Meatal Stenosisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/DESIGN-1505_Meatal_Stenosis_enHD_2.jpgThe meatus is the opening in a boy's penis where the urine (pee) comes out. Meatal stenosis is when this is too small.meatal stenosis, stenosis, stenotic, can't pee, penis, peeing, meatus, narrow meatus, pee upward, burns when peeing, circumcised, circumcision, injured penis, pee a lot, takes a long time to pee, son can't pee, boys can't pee, meatotomy, meatoplasty, urology, urinary, urologist07/11/201803/18/201909/02/2019T. Ernesto Figueroa, MD03/11/2019a5c5b7a3-0f84-484e-8762-b3f066edf769https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/meatal-stenosis.html/<h3>What Is Meatal Stenosis?</h3> <p>The meatus (mee-AY-tis) is the opening in a boy's penis where the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/">urine (pee)</a> comes out. In meatal stenosis (mee-AT-ul steh-NO-sis), the meatus is too small.</p> <p>Meatal stenosis happens when irritation causes a scar at the meatus. This makes the opening smaller. Irritation can come from rubbing against a diaper, an injury to the penis, or having a catheter (a plastic tube that lets the pee flow out of the body) in place for a long time. Meatal stenosis is more likely to happen in a boy who is&nbsp;<a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/circumcision.html/">circumcised</a>.</p> <p>A simple procedure can fix meatal stenosis. This makes the opening bigger so that the pee can come out normally.</p> <p><img class="center" title="Normal meatus and meatal stenosis" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/illustrations/meatalSten_a_enIL.png" alt="Illustration: meatal stenosis" /></p> <h3>What Are the Signs &amp; Symptoms of Meatal Stenosis?</h3> <p>Meatal stenosis is usually noticed when a boy starts to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/toilet-teaching.html/">toilet train</a> and has trouble aiming his pee into the toilet. Meatal stenosis can cause a boy to:</p> <ul> <li>pee upward</li> <li>need to pee a lot</li> <li>take a long time to get all the pee out</li> </ul> <p>Sometimes a boy may feel burning when peeing and, rarely, may see a drop of blood in his underwear.</p> <h3>How Is Meatal Stenosis Diagnosed?</h3> <p>A health care professional will ask about symptoms and do an exam. If possible, the health care professional may watch a boy pee to see the direction of the stream. Usually, no other testing is needed.</p> <h3>How Is Meatal Stenosis Treated?</h3> <p>The treatment for meatal stenosis is called a <strong><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/meatoplasty.html/">meatoplasty</a> </strong>(mee-AT-uh-plas-tee). This simple procedure makes the opening of the meatus bigger. It's done by a urologist , a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating problems with the urinary system.</p> <p>Meatoplasty (also called <strong>meatotomy</strong>) fixes meatal stenosis for most boys. Simple home care will help your son heal after a meatoplasty. Talk to your health care professional if you have any questions.</p> <p>Go to all follow-up visits with the urologist as recommended.</p> <h3>When Should I Call the Doctor?</h3> <p>Call the doctor if your son:</p> <ul> <li>has pain when peeing</li> <li>is finding it harder to pee</li> <li>can't pee</li> </ul>Estenosis del meato urinario El meato urinario es la abertura que hay en el pene de un niño por donde sale la orina (o pis) hacia el exterior. En la estenosis del meato urinario, el meato es demasiado pequeño. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/meatal-stenosis-esp.html/980cb0b0-e003-4387-ac98-d30d6b791e4c
CircumcisionYou have an important decision to make before you take your newborn son home: whether to circumcise him. Before deciding, talk to your doctor and consider the issues.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/circumcision.html/783b9a71-d5e2-4a58-a813-b5b55e2d98c2
Kidneys and Urinary TractThe bean-shaped kidneys, each about the size of a child's fist, are essential to our health. Their most important role is to filter blood and produce urine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/0cbf3444-1a45-4512-9af9-bc76e5592336
Male Reproductive SystemUnderstanding the male reproductive system and what it does can help you better understand your son's reproductive health.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/male-reproductive.html/7c0d5bed-bfc7-4f0e-844f-355a4a5f61b0
MeatoplastyThe treatment for meatal stenosis is a simple procedure to make the opening of the meatus bigger called a meatoplasty.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/meatoplasty.html/4d7b4044-d654-41f7-a442-52573dc6812b
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