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Child complains of penis pain when it sticks out straight, feels better when he pushes it in, white bumps on foreskin. Is this normal?

My four year old son says his penis hurts when it sticks out straight. I assume he is referring to an erection but it happens several times a day. (Maybe 6-7 times) He says it feels better if he pushes it in. He was circumcised when he was two and since has developed some small white bumps on the bottom side (my hubby says the foreskin ). Are these things normal? Is ther something wrong? Should we take him to the doctor?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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Hello there,

Penile erections can occur in all age groups. Even newborns can have penile erections during certain stages of sleep. So it is not unnatural for your child to have penile erections.

Painful and sustained erection is called priapsim and is seen in certain conditions like Sickle cell anemia. There maybe no association of this condition with circumcision performed at the age of 2 years.

However, before we arrive at any diagnosis it is better to get a complete evaluation of your child's problem with a Pediatric Urologist first.

Remember these conditions need to be addressed at the earliest so get an appointment soon.

Take care.
Answered: Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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