Fungal balanoposthitis is an inflammatory and infectious disease caused by Candida fungi due to a lesion of the urogenital area. The main symptom of fungal balanoposthitis is a dirty white discharge of curdled consistency, which appear when urinating and ejaculating. In addition to excretions, the patient has ulcers, thinning of the epidermis and wounds on the head and penile peninsula.
The peculiarity of this form of inflammation is that the painful symptomatology suddenly appears, without any reasons for it. As a rule, the first symptoms are manifested in the form of sores, swelling and redness of the glans penis. If these symptoms appear, seek medical help immediately. Since without proper treatment, the symptoms begin to aggravate, causing an increase in body temperature and pain in the groin area. Another danger of fungal balanoposthitis is that the disease can cause such complications as: gangrene and deforming of the penis, lymphadenitis of the inguinal lymph nodes. Complications of balanoposthitis can make it impossible for further sex life.
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Chronic candidiasis balanoposthitis
Chronic candidiasis balanoposthitis has a long course, often recurs, is characterized by periods of exacerbation, flows wavyly. The disease can cause phimosis, because of inflammation on the skin of the penis appear ulcers, which leads to a narrowing of the foreskin. Especially dangerous are cases of lymphadenitis, granuloma, and lymphangitis.
The main forms of chronic balanoposthitis:
- Indurative - characterized by the wrinkling of the glans penis and foreskin.
- Yazvenno-hypertrophic - the patient has ulcers that do not heal for a long time, and the inflammatory process grows.
Chronic balanoposthitis is typical for patients with venereal diseases, chronic lesions of the endocrine system (diabetes mellitus), fungal and herpetic infections.
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