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Frequent Penis Swelling
I have some swelling on my penis and it's sensitive to the touch. I don't know if this is balanitis or due to rough sex.
Cannot diagnose: Without an exam there is no way in which to tell you what this is due to. See your doctor and get evaluated, diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
None!: A uti, or urinary tract infection, is an infection involving the bladder (mostly) and the urethra or kidneys (less often). It can cause burning and pain with urination, urinary frequency and urgency. The penis should not become swollen with a simple uti. Penile swelling could be due to skin infections, trauma, or edema (fluid build up in the body). ...Read more
Yes: Trauma to these delicate tissues can lead to swelling. Lube it up! ...Read more
After treating balanitis will my penis ever look the same? And what is the worst case scenario for long term untreated balanitis?
Yes, it will heal: Balanitis symptoms often evolve over three to seven days. The condition may present as pain, tenderness, or pruritus associated with small erythematous lesions on the glans and/or the prepuce. These lesions can be ulcerated or scaly. Thick foul smelling purulent exudate is often produced. If not properly treated, this process can evolve into a tightening of the prepuce, known as phimosis. ...Read more
I'm a 20 year old male iv had balanitis for 6 months can this kill me it doesn't bother me just my penis tip is rashy. I just don't want compilcations?
This has to be uncomfortable. Have you been circumcised? If not you should seriously consider it because the condition usually progresses and removing the foreskin usually takes care of the problem. First, though, you should be checked for diabetes as that can cause balanitis.
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My husband has this rash on his penis Balanitis, do you know any over-the-counter cream he can use?
What can I do about a balanitis problem with redness and infection on the head of my penis from childhood?
See urologist: Seeking the help of a urologist who can examine the area of concern and advise appropriate treatment is the best way to resolve the problem. ...Read more
8mm circle on penis, 9 months, just sometimes become sensitive that round after frequent masturbation. I was by urologist and he said that's Balanitis?
Here are some...: Apparently, some concerns remained after seeing Urologist to whom you should refer this question since s/he can have a direct look. Clinically, the described lesion in a 22-y-o man is more likely associated with long tight foreskin-related inflammation/infection or psoriasis or lichen sclerosis or eczema, etc. So, go to and ask the Dr. Timely. ...Read more
Suffering from balanitis, was prescribed timodine cream but failed to cure the condition, penis glans are inflamed and very dry & shiny in appearance?
Castellani solution: If your pharmacy or chemist does not have it, they can make or obtain it. Get the clear, modified version. It will clear very quickly. Your product was worth a try but is not much good. Balanitis is due to tiny amount of URINE fermenting under your foreskin. Rinse off daily, best in a shower. Always blot or wash off the last drop of urine after you go. A circumcision will end the problem. ...Read more
Chances of one having herpes without any blisters or sores but balanitis on foreskin and penis head?
I wouldn't think: The chances are high...those ulcerated lesions are very commonly present in herpes. Balanitis is swelling and inflammation of the foreskin. It's main cause is suboptimal hygiene in the uncircumcised. Symptoms will usually resolve when you rinse (unscented) soap completely off the penis. Low dose OTC topical steroid or anti fungal cream may help. Rarely are other antibiotics needed. USE CONDOMS! ...Read more
Hi there does hydrocositrone 5% cream treat soreness & pain & burning on penis & under foreskin of balanitis?
Could excessive and rough masturbation cause balanitis penis aches after masturbation and is in pain and is red and scarred and appears swollen?
Certainly can be: That certainly could be the cause (though I'm not sure what you mean by "scarred"). If the symptoms don't resolve after stopping for a few days, I would certainly recommend seeing a physician to make sure nothing else is going on. But swelling and redness can definitely occur on the penis just like they can on any other body part that is used "excessively." good luck to you! ...Read more
I've been using Clotrimazole for 2 days to treat balanitis. It's creating a warm tingle and I've noticed more visible veins showing on my penis.
