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DS Keeps Saying "My Penis Hurts"

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For about 2 weeks, my 4 year old keeps saying his penis hurts. Everytime I check, he seems to have an "erection." I've asked him to show me where it hurts. Sometimes he says the head and sometimes he says the stem. I took him to the doctor and he couldn't find anything. He checked for hernias and also checked his urine. The doctor said there was some very minor redness on the head and he gave me some ointment. Has anyone else experienced this? It's driving me crazy because every couple hours my son is complaining of pain. I wash his clothes in Tide Free, his underwear aren't too small. I applied vaseline just in case the skin was too dry while it was stretching. I don't know what else to do. The doctor says if the pain continues for another couple weeks, I should see a neurologist.
post #2 of 12
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The doctor says if the pain continues for another couple weeks, I should see a neurologist.


I think you mean a "urologist". The neurologist would be the "other" head Sorry that was just too funny to pass up.

But the only time my ds ever had any trouble, his was more with his testicles and it was so severe we ended up having to take him to the ER he was in such pain, and our pediatrician sent him to a pediatric urologist. Sorry don't have much info to help you.
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[QUOTE=aliadam]I think you mean a "urologist". The neurologist would be the "other" head Sorry that was just too funny to pass up.

That about made me spit out my drink!

Never have had that problem with my boys, maybe you should go ahead and schedule an appointment with the urologist just for peace of mind.
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[QUOTE=adkii]Fo Everytime I check, he seems to have an "erection." /QUOTE]

Do you think it could be just the pressure he is feeling from the erection? Did you tell the doctor that this happens when he says it hurts? I would let him know that for sure.
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Originally Posted by adkii View Post

Fo Everytime I check, he seems to have an "erection." /QUOTE]

Do you think it could be just the pressure he is feeling from the erection? Did you tell the doctor that this happens when he says it hurts? I would let him know that for sure.

I think it could be just pressure from the erection. I've checked it all over and can't see what else would cause the pain.

I mentioned it to the doctor but he still didn't offer any suggestions on what I could do, except just wait a little longer and if it continues take him to a urologist. He just mostly pulled the skin back and checked the head and testicles. A friend of mine has a 4 yr old and he went thru something similiar. His mom called it "growing pains".
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Originally Posted by aliadam View Post

I think you mean a "urologist". The neurologist would be the "other" head Sorry that was just too funny to pass up.

But the only time my ds ever had any trouble, his was more with his testicles and it was so severe we ended up having to take him to the ER he was in such pain, and our pediatrician sent him to a pediatric urologist. Sorry don't have much info to help you.

Okay, that really made me laugh!
post #7 of 12
My ds, 6, has had this problem, along with itching. The doctor blamed his pullups he was wearing at night (this started when he was 4) and prescribed different creams, some antifungal, some steroids. None really helped. He no longer wears pullups. He's going through a phase now, and we just applied Nystatin. I will do Lotrimin next. Either way, I think I'm going to just try good old fashioned diaper cream and see if it will help.

By the way, he was afraid of putting on cream before school because he was afraid his classmates would hear the squishing when he sits down.

The other things to try: Is his underwear getting too small and tight? Are his pants too heavy and getting tight? Men and boys don't wipe there after peeing, and I've got to think that opens the door to all kinds of things.

The other thing would be possibly your detergent. In spite of his Dr. saying he didn't need a urologist, I, too was ready to take him, and still may, if I need to.
post #8 of 12
We have been going through this with my six year old. He doesn't say it hurts, he says it feels "funky". I have no idea what is wrong with him. We went to the doctor and they tested the urine and couldn't find a darn thing wrong with him. He looked at everything and said he was fine. I thought it might be a urinary tract infection or something because he seemed to be peeing more often and he wet the bed a couple of times which he never does. Nope - not the problem. Then we thought maybe he was getting erections and just didn't know what they were so my dh talked about that until the subject was exhausted and nope, not that either. I have never heard of growing pains down there, but then again, I don't have a penis. So if you get an answer, please let us know!
post #9 of 12
My son says the exact same thing! He tends to touch it a alot and when I ask him why he's doing that he says it itches. I took him to his dr. and he also said there's nothing wrong with his penis. No UTI, nothing. So I wonder if maybe he just likes touching it. You know, to make sure it's still there!
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I think you mean a "urologist". The neurologist would be the "other" head Sorry that was just too funny to pass up.

Okay, I realize this is a 3 year old thread brought up by a spammer, but when I read this comment, I laughed until I cried.
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