What Is Balanoposthitis, and How Is It Treated?
Balanoposthitis: Treatment, Symptoms, and More
Background: We investigated the association between balanoposthitis and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus type 2 DM from a retrospective cohort study. Methods: From the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database LHID , we selected male patients aged over 20 years and first diagnosed with balanoposthitis during — Men without balanoposthitis were also included in our analysis through frequency matching for age and index year. All participants were followed up until the diagnosis of type 2 DM. Baseline comorbidity history for each participant was determined from the LHID dataset. A multivariable Cox proportional hazard regression model was established, and a Kaplan—Meier survival curve was plotted. Results: The incidence of type 2 DM was higher in the balanoposthitis cohort than in the nonbalanoposthitis cohort
Balanoposthitis in a child
This CKS topic does not cover the specific management of sexually transmitted infections which may cause or be associated with balanoposthitis. The target audience for this CKS topic is healthcare professionals working within the NHS in the UK, and providing first contact or primary healthcare. Adverse effects updated within prescribing information - metronidazole. The topic has undergone minor restructuring.
Your doctor can diagnose balanitis based on your symptoms and examination of your penis. A swab may be taken to rule out infection. If you are diagnosed with balanitis, there are some things you can do to help relieve your symptoms. If you think that you may have balanitis, you should not have sex until you have been reviewed by a doctor and a sexually transmitted infection has been excluded. Balanitis balanoposthitis is swelling of the head of the penis.