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What is balanitis?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Penile inflammation: Balanitis is inflammation & swelling of the glans (tip) of the penis. If foreskin is involved, it's balanoposthitis.
Answered on May 18, 2018
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Commonly due to phimosis (tight foreskin), if present worth consulting a urologist
Mar 4, 2012

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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No: Balanitis is inflammation/infection of the foreskin and top of the penis. Candida is not necessarily the cause.
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