Inflammation of the penis

Inflammation of the penis (Balanitis)

What is balanitis?

Balanitis is inflammation of the penis and occasionally the foreskin.

Who is affected?

Men of all ages.

What causes balanitis?

What are the symptoms of balanitis?

The main symptoms are a painful or itchy penis and an inflamed and moist genital area. In rare cases, fever, penile discharge or a burning sensation when urinating may be experienced.

How is balanitis treated?

What is the outlook?

Balanitis should clear up within a couple of weeks of treatment.

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