Son kicked in the penis and foreskin is cut on the end

Patient

Q: Hi. my 8 year old son was kicked in his penis by his 11 year old sister by accident. His foreskin was always tight from birth and not able to pull back far. After she kicked him he has small lacerations on the tip of the foreskin and it is painful. What should I do?

Symptoms:  Bleeding and painful
Doctor

A:   Thank you for your question. It is possible that your son has a preexisting condition called phimosis. This is a condition in which the foreskin of the penis becomes tightened, making it difficult to retract. Given this recent injury, it would be wise to have him examined by a doctor to determine if he requires any topical antibiotic creams to prevent or treat any infection of these lacerations. We also recommend that you schedule an appointment with a urologist to determine if he requires a surgical procedure called circumcision to remove this tightened foreskin, as this can become worse as he gets older.

Thank you for consulting AskTheDoctor.com

Related Q&A

Q: I am traveling to Australia then Southeast Asia for 6 months and I was meant to get my rabbies jab which is a course ...

Q: Hello, I have injured my left foot. About 1 month ago, the outside of my left foot suddenly started to hurt while I ...

Q: Hi, I have had this on my penis since mid Oct (3 months). It has not been any change in its color or development is ...

Q: I have my period and its like slimy blood clot like i gave birth 16 weeks ago. Is this normal at all its not like a n...

Q: I recently bought a 1 litre water bottle that you drink between 8-1 and then fill up and drink again between 1-6 (I w...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews