Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Liz | 2011-08-09


15 Month old son

Good Day, My son is 15 months old. His penis is swollen and there is some white discharge on the tip and a bit red. what is this? is it painful because he is now not sleeping at all at night.

Expert's Reply



This sounds like an infection of the tip of his penis which is called 'phymosis'. He should be seen by a doctor.

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Posted by: WJA | 2011-08-10

Sorry, but that is total nonsense.

Phimosis refers to the inability to retract the distal foreskin over the glans penis. Physiologic phimosis occurs naturally in newborn males. Pathologic phimosis defines an inability to retract the foreskin after it was previously retractible or after puberty, usually secondary to distal scarring of the foreskin.

Sounds like your son has an infection that can be treated with anit-biotics.

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