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Male Puberty

My son is nearly 12 years old and seems to be entering puberty.  He is currently experiencing pain in his penis, is this a normal part of puberty or should he see a doctor?  He has not had any other issues.
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but not the groin area? my son had pain in the area around age 10 and he was diagnosed with a  a urinary tract infection- I never thought of this area being sore- because as a woman my symptoms are so different- or if he has been on antibiotics recently if he means the penis opening- could be yeast overgrowth- yes even men get it. If so, try a OTC cream and/or acidophilus.
I like the chewables from GNC-

maybe the men can help you more-

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I asked my husband- he said he doesn't remember pain in his penis- but
there is pain or discomfort at any age with prolonged erection

may be that?

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After asking him a few more questions, I believe the erection may be the issue.  He did not mention anything about it before.  Thank you for your help.
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Your son MAY be experiencing a condition known as Priapism. Priapism’s when the penis does not return to a flaccid/semi-ridged state. You probably can’t identify whether his penis’s erect because many young males’ penises are semi-ridged when not erect. Chances are he’s having Normal erections and isn’t use to feeling them. Children can have erections, but are much more excessive during puberty. Erections are embarrassing for male preteens/teens during puberty because they can happen without reason at any time. If erections are occurring quite often and it’s causing problems then I recommend boxer briefs for some security. They’re not tight like briefs and aren’t too loose like boxers. If his penis becomes erected while around others this’ll keep his penis from sticking straight out and causing utter embarrassment. This’ll happen more often as he gets further into puberty.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):
http://www.aap.org/publiced/BR_Teen_Puberty.htm
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Search: http://search2.aap.org/search?site=Search_all_sites&client=default_frontend&proxystylesheet=default_frontend&output=xml_no_dtd&q=Puberty
Teen Health FX:
http://www.teenhealthfx.com/
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