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Good evening, I believe I may have been chatting with you the other evening.
Balanitis isn't a cause of cancer, but can lead to scarring of the glans and foreskin. Untreated balanitis will inevitably result in needing a circumcision, but if minimal scarring and a retractile foreskin, this should be managed with topical anti fungal medication and topical steroids.
Have a read of this, you will see it refers to phimosis and no mention of cancer
Yes, scarring would mean retracting the foreskin is painful and would feel like it is stuck/sticky
It is not serious/life threatening so please do not be worried. But presumably if the doctor thought you had balanitis they would have given you treatment for it?
Excellent, why are you concerned about balanitis then?
I see, this is more suggestive of either a UTI or Urethritis. Have you had a urine dip and sexual health screening?
That's quite normal
And it wouldn't cause pain or burning
To check the cause you will need a urine dip to exclude infecion, a urethral swab to exclude an a urethral infection and bladder ultrasound to assess your post void residual which if raised suggests problems with your prostate or bladder.
If you drink lots of water - it would be normal to constantly need the toilet...
I am very sorry but I didn't realise how late it is. I can continue replying tomorrow if you like, but you need those basic tests doing.
I am happy to speak for 10 minutes if you want to ask much more and discuss these symptoms - this may save you asking a few different threads.
I am however happy this is nothing serious. I run a Urology urinary flow service so am confident you needs those tests.
Hope I have been of some help to you.
I will hang on for a few minutes, let me know if you want to chat, I appreciate it isn't free, so do not feel obliged to
I am not sure if it has, but hope that has made a call cheaper. If not, I will message you back in the morning.
If your foreskin is not retracting when you pass urine, it is common it will obstruct your urinary flow and therefore will not be straight. This is normal. If you pull the foreskin back and this continues, I would speak with your GP
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I hope I have been able to reassure you and have advised you what you need to do for your symptoms you describe.
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