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Uncircumsized penis orange stuff in diaper 2 month old

We went to the doctor and they said it was a little irritated because we hadnt cleaned behind the skin i thought you werent supposed to they gave us antibiotics and said it would go away hes been on them for 7 days it cleared up at first but now the orangish spot has returned and he is really cranky im worried any advice ?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:19 PM on Mar. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Cicumcize the poor boy.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:22 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • In most cases they don't need to be circumcized but since your son is having so much trouble I would get it done. If that was happening to our son right now we would go and get it done. Poor thing, hope it gets better.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:30 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • there is nothing wrong with your son not being circumsized. it's a personal preference. doctors have even said it's a cosmetic surgery. they were not born circumsized for a reason. it sounds just like a slight infection. just keep him checked in with the doc i'm sure they can keep you in the loop with what might be wrong.
    Mommy2Charles

    Answer by Mommy2Charles at 4:31 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Anon really, It is a little late to circumcise now... OP: I don't have a whole lot of knowledge in this department as we did choose to cir. our boy but my friend has 3 boys who are not. She was always told not to pull back the skin but to clean around the skin at every changing even the just wet ones because it is a warm moist place which is like heaven to infection and bacteria. If the place has returned then I would go back to the Ped or even find a new one if you are not comfortable with the way this one has handled the situation. Remember you are the mom and the doctors should be putting your concerns to rest not making you feel bad about what you have or have not done. I hope your little guy is feeling better soon!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:33 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • But_mommie-that's where you're wrong my dear. Doctors circumcize routinely up to 3 months old. He is obviously having problems with it not being circumcized...poor thing. The doctor did nothing wrong in this case so I'm not sure why you are telling her to go back to him and complain. Seriously?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:48 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • our son was three weeks old when he was circumsized.. no biggy.. he was fine.. but the orange stuff, does it look like brick dust? its caused usually by a baby that is dehydrated... Urate crystals are very common when a baby is dehydrated. Are you formula feeding or breast feeding... which ever one, try feeding more, or longer.. if it is the brick dust stuff, its either orange or red in the diaper. You can look up Urate Crystals in Diaper on google, and it will pull up loads of info...
    sweetscrappin

    Answer by sweetscrappin at 4:53 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • BUT MOMMY achually it isn't to late to get it done you can get it done at any age. My dad didn't get his done until he was 8 years old. His mom never had it done I am not sure why after 8 years he got it done, but ya he was 8 years old
    mommy5409

    Answer by mommy5409 at 5:30 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • For lots of great info on caring for a baby who did not have his foreskin surgically removed go to the Raising Intact Boys group http://www.cafemom.com/group/intact

    You are right that you are NOT supposed to retract the foreskin to clean. This will cause problems. Just wash it off like you would a finger.

    If he has an infection you treat the infection, you DO NOT surgically remove the infected part!

    For lots of great info on taking care of your baby's penis and foreskin go to http://www.mothering.com/articles/new_baby/circumcision/protect-uncircson.html
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:18 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics state:

    Foreskin Hygiene: The foreskin is easy to care for. The infant should be bathed or sponged frequently, and all parts should be washed including the genitals. The uncircumcised penis is easy to keep clean. No special care is required! No attempt should be made to forceably retract the foreskin. No manipulation is necessary. There is no need for special cleansing with Q­tips, irrigation, or antiseptics; soap and water externally will suffice.
    Summary: Care of the uncircumcised boy is quite easy. "Leave it alone" is good advice. External washing and rinsing on a daily basis is all that is required. Do not retract the foreskin in an infant, as it is almost always attached to the glans. Forcing the foreskin back may harm the penis, causing pain, bleeding, and possibly adhesions. The natural separation of the foreskin from the glans may take many years. After puberty, the adult male learn
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:21 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • The pulling back of the skin is probably what caused the issue. You are not supposed to retract it until it is retractable on its own (that doesn't usually happen before the age of 3 but can take as long as early teens).
    The best thing you can do now is leave it alone and never pull the skin back again!
    Get the treatment that's needed for the infections and leave the penis alone after that, to those suggesting circumcision: would you cut off your babies eyelid if that got infected? Or any other body part for that matter.
    Cynthje

    Answer by Cynthje at 7:47 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

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