Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mom | 2011-07-04


Private parts looks swollen

Good morning all.
My son is 2 years old and it appears that his left " egg"  is larger than the right " egg"  in fact it looks like his whole private part, except for the penis itself is swollen. Im not sure if its just my imagination, but I dont know what to do, because its not painfull. He does not attend crech.
Please advise urgently as it is stressing me out.

Expert's Reply



This may be due to a hernia called a fluid hernia or it may be due to another kind of hernia called an inguinal hernia. These hernias are not dangerous in any way and as you correctly mantion neither of these hernias causes any pain. Please take him to see your paediatrician so that a diagnosis can be made and your son can be referred to the correct specialist if this is required.

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Posted by: jerri bradburn | 2011-07-15

my husbands private parts are swollen and red and he will soon be 60 years old.should he tell his doctor when he goes to see him.he said it does not itch or burn but it is real red and swollen.

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