Why Does A 2-year-old Child’s Penis Secrete White Fluid?
Afternoon, want to ask my child aged 2 years 3 months this morning, white liquid came out of my son’s penis and he also complained of pain when he held it, why is that so? Dangerous or not? And how to treat it? Thank you
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The discharge of white fluid from a child's penis accompanied by pain is likely to occur because of the large number of white blood cells contained in urine. This condition is often closely related to urinary tract infections, for example due to gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomonas, mycoplasmas, adenoviruses, cytomegalovirus, tuberculosis, fungi, and so on. However, there are also many other possible causes that can also cause complaints like this, for example smegma (penile discharge) that accumulates, side effects of radiation exposure, stomach cavity infections, foreign bodies in the urinary tract, malignancy in the urinary tract, sterile pyuria, kidney disease intrinsic, urinary fistula, polycystic kidney disease, drug side effects, autoimmune diseases, and so on.
Your child's condition is clearly not normal. To identify the cause, you should check it directly to the doctor or pediatrician. Usually, your doctor will recommend that your child undergo further tests, for example urine tests, blood tests, x-rays, ultrasound, or other supporting tests.
At home, you can first do the following tips:
Give children plenty of water to drink
Always keep the child's genital area clean, how to:
Clean the genitals with clean water, without the need for careless use of soap
Change her underwear at least 2 times a day
If the child is still using diapers, change regularly, at least once every 4 hours or every full
Do toilet training for children on time
Avoid your child from sexual harassment
Encourage children not to hold the penis with dirty hands or put anything into the penis
Give the child paracetamol if he appears very painful due to complaints
Hope this helps ...