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Is balanitis contagious?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally not

It is generally not considered contagious, as it is typically a fungal infection of the glans penis -- usually an issue with poor hygiene in an uncircumcised male.
I hope this helps.

In brief: Generally not

It is generally not considered contagious, as it is typically a fungal infection of the glans penis -- usually an issue with poor hygiene in an uncircumcised male.
I hope this helps.
Dr Joshua Davidson
Dr Joshua Davidson
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Dr James Lin
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Here are some ...

Balanitis is just a term saying there is inflammation on glans penis and would not be necessarily contagious.
However, if the inflammation is related with yeast or herpes infection, it would be. So, see Urologist for clarifying the concern individually. Best wish ...

In brief: Here are some ...

Balanitis is just a term saying there is inflammation on glans penis and would not be necessarily contagious.
However, if the inflammation is related with yeast or herpes infection, it would be. So, see Urologist for clarifying the concern individually. Best wish ...
Dr James Lin
Dr James Lin
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