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A 41-year-old male asked:

Hi there what does it mean when your penis glans are red & inflamed & painful & swollen & tight foreskin?

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Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Infection.: YOu need to see the doc tonight or tomorrow. Have you had your penis somewhere you should not have? The other question is have you been circumcised? This could be a balanitis which is an inflammation of the glans and you may need to take antibiotics and then later be circumcised if the foreskin is infected . antibiotics for now is a concern and need to be evaluated very soon. Best wishes.
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Dr. Johnny Roy
Urology 61 years experience
See remark: You must be uncircumcised.The foreskin is tight and acting as a tight rubber band on head of penis.This results in swelling ,redness,possible inflammation. The remedy : Sit in a warm tub,or dip penis in warm jar,gently try pulling foreskin forward.Sometimes you may have to use a dab of antibiotic ointment for lubrication.If feasible,see an MD,preferably a urologist. Best in health
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Last updated Aug 17, 2015

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