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What could white chalky stain discharge in a 4 yr old boy indicate?

Yes, I just discovered a white chalky stain in my 4 yr old sons underwear. He bathes daily, I have taught him to wash his genitals and I supervise to be sure he washes everything . He is gentle but through. He has not complained of any pain or anything, no signs of redness or swelling etc. I have noticed since being potty trained that he does not seem to urinate very often for as much liqued as he drinks and he does drink alot of calcium enriched orange juice. Any ideas?
Tue, 16 Sep 2014
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Chalky discharge in underwear is calcium cystals and nothing else. if the child is not having any problem then there is not much to worry. try to estimate 24 hour urine output and get a Urine calcium creatinine ratio done. If they are normal you have to get concerned. Tell him to drink plenty of water all day long.
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What could white chalky stain discharge in a 4 yr old boy indicate?

Chalky discharge in underwear is calcium cystals and nothing else. if the child is not having any problem then there is not much to worry. try to estimate 24 hour urine output and get a Urine calcium creatinine ratio done. If they are normal you have to get concerned. Tell him to drink plenty of water all day long.