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What is balanitis?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Penile inflammation
Balanitis is inflammation & swelling of the glans (tip) of the penis.
If foreskin is involved, it's balanoposthitis.

In brief: Penile inflammation
Balanitis is inflammation & swelling of the glans (tip) of the penis.
If foreskin is involved, it's balanoposthitis.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. George Klauber
Commonly due to phimosis (tight foreskin), if present worth consulting a urologist
Dr. James Lin
Urology
In brief: Inflamed glans penis
It's caused by sweat retention, moisture, warmth, ; the overgrowth of local microorganisms, leading to intertrigo syndrome as that under female breasts, in armpits and groin folds between thighs ; external genitalia of men ; women, notably in those being obese.
Similarly, chronic skin inflammation in glans penis in those with redundant foreskin with poor hygiene occurs as balanitis.

In brief: Inflamed glans penis
It's caused by sweat retention, moisture, warmth, ; the overgrowth of local microorganisms, leading to intertrigo syndrome as that under female breasts, in armpits and groin folds between thighs ; external genitalia of men ; women, notably in those being obese.
Similarly, chronic skin inflammation in glans penis in those with redundant foreskin with poor hygiene occurs as balanitis.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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In brief: BALANITIS
An infection of the glans penis and foreskin.
Commonly yeast.

In brief: BALANITIS
An infection of the glans penis and foreskin.
Commonly yeast.
Dr. Robert Bennett
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