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A 26-year-old male asked:

My 21 month son is saying his penis is sore?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: It's very hard to tell what a 21-month-old means when he says something. The key is detective work, where parents and doctor try to find out EXACTLY what a child means but WITHOUT giving the child any biases. That means open ended questions without suggesting any answers. Hard to do, but that's the key. Also, avoid unintentionally conditioning a toddler to "report things" that aren't "reportable."

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