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What are the symptoms of balanitis?

What are the symptoms of balanitis?

BALANITIS: Itching, burning and at times some drainage of the penis. Pain with urination, red bumps can form also. ...Read more

Dr. Rashid Khan
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Balanitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the foreskin and ...Read more


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What are the most common symptoms of balanitis?

What are the most common symptoms of balanitis?

Discomfort: Balanitis causes local penile symptoms such as penile irritation, discomfort, burning, and even pain over time if left untreated. ...Read more

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HELP PLS. Should I be tested for hsv? Last sex 18 months ago. No symptoms except balanitis. Urologist ordered HSV igm test because of balanitis. Worried about false positive on test. About to marry.

HELP PLS. Should I be tested for hsv? Last sex 18 months ago. No symptoms except balanitis. Urologist ordered HSV igm test because of balanitis. Worried about false positive on test. About to marry.

If getting married: If getting married soon, and one or both people are worried about herpes, the way to solve this issue is for the couple to go together to their doctors, and ask for Herpes 1 and 2 specific IgG testing on BOTH people (may or may not be covered by insurance)... and then go together to get the results. This way, both fiancees know both results at the same time, and can decide what to do as a couple. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with balanitis have?

What symptoms does someone with balanitis have?

Glans penis inflamed: Symptoms are diverse and depends on the source of inflammation.First signs – small red erosions on the glans, redness of the foreskin, redness of the penis. Other symptoms includes a foul smelling discharge and painful foreskin and penis. See your doctor since the cause can either be infectious or non-infectious- which will require several tests to figure out. ...Read more

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I ain't go in to my exposure but can anyone tell me if balanitis is a symptom of hiv?

I ain't go in to my exposure but can anyone tell me if balanitis is a symptom of hiv?

It is not: Look for some other cause. Depending on your actual physical findings, your physician may recognize possible etiologies and management. You were brave to write, and usually this is easily managed. ...Read more

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Are sore bumps a symptom of phimosis/balanitis?

Are sore bumps a symptom of phimosis/balanitis?

Phimosis & balanitis: Phimosis means a tight foreskin, i.e. either difficult or impossible to retract. Balanitis is inflammation of head of penis, usually under a tight foreskin. Bumps under foreskin can be collections of smegma (collections of dead surface skin) due to inability to retract foreskin for adequate hygiene. Best to consult urologist, as circumcision may be necessary. ...Read more

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Recurrent Balanitis. Tried Clotrimazole and Miconazole. Symptoms persist and recur. Been 7 months now. Please advise.

Recurrent Balanitis. Tried Clotrimazole and Miconazole. Symptoms persist and recur. Been 7 months now. Please advise.

Maybe not yeast: Clotrimazole and miconazole treat yeast infections, but yeast doesn't cause all balanitis. You might have a bacterial infection or just a problem of moisture and hygiene. If all else fails, sometimes circumcision is required to prevent recurrent balanitis, especially if you also have phimosis (restriction that prevents foreskin retraction). See your doctor. ...Read more

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23 year old uncircumcised male, chronic balanitis and mild phimosis, I have leaking urine after peeing. No other symptoms. Had for 2 month,Cause?

See your Doctor ASAP: Mak sure you do no have Diabetes. Due to phimosis you are not emptying your bladder completely so is leaking. It may cause a back pressure on your kidney and lead to a condition Hydronephrosis ans damage them.Because of phimosis you are havnig balantitis many pt are having Diabetes and present like this So see Urologist and PMD ASAP ...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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What is balanitis?

What is balanitis?

Penile inflammation: Balanitis is inflammation & swelling of the glans (tip) of the penis. If foreskin is involved, it's balanoposthitis. ...Read more

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How is balanitis treated?

How is balanitis treated?

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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How can one address balanitis?

Some are...: Some are: irritating / itchy rashes on glans penis in those having long foreskin usually with poor hygiene; may be acute or chronically recurring; key rx is gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. ...Read more

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Describe the features of balanitis.?

Describe the features of balanitis.?

Inflammed glans: Only occurs in the uncircumcised under an inflammed foreskin. Combined inlammation of glans & foreskin is known as balanoposthitis. Foreskin usually cannot be retracted and becomes swollen and tender. Immediate treatment usually oral antibiotics plus topical antibiotic salve such as neosporin or bacitracin. See your Dr., circumcision may be adviseable. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop recurring balanitis?

What should I do to stop recurring balanitis?

Balanitis: Improve local hygiene, topical creams such as antifungal with steroids work and sometimes circumcision. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat balanitis at home?

Not worth the risk: Balanitis is an infection of the penis. If not properly treated, it can lead to serious damage and real problems down the road. This is not something you want to try and treat yourself. Please go see your doc right away. ...Read more

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What are the options if I keep getting balanitis?

What are the options if I keep getting balanitis?

Circumcision or...: Balanitis with or without postitis is an infrequent annoyance in uncircumcised males. Keeping good genital hygiene generally prevents these infections. If the infection recurrs often, circumcision would be next option. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: balanitis?

What is the definition or description of: balanitis?

Glans inflammation : 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 is in fact posthitis. ...Read more

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What are some of the main effects of male having balanitis.?

Balanitis: Balanitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection. In my experience this is experienced as painful or itchy red swollen head of the penis or the area of his circumcision. One needs in most cases to be on an antibiotic for treating this. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How to treat balanitis?

How to treat balanitis?

Topicals +: Topical salves, antibiotics, or creams may be used, but sometimes we also need to take pills or do other procedures depending upon the circumstances. ...Read more

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