Balanitis is an inflammatory disease that occurs on the surface of the glans and foreskin. The causes can be bacterial infection or irritation. The most common symptoms are: swelling; itch; erythema; pain; irritation; presence of vesicles; narrowing of the foreskin (phimosis); difficulty urinating; bleeding. Treatment is usually based topical antimicrobials or creams containing cortisone. In particularly severe cases, the patient will have to undergo circumcision surgery.

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