Balanitis is the swelling of the glans (head) of the penis. It is usually caused by infection and poor hygiene, especially in uncircumcised males. Symptoms include redness, swelling, itching, pain and discharge.

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The red spots on my penis, which disappeared after treatment, have reappeared. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, Three months ago, I got four to five red spots on the head of my penis. I consulted a doctor, and he suggested that it may be due to yeast infection or penile balanitis. He thus insisted on using a Canesten 1% (Clotrimazole) and Hydrocortisone 1% cream for seven days and continue fur...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Kindly answer the following questions so that I can guide you properly. 1. Are you sexually active? 2. Are those red spots on your penis painful and itchy? 4. Is there any discharge from those lesions? The penis is ...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in penis during erection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having some internal pain on the penis and it is a bit stronger when I have erection. No bruises, or pus during urinating. I am a 34 year old male, with a height of 5'6" feet and weight of 176.37 pounds.   Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern for your symptoms. Pain during erection can be due to Infection. The common cause is urinary tract infection and the other cause is sexually transmitted infection. Balanitis occurs due to inflammation of gland penis and tip of your penis ca...  Read Full »

What is this white spot that is painless and not itchy?

Query: Hello doctor, My penis is having a white pimple like spot on the corona. But, it is not painful or itchy. There are also white spots on the neck of the glans. What can be the problem? I have been applying topical antifungal cream Miconazole 2%. But, it does not seem to be working. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan Govindasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It does not look like fungal infection. You can try Clobetasone cream twice daily for a week. This could be due to contact dermatitis.   Read Full »

I have been experiencing itching and redness on my penis, despite taking Utistat. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male, I have itching on my penis and redness here and there. This is the second time. I am taking the Utistat tablet but still keeps on itching. What could it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest applying Clotrimazole (Benzyl Alcohol, Polysorbate) cream twice daily for two weeks. Kindly answer the following: 1. Are you diabetic? 2. Do you have a history of a fungal infection in past? 3. Do you have improper hygiene? 4. Are you sexually active? ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from balanitis, white discharge, red spots, and pain in penis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have balanitis. I am having problem in moving the foreskin and there is some white discharge. The penis feels rough and there are red spots. There is pain when I try to move the foreskin. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Balanitis is a common problem because of infection of the tip of the penis or the skin covering it. First, you must do a blood sugar test to rule out diabetes because this problem is very common in people having high sugar. Next, the treat...  Read Full »

I keep getting recurring tiny white dots on my penis. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a type 2 diabetic and had a balanitis infection for about a month and finally healed. I get a tiny little white dot that goes away overnight but sometimes appears again at a different location. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). If there was unprotected sex - one needs to think of sexually transmitted infection. Kindly get the following tests done: TPHA (treponema pallidium hemagglutina...  Read Full »

I have had balanitis, and my penis is red and inflamed after sex. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had this balanitis issue for a few years, but it has not gone away yet. I have attached a picture. Right now, the right side of my penis is red and inflamed. I recently had sex, and that caused it to bruise a bit. What can I use for this issue? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hi doctor, I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You suffer from candidal balanoposthitis, a fungal infection of the foreskin and glans penis. It presents as itching, red spots on the glans, swelling and cracks on the foreskin, and inability to retrac...  Read Full »

The foreskin of my penis is red, painful, and sensitive to touch, and I also have premature ejaculation. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, The foreskin of my penis is red and painful. The penis head is sensitive to touch and difficult to retract. I am also experiencing premature ejaculation. I have had this issue for three weeks, and am applying tea tree oil on the penis head. Kindly give your suggestions.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you answer the following questions to assist you further: 1. Do you scratch or rub your penis often? 2. Are you maintaining proper genital hygiene? 3. Are you sexually active? I also, suggest you wash that area with Episoft clean...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain while masturbating and tear in my foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am perhaps suffering from balanitis. The foreskin is torn at some places and it hurts too much to pull the skin back. Some white substance is accumulating every day under the head of the penis. What to do? To be honest, it hurts while masturbation. So, I have stopped masturbating. B...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query. With your descriptions, it seems you have developed balanitis xerotica obliterans. You must clean the prepuce area with water and apply Clotrimazole plus Fusidic acid cream local application twice daily and take tablet Fluconazole 150 mg once a w...  Read Full »

Please help me cure penis itching present along with foul smell and yellowish discharge.

Query: Hi doctor, I started to have itching in my penis before two days back. I checked my prepuce and found it to be reddish. little thick and inflamed. I had a foul smell and yellowish discharge present below the glans. A few months back, I saw a urologist for testicular pain where the initial examinati...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharath Kumar. C

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have developed balanoposthitis. Balanitis is an inflammation of the head of the penis. Balanoposthitis is an inflammation affecting both the penis head and the foreskin. Both can result in pain and swelling. It causes difficulty to retract the foreskin causing Phimo...  Read Full »

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