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Pain in tip of penis gland looks swollen n hurts when I touch.If erection when skin retracts hurts, not circumsided, looks irritated, can't touch head?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

Swelling, redness, and pain are all signs of inflammation and possibly infection.
They could be symptoms of an std, and you might consider making a doctor's appointment to have some testing done.

In brief: Infection

Swelling, redness, and pain are all signs of inflammation and possibly infection.
They could be symptoms of an std, and you might consider making a doctor's appointment to have some testing done.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Balanitis

Swollen & tender glans penis is most commonly due to tight foreskin (phimosis) + some irritating smegma (like dandruff of penis) which needs to be cleaned regularly.
Foreskins should always be easy & painless to retract in adults. Std must be considered if your foreskin was loose before this started & had unprotected sex in recent past. If so is best to have it checked out. May need circcumcision.

In brief: Balanitis

Swollen & tender glans penis is most commonly due to tight foreskin (phimosis) + some irritating smegma (like dandruff of penis) which needs to be cleaned regularly.
Foreskins should always be easy & painless to retract in adults. Std must be considered if your foreskin was loose before this started & had unprotected sex in recent past. If so is best to have it checked out. May need circcumcision.
Dr. George Klauber
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