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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

Penis Pain in Child

08/10/2009

Question:

My son is 5 years and 5 months old. He is complaining of Penis pain frequently. We showed him to pediatricition. They conducted some tests of urine and they say everything is normal. We are worried if it is geniune pain or not. There is no redness or swelling or fever. He was circumsiced when he was 2 years old.

Answer:

That is a difficult question to answer. Most causes of penile pain are obvious, such as penile skin infection, urinary infection (painful urination), or painful erections. However, some boys with significant constipation experience periodic pain in the penis, perineum (between the scrotum and anus), or abdomen. I would pay close attention to your son's bowel movements and consider giving him Miralax (glycolax) powder each morning and be certain that he has regular soft bowel movements.

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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