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A 32-year-old female asked:

My 6 yr son complaining of his penis burning. told him to use restroom again make sure he's empty, he says it still hurts.?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Have it checked: A 6yo usually doesn't make up stuff about their body parts. If he says it hurts, i would believe him. With this complaint, i often the penile opening has narrowed down to too small an opening & may need to be dilated. If the kid has a strong stream that is unlikely. Some also can get soap irritation if they clean the area vigorously.Rarely i've had a kid put an object in the hole & hurt it.
Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatric Urology 31 years experience
See your primary MD: Penile pain has many causes. Burning suggests inflammation which can be caused by soap in the urethra, urinary tract infection and even some types of autoimmune disorders. If uncircumcised, it can also be caused by inflammation/infection of the foreskin. See your md.

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