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DS, 3, keeps saying his willy hurts

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VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 15-Aug-08 21:38:46

But its only when its gone a bit hard. Could it be a tight foreskin?

Califrau Fri 15-Aug-08 21:53:12

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psychomum5 Fri 15-Aug-08 22:03:56

could just be that he doesn;t understand the feelings of it being hard.

DS1 kept telling his nursery teacher that his willy hurt.......careful questioning led us to realise that it was when is was hard only, and he does not have a tight foreskin!

Califrau Fri 15-Aug-08 22:09:41

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VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 15-Aug-08 22:12:35

I did wonder that psychomum. He seems in some genuine discomfort though.

psychomum5 Fri 15-Aug-08 22:12:40

aww at 'tummy cold'.

you will miss those little sayings as he grows.....I know I do with mine.

DD1 used to tell me her arm had 'fizzy pop' inside instead of pins and needles...

psychomum5 Fri 15-Aug-08 22:14:52

are you able to retract his foreskin at all??

it may be may also just feel odd. ((and they do get quite concerned with their willies once they really find themwink)), and the hardness can scare them quite a bit too!

MmeLindt Fri 15-Aug-08 22:17:29

DD (4yo) says this when he has an erection (only just started happening a couple of months ago)

We were at the paed last week and he said that the foreskin was ok, just that some DS just don't know what is happening and how to express themselves.

He pokes and fiddles with it for a while then later on will say, "Willy all better now!"

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 15-Aug-08 22:20:02

Paediatrician said you shouldnt retract the foreskin. (We got a referral about 18 months ago because apparently his foreskin looked a bit tight (according to my mum who knows of these things - all three of my brothers had to be circumsized). But all was okay apparently.

psychomum5 Fri 15-Aug-08 22:32:32

well, no, you shouldn;t really as it can apparently cause problems, but I did with DS1 a little when he was complaining, more to ensure it was 'movable' IYGWIM, rather than pull it right back, for our own reassurance.

DS1 ended up pulling his right back not long after tho as he got chicken pox, and lots were right under his foreskin and he was in terrible pain......needed antibiotics for it in the end, but more because the spots got infected rather than him doing damage pulling it back 'too soon'.

DS2 has spent the last few weeks comparing himself to his brother.....his has not retracted as will soon given how much he has started fiddlinghmm

penis envy starts very young I have foundwink!

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 15-Aug-08 22:37:33

LOL! DS already obsesses about willies.

In fact, he thinks everyone has willies in their mouths too......

Pannacotta Fri 15-Aug-08 22:42:11

My DS1 is 3 and keeps saying that his willy is "too big", ie he has an erection.
Rather more embarassing is that when this happens he has a habit of getting it out to show me!!

But it does seem to bother/spook him and he seems quite distressed by it, poor lamb!

Was a bit blush yesterday when he came and told me that his willy was too big in front of our new plumber!

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 15-Aug-08 23:18:33

LOL! Did you say "well, you take after your father, darling"???? grin

Pannacotta Sat 16-Aug-08 10:34:06

No I didnt, that would have been a good answer grin, am not very quick thinking like that!

peasoup Sat 16-Aug-08 10:37:09

Did you tell him there's no such thing as TOO big? wink

madcol Sat 16-Aug-08 10:40:23

WRT sore willy. Is it sore when he wees?

VeniVidiVickiQV Sat 16-Aug-08 22:00:13

No, not sore when he wees. Just when it's hard.

solidgoldbrass Sat 16-Aug-08 22:02:30

Yes it may well be a tight foreskin. Take him to the GP/HV and get it checked out (he is at least young enough not to be mortally embarrassed by having to show anyone his willy): better safe than sorry ie if there is a problem with his foreskin then it can be dealt with.

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