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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Penis swelling. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Why: to determine if acute or chronic.
Why: If not, this increases the risk of phimosis and paraphimosis.
Why: may suggest balanitis or penile trauma.
Why: e.g. cycling, horse riding, trauma during intercourse or oral sex - Injury to the penis may cause penis swelling.
Why: suggests Balanitis (inflammation of the foreskin). This may be due to bacterial infection or Candida infection. People with diabetes and infants with wet nappies are particularly prone to this problem.
Why: e.g. difficulty with passing urine, with ballooning of the foreskin as it becomes full of urine. It may be congenital and present in the first few years of life or be caused by scarring of the skin following infection or trauma. Adults may also complain of interference of erection and sexual intercourse. Recurrent balanitis (inflammation of the foreskin) is a common complication.
Why: e.g. foreskin is retracted, tight, swollen and painful. Typically occurs when the penis is erect. There is no interference with passing urine.
Why: e.g. soreness, irritation and a discharge from under the folds of the foreskin, swelling of the foreskin. May be caused by complications of gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, candidiasis, herpes simplex, syphilis, Reiter's syndrome, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus or seborrheic dermatitis.
The following list of conditions have 'Penis swelling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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