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You have just been diagnosed with balanitis by your physician... Let's review together what you discussed in the office. Balanitis simply means a swelling or inflammation of the end of the penis (glans or head). Inflammation most often presents as a redness and/or a blotchy rash of the glans, sometimes with a discharge (this is quite rare). The condition may be accompanied by an itchy or uncomfortable sensation but often feels completely normal.
Posthitis is a similar inflammation of the prepuce (foreskin) and is treated the same way. The two may occur simultaneously - balanoposthitis.