Balanitis is an inflammation that affects the head of the penis glans penis. When the foreskin prepuce is affected, it is referred to as balanoposthitis. Balanitis and balanoposthitis occur primarily in uncircumcised men. But it can also show up as a yellow patch with pinpoint spotting. Occurring only in uncircumcised men, balanitis can cause the following symptoms:.
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Before circumcision, the foreskin covers the tip of the penis glans. After circumcision, the tip of the penis is exposed. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis. The procedure is fairly common for newborn boys in certain parts of the world, including the United States.
Phimosis, or preputial stenosis, refers to any condition where the foreskin of the penis cannot be retracted. Most infants are born with a foreskin that cannot be retracted and the prepuce may be tight until after puberty. Phimosis can be caused by the failure of foreskin to loosen during growth, infections such as balanitis , deformities caused by trauma, and diseases of the genitals. Phimosis is usually a painless condition.
Last Updated: January 15, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Chris M. Matsko, MD.