I have mild chronic balanitis, antifungal cream didn't work, awaiting swab results. Will I get gangrene and penis amputation? I'm seeing urologist soon
Of course not: Balanitis, phimosis, is due to fermentation by bacteria in tiny drops of urine under the foreskin. Shower daily, retracting the skin to rinse it off. Whenever passing urine, keep the skin back for a moment and blot off the urine from the area. Castellani solution (clear) is very effective. You will need to request it from the pharmacist. A circumcision is routine, quick and easy, always cures it. ...Read more
Just under penis head/on shaft, looks like a small water blister the skin tears a bit not bleeding, neg herpes test, treated for balanitis w/no change?
Doubt herpes or STD: It's impossible to guess about the cause of this, but I agree this doesn't sound like herpes or any other STD. The large majority of genital skin problems aren't STDs. The doctor or clinic treating your balanitis is by far in the best position to figure this out and give reliable advice. Good luck with it. ...Read more
Do I need to worry about herpes? Had one night stands 17 months ago. No blister or sore so far. Just balanitis on foreskin and penis head for 3 months
Had the following symptoms for 7 months: pain at tip of penis, testicle pain, lower back pain, painfull ejaculation. Treated for 2 UTI & balanitis.
Painful glans penis & forskin. Red rash. Treated for balanitis with no change. Been tested for STD all clear. Forskin can be retracted. Circumcision?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You might need a biopsy. ...Read more
I get red spots/balanitis on my penis head after sex/masturbation. Mostly disappears in a day. My partner is clean. I am uncircumcised. Is it std/rash?
STDs: The best way in which to obtain an answer to your question is to have a professional examine the rash and test you accordingly. Good luck. ...Read more
Sore red rash on glans penis & forskin. Rash comes & goes but always uncomfortable. Tested for STDs & treated for balanitis. Had 2 UTI in 7 months.
Had sex-Balanitis on penis head, non painful white spots on tonsils won't go away, red spots look like molluscum base of penis. 3.5 weeks total. HIV?
Get examined: None of this suggests any STD, unless you have molluscum contagiosum. If you do, maybe from some other exposure; 3.5 weeks probably is too soon. The chance of HIV is low and your symptoms don't suggest it. But since you're worried, and have possible MC, you need to see a doctor or clinic for personal exam and STD/HIV testing. You'll never get final answers online or by self testing. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain in glans penis. Not STD or balanitis. Sore after masturbation/sex. Had 2 UTI in 6 months. Occasional ache in back, testicles & pain ejaculating.
See a urologist: This needs full evaluation by an expert in this area. ...Read more
Penis thrush/balanitis. Used 2.5 weeks canesten (2% clortimazole) switched to 1% hydrocortisone. Penis has began to blister, skin peel off normal?
Red rash on glans penis. Sore penis. Groin pain. Occasional back pain. Urinating frequently. Treated for balanitis with no improvment. 2 UTI in 6 mon.
Penis and Prostate:
Wow. This is frustrating for you I am sure. I wish you were here so I can go over all of this one problem at a time. I worried you have a prostate infection extending into the bladder. The back pain is usually a sign that you need appropriate antibiotics.
Rash is often fungal or "jock itch". But, staph infections can also infect this area when there is sores.
I always worry about syphilis... ...Read more
Red/sore glans/forskin. Not balanitis/std. Worse after masturbation. Occasional pain in penis, testicles, lower back, when ejaculating. 2 UTI in 2013.
Sore glans penis. Not std/balanitis been tested treated for both. Worse after masturbation/sex. Had blood tests. Seen dermatologist/urology. Had 2 uti?
Here's an idea: You can actually get this if you eat a lot of those little hot peppers. Could this be you? ...Read more
Sore tip of penis. Penis pain. Back pain. Testicular pain. Urinating frequently. Red rash on penis. Not STD or balanitis. Had 2 UTI in 6 months.
Uti: It could be another UTI and possible epdidimitis. An exam would be helpful. ...Read more
Irritation: It sounds like you're irritating yourself. Try lubrication like petroleum jelly (vaseline.) it tends to stain clothing, so wash it off before you puts underwear on and try not to get it on your sheets, but it is one of the most protective lubricants. As always, if it worsens or fails to go away, see a doctor. ...Read more
Swelling: Helping this swelling to go away turns on what it is or from. This could be due to infection, inflammation, disease or injury. Penile swelling needs to be evaluated by a physician such as a Family Practice Physician or at your age a pediatrician. Most likely this can be helped but you will need physician evaluation. ...Read more