Strange odor.?

Chantelle - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Lately Ive been noticing a strange odor coming from my son's penis. Ive had him in pull-ups during the day time, and at night time I put him in diapers so he doesn't haven any accidents at night time, There is no odor when he is in the pull-ups during the day time, I put a diaper on him when he gets out of the tub at 7:30 and than I change him again at 8 before he goes to bed, and every time I changed him before he goes to bed the odor is back. I bathe my son every night, and clean his privates properly, and I change him often. I don't know what this odor is from and why it only happens when he is in a diaper!! Can someone please tell me what it is and if I should bring him into the doctors to get it checked out?

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Teri - posted on 04/19/2010

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is he circumcised? it is possible that "shmam" collects in the remaining foreskin -- your dr can squeeze it out (sorry for the gross visual) my son had this -- he ultimately needed a re-circ. but I think this trapped "stuff" is normal... your pedi should be able to help identify if there's anything wrong.

Louise - posted on 04/19/2010

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Take him for a check up this could be a urine infection or a yeast infection, yep boys get them too. It's worth getting it checked out just to be safe.

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