Balanitis (Foreskin Symptoms)

About- Balanitis is swelling of the foreskin, or head of the penis due to infection or another cause.
Symptoms-

Tight foreskin
 Inflammation, soreness, itchiness, redness, or irritation
 Painful urination
 A thick, lumpy discharge under the foreskin
 An unpleasant smell
 Swollen glands near the penis
 Pain in the genital area
 Painful skin on the penis 

Causes-

 Bacterial Infection
 Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like Genital Herpes, Shingles, Chlamydia, and Syphilis etc
 Chronic skin conditions such as Lichen planus, Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis etc
 Injuries on the tip of the penis or foreskin
 Chemicals reaction due to use of condoms, lubricants, and spermicides
 Using perfumed soaps and shower gels
 Reactive arthritis
 Diabetes
 Allergic reactions of some medications  

Specialist to Visit
 Urologist
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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
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https://www.healthline.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk

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