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Hello Sir,
I am really worried about the small skin coloured bumps on my glans. The first ones started on the left side of my glans about 8 months back and slowly got increased In numbe. Now they have covered all over my glans.  They really freak me out. is it some kind of STD?  Last time I had sex was 9 months back with my ex girlfriend.  after Some research In Google it dosent Look like an hpv infection.  will you please help me know What it is?  And What do I have to do about it? Thanks In advance.  You people are doing some really good work.

You have a condition called balanitis.
Balanitis is swelling of the foreskin and head of the penis.

Balanitis is most often caused by poor hygiene. Other possible causes include:

Diseases such as reactive arthritis and lichen sclerosis et atrophicus
Harsh soaps
Not rinsing soap off properly while bathing
Uncontrolled diabetes
Other irritants


Redness of foreskin or penis
Other rashes on the head of the penis
Foul-smelling discharge
Painful penis and foreskin
Exams and Tests
Your health care provider may be diagnosed the problem with only an exam. However, you may need skin tests for viruses, fungi, or bacteria. A skin biopsy may also be needed.

Treatment depends on the cause of the balanitis.

Antibiotic pills or creams are used to treat when balanitis that is caused by bacteria.
Steroid creams may help balanitis that occurs with skin diseases.
Anti-fungal creams will be prescribed if it is due to a fungus.


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