Balanoposthitis – a fairly common disease in women, which is characterized by the development of the inflammatory process in the head and foreskin of the penis . The disease is a kind of combination of two separate diseases – and postita balanitis . When balanitis inflames only the glans penis , and in post – foreskin . However, in most cases, both problems occur simultaneously , and so we have to talk about balanoposthitis .
Most often occurs balanoposthitis in childhood. In children, the foreskin still covers the head of the penis , which increases the likelihood of disease. Especially prone to this disease children having too narrow foreskin or phimosis – the inability to expose the glans penis .
Balanoposthitis ( as balanitis and post) develops as a result of penetration into tissue of the penis microorganisms. What kind of microbes cause disease is not always possible to install , but some of them can be a normal vaginal flora . In this case, balanoposthitis may develop due to unprotected intercourse. Among the ” provocateurs ” balanoposthitis many STDs – gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, pallidum . Also, the disease can occur on a background of candidiasis ( thrush ) . Continue reading