Balanitis is inflammation of the skin of the head of the penis in males. Balanitis is most common in uncircumcised males. Balanitis is not considered to be a sexually transmitted disease. Some conditions such as diabetes increase the risk of developing balanitis.
Signs and symptoms associated with balanitis can include
- pain and irritation on the glans (head of the penis),
- redness or red patches on the penis,
- itching under the foreskin,
- swelling of the head of the penis,
- areas of shiny or white skin on the penis,
- painful urination, or a
- foul-smelling discharge.
Causes of balanitis
Other balanitis symptoms and signs
- Areas of Shiny or White Skin on the Penis
- Foul-Smelling Discharge
- Itching Under the Foreskin
- Pain and Irritation on the Glans (Head of the Penis)
- Painful Urination
- Redness or Red Patches on the Penis
- Swelling of the Head of the Penis
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