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Frequently Asked Questions
Can Balanitis be treated without surgery?
Balanitis is typically not considered to be very serious and for mild to moderate cases, it can be treated without any surgical intervention. Maintaining good genital hygiene and avoiding irritants, wearing breathable underwear and applying some coconut oil or aloe vera gel and some of the most common methods of treating balanitis without surgery. However, for severe or recurrent cases of the condition, you may require surgical intervention.
How to tell if balanitis is fungal or bacterial?
To distinguish between fungal and bacterial balanitis, observe the symptoms. Fungal balanitis often presents with redness, itching, and a thick white discharge. Bacterial balanitis may cause redness, swelling, and pain, along with yellowish or greenish discharge. Prior to surgery, your healthcare provider will likely perform a series of tests to diagnose and treat your condition accurately.
What is the fastest way to cure balanitis?
Laser circumcision or laser-assisted foreskin removal is typically considered to be the best and the fastest way of treating balanitis. Laser circumcision is a advanced and minimally invasive procedure. It is performed on an outpatient basis and does not take more than 10-15 minutes to complete.
Can balanitis cure itself?
Balanitis is a fairly common condition that can go away on its own without any medical or surgical intervention. However, severe or recurrent cases of balanitis usually require circumcision for treatment. If you are struggling with balanitis symptoms such as pain, tenderness, foul smelling discharge from under the foreskin or swollen glans, it is best to contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
What is the average cost of balanitis surgery in India?
On average, balanitis surgery cost in India can start from Rs. 26,000 and go as high as Rs. 35,000. However, depending on several factors, the exact surgery cost is likely to vary. Some factors that may affect cost of your balanitis surgery are given below:
- Consultation charges
- Operating fees
- Method of Surgery
- Hospital charges
- Preoperative diagnostic tests
- City you are in
Is Balanitis Contagious?
No, balanitis is a not contagious condition and cannot be passed on through physical or sexual contact. However, it is possible for the underlying cause of your condition,such as fungal, bacterial or sexually transmitted infection, to spread. For example, if the reason behind your condition is a sexually transmitted infection, it is possible to pass that infection to your partner as well through sexual intercourse.