Medical Definition of Balanitis

Our Balanitis (Inflammation of the Head of the Penis) Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Balanitis (Inflammation of the Head of the Penis)

Balanitis: Inflammation of the rounded head (the glans) of the penis. Inflammation of the foreskin is called posthitis. In the uncircumcised male, balanitis and posthitis generally occur together as balanoposthitis: inflammation of both the glans and foreskin.

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