Glans Inflammation

Balanitis is an inflammation of the penis head or glans penis caused by yeast infection. It most commonly occurs in uncircumcised men, and is of three types namely pseudoepitheliomatous keratotic and micaceous balanitis, Zoon's balanitis, and circinate balanitis. Swelling, pain, redness, painful urination, white discharge, foul-smell, penis sores, etc., are the symptoms of balanitis. Circumcision, topical antifungals, antibiotics, controlling diabetes, and mainataining genital hygiene are the treatment modalities.

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Why do I get a red annular lesion in the glans penis post ejaculation?

Query: Hello doctor, After ejaculation, I observe something similar to a red annular lesion on the glans penis stretching from one side of the urethra opening and loops around to the other side of the opening. It is not painful and lasts 1-2 hours before it fades away. This does not happen after urinating...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the swelling and pain come only after ejaculation, there will be two possibilities. One is an infection in the semen, and the second is the lubricant you use (if you are using any). If you do not use lubricant, this means your semen got an infection due to prostati...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent irritation around the head of the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a recurrent irritation around the head of my penis. I have been to an STI clinic, and they have ruled out herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Mgen. I have a week course of Ciprofloxacin, and it seemed to clear up irritation, but a month later, it was back. I had a week's course of Do...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Do you have any associated symptoms? Is there itching or burning, or painful urination? Do you indulge in excess scratching and rubbing? Are your hygiene improper? Do you get recurrent balanitis? Are you a diabetic? Is there swelling and inflammation of the gla...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for testicle pain with swollen glans and abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a symptom similar to gonorrhea and chlamydia with chronic testicles pain and swelling at the tip. Glans has a weird color, and pain under the abdomen sometimes. The urine test reveasl negative for STD. I am waiting to see a urologist and it has been for a year, now symptoms see...  Read Full »

Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From history, it seems you have pain in testicle and at the tip of glans. I need to know about frequency of urine at night, urgency to pass urine, sense of incomplete voiding? How is the flow of urine? Any straining to pass urine? Unprotected sexual exposure? Constipat...  Read Full »

Burning sensation in my penis does not subside even after medication. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a burning sensation in the penis for the last 20 days. For the first seven days, I took Terbinafine tablet and Candid cream. The next seven days I took Oflomac 400, Afdura, and Urispas. But the burning sensation is still there. I also have a little bit of swelling in the glans...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandip Pramanik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your queries. You may have complicated UTI (urinary tract infection). You have to undergo another test. Send VB3 (voided bladder 3) urine or EPS for culture and sensitivity. EPS means expressed prostatic secretion. Voided bladder sample 3 means ur...  Read Full »

Can I use coconut oil to roll down tight foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43 year old male. Since the start of the year, I have severe (before that mild) erection problems. It got bad, hardly any erection, hardly felt glans anymore during masturbation (been a few years since I had penetrative sex). The penis is feeling sore. Nearly two weeks ago, I g...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are concerned with two problems: Infection of the glans and retraction of the foreskin. Erection problems. Regarding glans, the retraction of the foreskin is good. It is ...  Read Full »

Top skin of penis is not retracting and gets swollen with white discharge. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, The top skin of my penis is not coming back while masturbation or sex. It is not fully closed from the top but still, it is painful to push it back. If I try it forcefully then after some hours, it gets swollen from the top and some white hard substance comes from inside.  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The white hard substance is actually the cause of the problem. It is called smegma and is formed of dead cells, bacteria and secretions. It collects under the foreskin if you do not keep good genital hygiene. You should daily retract your foreskin and wash it thoroughly...  Read Full »

How do I treat the inflammation on the tip of my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I got inflammation on tip of my penis. It is itchy and burning. I used Quadriderm cream at first and thought it was a normal infection. It got better but now it came back again. What should I do? They have also appeared in the testes but it seems like they started appearing inside the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With your description and the given picture, it seems you have scabies. Scabies is an intensely itchy skin infestation caused by mites. The diagnosis of ...  Read Full »

I am unable to retract the foreskin as it is painful. Is it Balanitis? How to cure it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a widower for the last 16 years. At this age, my sex drive is high and being a widower I have no option but to masturbate whenever aroused. However, of late my foreskin turns sore more so after masturbation. Normally, on erection foreskin retracts automatically but in my case, I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. You seem to have balanitis which means an inflammation of the glans especially the foreskin part. You need to wash the area in the morning and evening with lukewarm water. Apply Candid cream morning and evening for two weeks. I suggest you...  Read Full »

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