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Child having something like a grain of rice stuck inside the penis with both ends visible. What could it be?

My 3-year-old son has something on the top of his penis shaft, just below the head (he is circumcized) that looks like a blackhead pimple . It looks like it could be squeezed or tweezed and it would come out. It also looks kind of like a splinter or a grain of rice stuck under the skin. It appears also that both ends of it are visible, like it went in through the skin. He says it doesn t hurt and he did not flinch when I touched it to see what it was, though he didn t want me messing with it. I noticed it a couple of days ago. Any advice?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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There is something called sebum which is an oily sectretion which is normally produced from skin glands of penis. Sometimes the sebum gets clogged after circumcision, and this is what I guess you might have seen. If it is indeed trapped sebum, it is not something to be worried about, and if you can see both the ends, try expressing it out very gently without any major discomfort to your boy and it comes out like toothpaste from a tube. On the other hand, if you have difficulty in bringing it out or if your child has pain or fever, a better option would be to let a surgeon or urologist manage it.
Answered: Thu, 29 Aug 2013
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