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I just changed my sons diaper his penis is red and a little swelled what should I do ?

I just changed my sons diaper his penis is red and a little swelled what should I do ?

Examine the area: This tissue is sensitive and will become irritated & red in response to bug bites.They usually leave a small bump surrounded by swelling & redness.Cleaning agents in wipes can also trigger this. If its just a little red or & the kid doesn't seem irritated, you can monitor the issue.Make sure no hair is wrapped around the shaft or if found use a glob of nair to dissolve it.If bad seek exam. ...Read more

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My son is 18 months and i changed his diaper and i see his penis is swolllen. What do I do?

My son is 18 months and i changed his diaper and i see his penis is swolllen. What do I do?

Have evaluated: Most of these turn out to be a bug bite that triggers the swelling and may take some time to subside. I would have his doc look it over and be sure.They usually itch and the kids scratching will prolong the problem. ...Read more

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I have noticed during diaper changes that my 3.5month olds penis tip is dark blue. Just that area, what causes that? Should I have him seen?

Probably normal: Many moms have consulted me about baby with purple or dark blus appearance of glans penis. This is normal. Should not need to be seen, but you can always email a photograph to your pediatrician, who can either comment upon it or forward it to his friendly pediatric urologist who should be happy to comment. ...Read more

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My son has orange peachy spots in his diaper from time to time, it is usually one small spot where his penis would lay,pls what could this be?

My son has orange peachy spots in his diaper from time to time, it is usually one small spot where his penis would lay,pls what could this be?

Diaper structure: Fibers and chemicals in the absorptive padding in disposable diapers can react with urine and leave a pink or orange stain on the lining. This is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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When changing my 8 month old sons diaper I have noticed sometimes that his penis is erect. Is this normal? I didn't think this happened until puberty

When changing my 8 month old sons diaper I have noticed sometimes that his penis is erect. Is this normal? I didn't think this happened until puberty

Designed to do so : The newborn or infant penis is fully capable of forming an erection from birth on. I occasionally see it when i prepare for their circumcision. It is usually transient & has no particular significance. ...Read more

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I came to change my 3mo old diaper and i saw his penis is bleeding from the tip. He is not circumcised. What could have caused this.

I came to change my 3mo old  diaper and i saw his penis is bleeding from the tip. He is not circumcised. What could have caused this.

Bleeding penis: One possibility is a tear in the tissue that connects the foreskin to the head of the penis in a young boy. Please have your doc look at him to give a diagnosis and treatment if needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My 4 month old's penis is swollen and red around the foreskin. He's circumcised. We wipe it with every diaper change. No pain. What could this be?

??Diaper Rash??: It's very likely it's a type of diaper rash (skin yeast infection). Keep it clean and dry as best you can, but it's best to let the pediatrician see what's going on. ...Read more

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