Swelling of the penis

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

Your penis may appear red and itchy if you have penile swelling. It's possible that the region will be painful or itching. Swelling may be accompanied by abnormal discharge, a bad odour, or lumps. Urination and sexual intercourse may be difficult due to these symptoms.

Possible Causes

  • Balanoposthitis

    This refers to inflammation over the tip of the penis and foreskin. This is a result of irritation of skin from poor hygiene or from a sexually transmitted infection.

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  • Do you have swelling of the penis?

Other Related Symptoms

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  • Lump in the space between the genital and anus

  • Feeling that something is coming out of the vagina

  • Itching of the penis

  • Itchy scrotum

  • Lump on the penis

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