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How to distinguish glans inflammation?

Published at : 15-07-2019 View : 6926

  There are instances that men are not aware of what’s happening in their bodies. Some simple things are already a part of a worse thing that needs immediate action. Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans or the head, of the penis, due to infection or another cause and it can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful.

How to distinguish glans inflammation?

  The word distinguish also implies the word differentiate. There are lots of health problems with a similar sign like that of glans inflammation. If we are not knowledgeable enough, we may think that two different illnesses with the same symptoms need the same remedy. Having balanitis feels so uncomfortable and painful. It is a common case that males do suffer. About 1 in every 25 boys and 1 in every 30 uncircumcised males can be affected by this. Those who are still unaware of the proper hygienic care are more likely to experience this. Hence, the younger the age, the more prone to this problem. Bboys under the age of four, who are uncircumcised are more likely to experience this.



Symptoms or signs of glans inflammation

  It is always better to know the facts regarding your health instead of making an assumption. Some assumptions are worse than what’s happening. This results in a panic or fear because the imagination went beyond reality. On the other hand, some assumptions claim that it is just a simple matter and you must not worry about it. This may result in a worse condition because you neglected the symptoms that suggest an immediate treatment. Here are the symptoms, and most obvious signs that you have a glans inflammation:

   An unpleasant smell

   Redness around the glans

   Swollen glands near the penis

   Sores on the glans

   The tight, shiny skin on the glans

   Inflammation, soreness, itchiness, or irritation of the glans

   A thick, lumpy discharge under the foreskin

   Tight foreskin that cannot be pulled back

   Painful urination

  Some of the signs and symptoms of balanitis are an indication that you acquired sexually transmitted infection (STI). In this case, you have to do an action because the transfer of disease is rapid. None of these things must be neglected. 

Risk factors of glans inflammation

  Here are the risks if you do not heed to the symptoms which are obvious signs that there is something wrong with you, inside your body specifically. These things have happened already to a lot of people who didn’t seek help and treatment immediately. Don’t wait that these things may happen to you as well.

  The risk factors include:

   Scarring of the opening of the penis - the wounds caused by the inflammation may leave a mark on your penis and in some cases, it takes a long time for them to be healed. Thus, scars remain.

   Inadequate blood and other bodily fluids supply to the penis - The inflammation might also result in damaged cells or tissue. In a worse case, it may damage or affect any blood vein.

   Painful retraction of the foreskin - the pain due to the inflammation may result in a pain when the foreskin is moved.

Treatment for glans inflammation

  After knowing the symptoms or signs of a glans inflammation, we have to know if there are ways to cure them. Good thing that there are and men who are experiencing glans inflammation must be aware of them. Treatment for Balanitis depends on the underlying cause. Among the causes given, you have to assess what are those that lead to inflammation. If you cannot identify one, you need to go to our doctor to have a  check-up. One illness can be linked to different causes and each cause has the specific treatment that you must take. Initially, you need to identify the practices that lead to an inflamed glans.

  After knowing the root cause why you are having a glans inflammation, better to visit our clinic which can greatly help you. Most of the time,our doctor advises the patients on the things, practices, foods or drinks to avoid. However, in many severe cases, personal or face-to-face consultation is needed. It is highly advised to patients who have a sensitive medical condition like this to see a doctor and be examined. Do not let the inflammation to get worse. The worse that it gets, the harder it is to be cured. Also, the consequence is a much expensive treatment because a specific medical procedure must be done. Once that your glans suffer in severe damage or severe medical condition, the effects will be a lot painful and complicated. Heng Kang Diagnostics and Medical Clinic are always ready to help you to be cured and to assist you in your recovery.



   For further questions, you can visit Heng Kang Clinic at 517-519 Quintin Paredes St. Binondo, City of Manila or call us at (02) 8365-0262 to set an appointment.