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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

2 year old boy crying when cleaning his circu

03/04/2008

Question:

My 2 year old has been crying when we clean his penis. He was circumsized when he was 2 days old. But now if we touch it to clean it, he cries, Is this an indication that something is wrong

Answer:

Some irritation or sensitivity of the penis is normal. It would only be a problem if there were significant inflammation or redness.

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Response by:

Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University