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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.

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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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Which type of UTI cause penis swelling?

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

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How long does it take for scrotum penis swelling to subside after hernia surgery?

How long does it take for scrotum penis swelling to subside after hernia surgery?

Varies: But generally swelling & mild bruising can take a few days to a week or more to redolve. Can depend on medications you may be taking, size of hernia, type of surgical repair, etc. Contact your surgeon to answer your questions or concerns. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Red/sore glans/forskin. Not balanitis/std. Worse after masturbation. Occasional pain in penis, testicles, lower back, when ejaculating. 2 UTI in 2013.

Red/sore glans/forskin. Not balanitis/std. Worse after masturbation. Occasional pain in penis, testicles, lower back, when ejaculating. 2 UTI in 2013.

Phimosis: Tight foreskin can explain all these problems. If so, suggest you consult a urologist for diagnosis & treatment. This might resond to prescription strength steroid cream or you might possibly need to be circucumcised. Good luck. ...Read more

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After treating balanitis will my penis ever look the same ? And what is the worst case scenario for long term untreated balanitis ?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Need treatment: Hi Joseph, 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. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Rashid Khan
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Balanitis (Definition)

Inflammation of both glans penis and foreskin is balanoposthitis. Both commonly occur together in uncircumcised males. Inflammation of the foreskin, most commonly with phimosis (tight foreskin) is often incorrectly called balanitis, whereas it ...Read more