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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics
Question: Enlarged Penis
|mmdenny - Wed May 30, 2007 9:58 am||
My son is 7 years old. He was taking meds for about a year when he was six for bed wetting. He has been off the meds for about 4 months with much success (No more bedwetting). When he was on the meds and still today he experiences an enlarged penis with much discomfort many nights before bedtime. It lasts about 20 to 30 minutes. Could this be a side effect of the medication, is this normal, etc...
|Debbie Miller, RN - Wed May 30, 2007 11:41 am||
Young boys can have spontaneous erections and they are considered normal. Since you mention that the enlargement lasts only temporarily, this would be my suspicion. If this is what is happening, it is not caused by medications. Perhaps you can give a little more information about the kind of medication if you feel it is something different than this. I would not expect any such side effects from medications typically used for bedwetting.
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