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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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Burning sensation because of light swelling in penis, is there any home remedy for that?

Burning sensation because of light swelling in penis, is there any home remedy for that?

Find out the cause: Of the burning and swelling by seeing your doc. Then you will be in a better position to treat the situation. Maybe an infection. Peace and good health. ...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

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What can I do about a balanitis problem with redness and infection on the head of my penis from childhood?

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

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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?

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

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Suffering from balanitis, was prescribed timodine cream but failed to cure the condition, penis glans are inflamed and very dry & shiny in appearance?

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

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Chances of one having herpes without any blisters or sores but balanitis on foreskin and penis head?

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

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Hi there does hydrocositrone 5% cream treat soreness & pain & burning on penis & under foreskin of balanitis?

Wrong treatment: Balanitis is due to tiny amount of urine fermenting under foreskin. Rinse under the skin with tap water twice a day. Remember to blot away that last drop of urine after you pee. Castellani solution is best remedy. Circumcision is cuative. ...Read more

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Could excessive and rough masturbation cause balanitis penis aches after masturbation and is in pain and is red and scarred and appears swollen?

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

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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'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.

Need more info: I don't think that the clotrimazole is causing the warm tingle unless you are experiencing a mild allergic sign. I think it is time to consult with a dermatologist and make sure that you do indeed have a fungal infection. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Had the following symptoms for 7 months: pain at tip of penis, testicle pain, lower back pain, painfull ejaculation. Treated for 2 UTI & balanitis.

Had the following symptoms for 7 months: pain at tip of penis, testicle pain, lower back pain, painfull ejaculation. Treated for 2 UTI & balanitis.

Prostatitis: Most common diagnosis with those symptoms is prostatitis. Often requires a long course (4-6 weeks) of antibiotics. See a urologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Dermatitis: While infection with yeast is the most common culprit, if this has been ruled out you may have genital psoriasis. Keep the area clean, dry, minimize trauma, and try a low-dose topical steroid. Your treating doctor may need to consider a biopsy if the site does not clear. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Is there a treatment to prevent balanitis?

Is there a treatment to prevent balanitis?

It is yeast: Balanitis is a yeast dermatitis a healthy balanced diet can prevent as can good hygiene. Probiotics orally can help balance the intestinal bacteria and ca n prevent infection. Using vinegar and water as a rinse in the shower or as a wipe in a baby can also help as vinegar breaks up the cell walls of yeast. ...Read more

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Treatment for recurrent vaginitis and balanitis?

Treatment for recurrent vaginitis and balanitis?

Depends on organism: If you have recurrent vaginitis with candida and your partner has recurrent balanitis with same organism, one of you might have diabetes. Have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to ensure complete entire eradication of candida balanitis? Candida confirmed, type unconfirmed.

What is the best treatment to ensure complete entire eradication of candida balanitis? Candida confirmed, type unconfirmed.

Balanitis: Topical Nystatin cream with or without corticosteroid component is generally effective. If candida species of fungus has been confirmed than oral Diflucan (fluconazole) would be effective as well. ...Read more

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Treatment of balanitis?

Treatment of balanitis?

Here are...: Key rx for balanitis is gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. Note: remember to pull down the retracted foreskin after each cleaning ; drying; otherwise, paraphimosis may ensue - an emergency. ...Read more

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Is topical butenafine appropriate in the treatment of candidal balanitis or would it be too harsh and cause further irritation?

Is topical butenafine appropriate in the treatment of candidal balanitis or would it be too harsh and cause further irritation?

Balantitis: Aaron, that should not be too harsh. I would avoid getting inside the opening of the urethra. If it does not start working in 2-3 days, I would con side seeing my doctor for some oral medication. Make sure you keep things as clean and dry as you can. Also make sure your partner has been treated. ...Read more

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Acc. To Doc, suffering from Balanitis. After starting treatment, lots of white sticky discharge under foreskin, and inflammation increased. Really painful.

Acc. To Doc, suffering from Balanitis. After starting treatment, lots of white sticky discharge under foreskin, and inflammation increased. Really painful.

FollowUpWithDoctor: You are being treated with oral Antibiotics but still has lot of sticky discharge. We don't know how many days you have been treated as it takes time for antibiotics to work. But if still concerned follow up with your doctor. Did doctor take a culture? ...Read more

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What kind of specialist is best for treatment of balanitis (seen family doctor already), dermatologist or urologist?

What kind of specialist is best for treatment of balanitis (seen family doctor already), dermatologist or urologist?

Either: If it is severe, with tight scar on foreskin, a urologist will cure it by simple circumcision. Castellani solution is excellent and an azole cream is often added. Miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole. Balanitis is caused by small amounts of urine retained under the foreskin where bacteria ferment the organic material there. The metabolic wastes from these bacteria and yeasts are irritating. Ammo ...Read more

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16 yr old male, uncircumcised, balanitis fr 3month, treatment not effective, post-void incontinence, Parasthesia in testicles, spraying urine. What is it?

16 yr old male, uncircumcised, balanitis fr 3month, treatment not effective, post-void incontinence, Parasthesia in testicles, spraying urine. What is it?

Needs examination: The symptoms you describe would require an examination urgently. Either an emergency room or urologist if available. ...Read more

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Suspected balanitis for 1 year, swab showed candida, anti fungal treatment, circumcision, hydrocortisone all failed!? What could be causing it?

Suspected balanitis for 1 year, swab showed candida, anti fungal treatment, circumcision, hydrocortisone all failed!? What could be causing it?

Psoriasis: Recurrent, chronic balanitis is frequently caused by psoriasis and would often not respond to your treatments you have had. Best diagnosed by a dermatologist, although they have limited availability in the UK ...Read more

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Swelling after masterbation around scare tissue on penis?

Swelling after masterbation around scare tissue on penis?

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

Dr. Rashid Khan
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Balanitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the foreskin and ...Read more