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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

Tiny hole at end of foreskin

11/28/2007

Question:

My (9 yo) son has only a tiny hole (1-2mm diameter) at the end of foreskin causing ballooning. He also has a urinary infection causing extreme pain (now on antibiotics). Is this hole going to get bigger in time or smaller?? He cannot be seen by a specialist for 2 weeks.

Answer:

If the foreskin is extremely tight, often topical steroids takes care of the problem.

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Response by:

Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University