Swelling of the penis in the child

The causes of swelling of the penis are different. It can be triggered by certain diseases of the penis, but also by its lesions. For example, the probable cause of the swelling of the penis in a child may be balanitis, which is an inflammation of the head of the penis, or postitis, which is an inflammation of the prepuce, and in addition their combination, which is balanoposthitis, which appears due to accumulation and infection under the foreskin of a particular substance - smegma , which can be if you do not pay attention to the hygiene of the penis head. The likely cause of swelling of the penis is also purulent urethritis, phimosis, diabetes, allergic reaction.

Treatment of balanoposthitis in a child

Why not be delayed with the treatment of balanoposthitis in a child? If you do not treat the swelling of the penis(balanoposthitis), then after a certain time in the area of ​​the glans penis small ulcers will appear in large numbers, and during urination, walking and sexual contact, pain appears in the head region. As a result, if further ignore the symptoms of the disease, the child begins to develop lymphangitis - the inflammatory process of the vessels of the lymphatic system of the penis, which is characterized by the appearance of red strips on the back of its surface.

Balanoposthitis in a child can cause inguinallymphadenitis, and gangrene of the penis. Therefore, when you find the swelling of the penis, the causes of which are different, urgently consult a doctor for treatment, as this can be the beginning of a significant illness.

Symptoms of balanoposthitis in a child

What are the symptoms of balanoposthitis? Initially, symptoms such as itching andburning around the head of the penis, an unpleasant feeling in the case of the opening of the foreskin, or during intercourse. At the same time, it is possible to note such symptoms of balanoposthitis in the child as swelling and redness of the head of the penis, as well as of the foreskin. In connection with the constant irritation of the glans penis in patients with balanoposthitis, sexual excitability becomes higher, since the glans penis is the main erogenous zone.

Other phenomenon, in connection with which appearsswelling, is paraphimosis, which is an infringement of the penis head with a narrow foreskin during its shifting behind the head (often observed in patients who suffer from phimosis, and appears in the case of head exposure, during masturbation or intercourse).

Immediately as a result of infringement of a head of a memberbegin to appear in it such symptoms: acute pain, urination blue-purple, and later stages of ulceration begin to develop, there is a deep strangulation in the area of ​​infringement.

Now you know why you should immediately begin treatment at the slightest suspicion of balanoposthitis.