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A 37-year-old female asked about a male:

3.5 year old son's penile head is red, sore, swollen from today. retracting foreskin gently i saw penile head is blue, a bit smelly. infection?trauma?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Could be infection: Take him in to be seen and get proper diagnosis and treatment.
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
The bluish discoloration may be a sign of restricted blood flow. You might consider a trip to your doctor or to a Urologist for a more specific answer and treatment
Jul 22, 2014
Last updated Jul 22, 2014

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