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Balanoposthitis

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Balanoposthitis: If antibiotics, either orally or topically do not work, then a circumcision is recommended.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Balanoposthitis: Most balanitis (head of penis inflammed) and posthitis (forekin infection) is due to fungal infection. Topical antifungal medicine should be added to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
33 years experience in Urology
Good hygiene : A healthy balanced diet always seems to be the right answer, however in this case good hygiene plays a more important role than diet. For those who co ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Balanoposthitis is a general term denoting the presence of inflammation from vasious reasons such as long tight foreskin, yeast infection, herpes-rela ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
30 years experience in Urology
Phi vs. para: Phimosis - inability to retract the foreskin over the glans penis. Paraphimosis is a condition when the foreskin is trapped behind the glans penis an ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Balanitis is just a term saying there is inflammation on glans penis and would not be necessarily contagious. However, if the inflammation is related ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
No: This is not hereditary (genetic). This is an acquired condition from inflammation of the foreskin that causes scarring of the foreskin.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Balanitis: No.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saeed Jaffer
23 years experience in Dermatology
Circumcision: Data regarding the incidence of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus on male genitalia has not been fully researched, however, it appears that men who are c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You might need a biopsy.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: But if it does not improve soon, please see your PCP or urologist
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: lonjg term?- do you mean untreated?- I strongly suggest BOTH a urology and dermatology evaluation and definitive therapy for gonorrhea. BTW: stop self ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: If you have a yeast infection on your penis, it is conceivable that it could be given through oral sex, especially if the other person has some underl ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Gardner
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Balanitis: Usually an infection of the foreskin, most commonly candida (or yeast). Other organisms can cause this as well, but sometimes the foreskin just becom ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
It may, but: How do you know you have a fungal infection. If any doubts, check w/your doctor. Also your sexual partner needs to be evaluated as well and treated si ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
21 years experience in Urology
Urethral irritation: Usually, an infection of the urethra. Often refers to chlamydia.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Balanitis is inflammation/infection of the foreskin and top of the penis. Candida is not necessarily the cause.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Consult urologist: You can tell that you have phimosis if foreskin can not be retracted. Foreskin & glans penis would be swollen, red & tender if you had balanop ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are ...: Fact: We coexists with all germs, yeasts, and viruses from head to toes. To the penis, the local environment of foreskin and glans penis is just like ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Depends on organism: If you have recurrent vaginitis with candida and your partner has recurrent balanitis with same organism, one of you might have diabetes. Have it che ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Pearly papules: Pearly penile papules are tiny bumps that ring the rim of the penis head. They are typically flesh-colored or a little lighter and have a smooth dome ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Ochiectomy (removal of both testicle), vasectomy, or congential condition can make you sterile. Non treated std (causing orchiditis- testicular infe ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No its an antibiotic: Erythromycin is an effective antiobiotic for certain Gram +ve infections eg Staphlococcus or Streptococcus. It will do nothing to correct phimosis oth ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
HYDROCORTISONE CREAM: THERE IS NO 5% HYDROCORTISONE CREAM. YOU PROBABLY MEAN O.5 %! SUGGESTION: WARM WATER COMPRESSES EVERY FEW HOURS AND ZINC OXIDE OINTMENT AT BEDTIME . . ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yeast infection: If confined to cutaneous areas it will not produce the symptoms you are describing. Suggest you see a urologist and be fully evaluated soon.

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