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is balanitis a sign of hiv

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It is not: Look for some other cause. Depending on your actual physical findings, your physician may recognize possible etiologies and management. You were brav ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Balanitis: Balanitis is typically due to fungal infection but sometimes can be due to bacterial infection or allergic dermatitis. None of these conditions are l ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple causes: Get examined and get a full STD screen. Consider ALWAYS using condoms and have the molluscum treated ASAP. HIV testing would be indicated fro unprotec ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not HIV, but see MD: HIV is a thousand times less common than garden variety viral pharyngitis, and heterosexually transmitted HIV is extremely rare in eastern Canada, esp ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Tsai
29 years experience Urology
Balanitis: Improve local hygiene, topical creams such as antifungal with steroids work and sometimes circumcision.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Circumcision or...: Balanitis with or without postitis is an infrequent annoyance in uncircumcised males. Keeping good genital hygiene generally prevents these infection ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Glans inflammation : Inflammation of both glans penis and foreskin is balanoposthitis. Both commonly occur together in uncircumcised males. Inflammation of the foreskin, m ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Balanitis: Warm sitz baths 2-3x a day and local antibiotic treatment (bacitracin usually works applied 2-3x a day). Area should be washed with soap and water dai ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Balanitis: Treatment depends on the cause of the balanitis. Time to see the doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
BXO: Bxo is typically diagnosed clinically, by a history and physical examination by your doctor. Definitive diagnosis, however, requires a penile biopsy.

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