Small Penis Opening In A 6 Month Old Baby?
Night. I want to ask, coz my child, my son is 6 months old, his penis has a very small hole and if you pee like there is red powdery dirt, but this is not every day, and the pee is normal, a lot of not fussy or wet, but at night you never pee .. r nIs this a serious matter, is it still reasonable? r nPerhaps I took it to the SPA, the word must be circumcised, but when I took it to the midwife, it was okay as long as I peed a lot, I became confused. r nPlease help with the explanation. r nFor the first time, thank you
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A small penis hole in a baby does not always mean abnormal. If your baby does not experience the following danger signs, it is likely that the condition he is experiencing is not dangerous:
Babies have difficulty urinating When urinating, the tip of the penis looks bulging Pain when urinating (characterized by the baby pushing, stretching, and fussing) Having repeated penises (marked by an itchy, red, or swollen penis) Having recurring urinary tract infections (characterized by fever, abdominal pain, chills, cloudy urine, strong odor, or contains blood) However, even though there are no warning signs above, it is best if the very small opening of the penis is circumcised immediately. This is because the small opening of the penis has the potential to make residual urine and dirt accumulate in the gap between the foreskin and the glans penis. As a result, this discharge can expose your baby to recurrent penile infections and urinary tract infections. It could also be, when your baby gets older, this small hole in the penis makes him experience phimosis (the foreskin is difficult to pull back). If it's like this, of course circumcision is a procedure that must be done immediately (CITO).
For this reason, as an effort to prevent dangerous complications, you should consult directly with a pediatrician. Doctors generally recommend that circumcision (circumcision) be performed so that unwanted harm does not occur.
In the meantime, always keep your baby's intimate organs clean by regularly cleaning them every bath and every time they go to the bathroom. Avoid using powder or anything around the penis so it doesn't cause irritation. Always change the diaper every time he goes to the bathroom so that he doesn't risk causing infection.
Hope this helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah