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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

2 year old boy crying when cleaning his circu



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


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