast. When my son was two he spent a lot of time in wet swim diapers and developed a yeast infection. He complained that it hurt when he would pee, he had a lot of swelling that happened over 24 hours (we first thought it might be separation but the swelling caused concern) and then he developed a discharge.<br><br>
We bought some OTC yeast cream (Monistat or something like that) and it took about 10 days of smearing it all over his penis and leaving a glob of it on the tip of his foreskin at each diaper change to clear it up.<br><br>
Hope he's feeling better soon!
 

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Yes, could be just normal separation especially if you can rule everything else out. DS had this happen 2-3 times now, and it never lasted more than 2-3 days.<br><br>
What you can do is try to get him to pee in water, like in the tub or in a cup. Make sure the whole penis is submerged in the water. This should help dilute it and take the sting away. I tried with mine but since I never had him pee in the water before, on purpose, he wouldn't do it.
 

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No swelling at this point, but I'll keep an eye out for discharge.<br>
He's no longer red, but he's still freaking out a little when he pees (not like yesterday, though).<br>
Hopefully he is on the upswing.
 

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Put baking soda in his bath , it really does help.
 

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Thank you! I'll do that.<br>
Does it matter how much? I'll try a cup or so.<br><br>
I keep taking his temp and no fever, but he cried tears last time he peed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
Otherwise, he runs around like everything is just fine.<br>
I feel really helpless and I hope this quits soon.
 

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I never measure but you probably don't need a whole cup though. Baking soda baths really helped last year when my ds1 was having soreness , swelling and stinging when he peed. It cleared up in a couple days after I started giving him baking soda baths. I also gave him at least one vinegar bath too (Ijust pour some in but you want to make sure you dilute it enough).<br><br>
I hope it's all better soon!
 
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