My 10 year boy complains that his penis hurts when he has to go to the bathroom, so he can't aim. No dad around to ask. Does this sound normal?
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Michelle - posted on 11/14/2011
Actually my brother who was 18 years youger than I went threw the same problem. My Grandma didnt want to deal with potty training him so she kept him in diapers. His circuimcision had closed up, she he was having difficulties urinating. Not sure if this is the reason, but he cried when he went to the bathroom, and made a mess trying to aim :)
Sharon - posted on 11/13/2011
This used to happen to my son all the time. I still don't really know what was wrong (nor did Dr's!) but we fumbled through and he does not have trouble now. An infection is definitely a possibility so get him checked out. Other than that we used to use some anti-fungal cream on the tip and, as he was uncircumcised, showed him how to pull his foreskin back gently (not too much) which helped his aim. If the problem is a fungal infection (as opposed to or in addition to a bladder infection) then you usually need to use the anti-fungal cream for at least a week, but your Dr would be able to advise.
Dana - posted on 01/19/2013
I let my husband make the decision whether to circumcise our son or not, because I didn't know anything about it, except my husband is not, and he said it never caused him any problems. Around that same time, I was reading article on the internet that sometimes circumcisions take off too much foreskin and cause the penis to be too tight and painful. I made it clear to my husband that this was going to have to be his responsibility to teach him how to clean himself and so on. But I bet you can guess what happened. He didn't do squat. My son is 12 now, and I believe he has figured a lot of it out for himself, but when he was 5-6 yrs old he had an infection, and would NOT let us try to gently pull his forskin back. The doctor we took him to had NO MERCY on my baby pulling it back and he screamed and screamed. We had to go back to this doctor 3 times. It was a nightmare. Our son had to miss 3 weeks of school (he was in 1st grade) because it hurt him to walk). I was furious to say the least at my husband, but I took it upon myself from that point on to take care of him, and explain the birds and the bees and everything. My husband has not taught him squat. Thank God my son apparently knows how to take care of himself now, and this experience opened all sorts of things up between us, and we can talk about anything now. My son trusts me over his father any day of the week. I know he loves his father with all his heart, but he sees some of his shortcomings, so he comes to me instead. And you are right. Even at home, we had to pull his skin back every single night and apply the cream, and it was a scream session everytime.l I would leave the room in tears. There is an official name for the condition, I believe it is phimosis. Good luck and please take care of your little boys. This is truly a horrible experience for them :(
Traci - posted on 01/10/2013
I'm searching the internet this very evening to find an answer to this question... Please post what the diagnosis was for your son.
Tonight, as I was praying with my 9 yr old son, he gave me this same complaint that your son had. Since he's such a 'quiet boy' I'm thinking this has been going on for quite a while, especially after reading about the "AIMING" part. (I've been wiping pee off all of my toilets for the longest time!!)
Thank You in advance for your response. Be Blessed!
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