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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

Inverted penis

06/11/2008

Question:

Can inverted penis be painful in a newborn? He is scheduled for surgery at nine months, but he cries all the time. They have run several tests and find nothing.

Answer:

The condition only would be painful if he has difficulty urinating or has a distended bladder because he has difficulty urinating. That concern can be answered by obtaining a renal and bladder ultrasound, which would be certain that the bladder is not distended, and that the kidneys look normal.

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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