Balanitis

Below you will find more information about Balanitis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Balanitis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Balanitis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Balanitis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Balanitis is a medical condition where there is inflammation of the head of the penis names as the glans.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis includes examination of patient's history and physical examination including undergoing laboratory examination and pathological examination.

Treatment

Treatment is usually dependent on what cause the medical condition termed as Balanitis. Thus, if the balanitis is due to infection then it may be treated with antibiotics or creams. Circumcision is also advised to treat the condition.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes inflammation and swelling of the penis glans.

Causes

Balanitis is said to be caused by and infection due to poor hygiene in men that are not circumcised. Diseases like Reactive arthritis, lichen sclerosis diabetes are also said to cause the medical condition in men.

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