Two teen boys giving a girl a present. Penis size during puberty.
    Penis Size During Puberty

    Background When babies are born, "It's a girl" or "It's a boy" used to be the things parents were waiting to hear from the doctor or mid-wife. Now, parents have the option of finding out the biologica…

    Phimosis
    Phimosis – Wait & Watch or Treat?

    Dr. Hall's Answer: Concerns about a boy's penis are often troubling to parents, as are concerns about the use of steroids. You are unfortunately having to deal with both issues at once! There is a com…

    Boy with back to camera looking into the water. Could he have Epispadias?
    Epispadias

    Dr. Greene's Answer: John, I commend you and your wife for your search and advocacy on behalf of your son. As you are aware, epispadias is not a common problem. It affects fewer than 1 in 100,000 boys…

    Happy young boy in red shirt. Could he have meatal stenosis?
    Meatal Stenosis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to meatal stenosis: The urethra is the small tube through which urine exits the bladder. The opening where the urethra leaves the body is called the meatus. In boys, this is normally foun…

    Inconspicuous Penis
    Inconspicuous Penis: Your A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to inconspicuous penis: "It's a boy!" When we first glimpse our children in the delivery room, their sex is one of the immediate things we notice. It's also one of the first things we rep…

    Hypospadias: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to hypospadias: Usually the opening of the penis is located right at the tip. What is it? Hypospadias is the name of the condition in which the opening of the penis (the meatus) is locate…

    Normal Foreskin Retraction

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many moms share your concern. In uncircumcised boys, the foreskin begins firmly attached to the glans, but over time, the attachments are broken (mostly by the stretching resultin…

    Cleaning the Penis with Intact Foreskin
    Cleaning the Penis with Intact Foreskin

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Today in the office, a great mom asked me about her son's newly acquired habit of licking garden snails. Little boys often have a very different sense of hygiene than their mother…