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why does my 5yr old son have penis pain?

Is penis pain normal for a 5yr old?
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replied February 27th, 2017
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Without examining him in person, it is difficult to determine the reason for your son’s pain.

If the base of his penis was swollen, there may have been some fluid retention.

if there was any redness on the shaft or the tip, a slight infection might have been present.

In addition, it is also possible that your son might feel normal penile erections to be a discomfort and describe it as a pain.

Although most boys will be able to pull back the foreskin somewhat by age five or six, some boys will not be able to do so until puberty.

In the meantime, make certain that he can urinate with a good stream and that he does not experience any pain, redness or infections. Teach him to clean the area gently with soap and water, then leave him to it, letting him know he can talk to you anytime about concerns he might have.

I hope this helps.

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