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Sons willy has swollen! Help

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16more Tue 11-Aug-20 21:16:54

He’s just come in the front room and said his willy hurts. Had a look and it’s ballooned at the end as if something is wrapped around it and looks very very red and sore. Just had a google and it looks like it must be Balanitis. He reckons it’s only just started hurting. Does he need to see a doctor now or can it wait till the morning? Times like this I wish his dad was around to tell me!

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cosmo30 Tue 11-Aug-20 21:17:45

Give 111 a call?

caramac04 Tue 11-Aug-20 21:19:41

Definitely seek advice tonight. Agree 111 but if swelling gets worse then A&E

Yearinyearout Tue 11-Aug-20 21:24:22

Sounds like balanitis, will need antibiotics. My DS had it when he was about 6.

Ronia Tue 11-Aug-20 21:25:33

My ds has had similar. Got antibiotic cream but salt water baths often helped a lot too.

Bloomburger Tue 11-Aug-20 21:26:59

DS had this and needed to be circumcised after a short course of antibiotics. A nice bath and some paracetamol might help until you can see a doctor.

itsgettingweird Tue 11-Aug-20 21:27:06

My son also had balonitis.

Ring 111. It can be serious.

They are likely to send antibiotics to pharmacy as a first start for this evening and may suggest actually having a check up tomorrow.

slipperywhensparticus Tue 11-Aug-20 21:27:46

are you sure nothing is wrapped around it?

Can he still pee?

16more Tue 11-Aug-20 21:31:54

Just spoke to 111 and they’re saying he needs to be seen tonight. Looks really sore

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hopeishere Tue 11-Aug-20 21:32:55

Yeah it's really horrible. Antibiotics will sort it. Poor wee chap.

FenellaMaxwell Tue 11-Aug-20 21:34:27

Did you check for a hair tourniquet?

Grandmi Tue 11-Aug-20 21:35:31

My son had this problem and had to have GA to reduce his foreskin...AE Asap!! Hope he feels more comfy later .

16more Tue 11-Aug-20 21:36:53

@FenellaMaxwell yes I was hoping that’s what it was but can’t see anything. Shone a torch on it and it just looks like it’s going to pop. Doesn’t help that I’m squeamish though

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Choconuttolata Tue 11-Aug-20 21:39:10

Are you sure it is balanitis and not phimosis or paraphimosis (look at some pics), these can be an emergency, phone 111 if it looks like this.

Oly4 Tue 11-Aug-20 21:40:41

I’d go to A&E for this

namesnamesnamesnames Tue 11-Aug-20 21:42:05

Poor love, how awful. Hope he's better very soon.

16more Tue 11-Aug-20 21:52:04

@Choconuttolata could well be. But not sure it’s swelling in the right place or not? We’re off to a+e now anyway so will see what they say.

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optimisticpessimist01 Tue 11-Aug-20 21:54:20

Ow bless him. I'd take a trip to A&E, I had to go recently and was in and out within half an hour

itsgettingweird Tue 11-Aug-20 21:58:42


*@Choconuttolata* could well be. But not sure it’s swelling in the right place or not? We’re off to a+e now anyway so will see what they say.

Hope everything's ok. And hand hold for you because it's a scary thing being told your child needs to go to hospital thanks

EnoughAlready2020 Tue 11-Aug-20 22:07:32

Pls don't worry. My son had this and it turned out he needed a circumcision. It's quite scary especially if your son has never had surgery but it was over so quickly and my son is so much happier now it's fixed.

BenoneBeauty Tue 11-Aug-20 22:22:30

Hope your DS is ok.

Elmo311 Tue 11-Aug-20 22:26:27

I hope he will be ok x

frustrationcentral Tue 11-Aug-20 22:29:08

Ah poor chap! Hope he's feeling better soon

ohfourfoxache Tue 11-Aug-20 23:42:30

Oh bless him sad

Hope he’s more comfortable soon

16more Wed 12-Aug-20 00:39:40

Thank you everyone xx we’ve been seen now just waiting for anti biotics. @Choconuttolata it was indeed phimosis!

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