Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans (head) of the penis. It is caused as a result of excessive growth of organisms, which are usually present on the skin of the glans.
Consult a doctor if you have one or more of the following symptoms suggestive of some significant medical problem:
If you have Balanitis, you may have one or more symptoms and not necessarily all of them. The severity of symptoms may vary from mild (small patch of redness confined to part of the skin surface of the glans) to severe (whole glans becoming red, swollen and painful). If you have these symptoms, it does not necessarily mean that you have balanitis as similar symptoms can be caused in many other diseases. Your doctor can examine and determine the cause of your symptoms and treat them accordingly.
If you have Balanitis, consult your doctor if:
Who to consult
Health professionals, who can be consulted to evaluate your symptoms include;