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7 year old with UTI has swelling in the penis. What to do?

Hi, is it normal for a 7 year old boy to be ballooning while urinating, he is also spraying, not urinating. At he moment he has a Uti and is taking medicine. He has been ballooning with quiet a long time now. My doctor advised to try pulling back the foreskin as it is nearly closed..he has sent a referral to the specialist by does this mean circumcision?
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
I understand your concern.
UTI due to phimosis will require an operation (circumcision). The skin will not recede in a 7 year old child.
Please plan for an operation after the treatment for UTI is over.
Recurrent UTI due to phimosis could lead to kidney damage.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Do not worry we are there to help you out.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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