Are you uncircumcised?
Do you have pain and irritation on the glans (head of the penis)?
Do you have redness or red patches on the penis?
Do you have itching under the foreskin?
Do you have swelling of the head of the penis?
Do you have areas of shiny or white skin on your penis?
Do you have a white discharge (smegma) under the foreskin?
Does your penis have an unpleasant odor?
Do you have painful urination?
Do you have problems pulling back the foreskin?
Based on your answers it is unlikely that you have balanitis. Balanitis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation of the head of the penis (glans). It is commonly caused by a yeast infection, but sometime, a bacterial or viral infection can be the cause of balanitis. Balanitis mainly affects uncircumcised males. Circumcision is a procedure in which the skin (foreskin) is removed from the head of the penis (glans). Yeast and bacteria live in warm and humid places, so the area under the foreskin is a suitable place for their growth and reproduction. It is estimated that about 10 percent of males have balanitis.
Based on your answers there is a possibility that you have balanitis. Balanitis is an infection of the head of the penis, usually caused by yeast or bacteria. In balanitis, the head of the penis is painful, red and swollen. Balanitis is often the result of poor hygiene in uncircumcised men. It is also common in people with poorly controlled diabetes, obese or those who have an increased sensitivity or allergy to harsh soaps or chemicals. In case of recurrent balanitis, the cause may be an infection that is transmitted during sexual intercourse. Diagnosing is based on a physical examination, urethral swab, and blood and urine tests.
Based on your answers there is a high possibility that you have balanitis. Balanitis is a condition that refers to infection and inflammation of the head of the penis. It is not a serious condition, and the symptoms can disappear by keeping the head of the penis and foreskin clean and dry. However, occasionally medical treatment is necessary. Treatment depends on the cause of balanitis. It may include antifungal creams and antibiotics. Most cases of balanitis can be successfully treated, and the symptoms usually subside three to five days. In case of recurrent balanitis, your doctor may recommend circumcision.
Cleveland Clinic, Balanitis
Harvard Health Publishing, Balanitis
DermNet NZ, Balanitis
MEDICINE NET, Balanitis (Inflammation of the Head of the Penis)
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