Tag Archives: Balanitis

Will an adult circumcision cure posthitis (inflammation of the foreskin)?

Dr. Reed, Will an adult circumcision cure posthitis (inflammation of the foreskin)?  Edgar

Dear Edgar,  In a word “yes”.  While inflammation of the mucosal (unpigmented skin) can exist on circumcised men, it is usually secondary to trauma or sexually transmitted disease. Inflammation of the foreskin and head of the penis is called balanoposthitis.  In my humble option, hygiene is easier in circumcised men than uncircumcised men who may have urinary and smega irritation underneath their foreskin.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision | Miami

Balanoposthitis picture

Adult circumcision after picture (different patient of Dr. Reed)

What is balanoposthitis

Background Balanos means acorn in Greek and relates to the head or glans of the penis.  Posthitis is an inflammation of the foreskin.  The frequently occur together. If conservative treatment does not work for an adult, certainly cosmetic circumcision is usually curative. Balanoposthitis is defined as the inflammation of the foreskin and glans in uncircumcised…Continue Reading

(FAQ) What’s balanitis, posthitis, are they related to phimosis? | Dr. Harold Reed | The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision

Dr. Reed, I am uncircumcised but told because I have difficulty retracting my foreskin I have phimosis.  Does this mean I also have balanitiis and posthitis?   This could be an insurance coverage issue.  Greg Dear Greg, Most insurance companies will fund for an adult circumcision to correct phimosis, regardless if you have balanitis or…Continue Reading

Will Circumcision Revision Cure my Balanitis? FAQ | Dr. Harold Reed M.D. | Chronic balanitis

Dr. Reed,  Had an adult circumcision because of balanitis, and thought this would cure it.  Perhaps the doctor left the foreskin too long.  Do you think if more skin was removed which covers a portion of my head, this would result in a cure.  My wife and I enjoy sex.   Will circumcision revision Cure…Continue Reading

Recurrent inflammation of the foreskin and glans (posthitis and balanitis)

I’m sixty-one years old and have had recurrent inflammation of the foreskin and glans.  Circumcision has been a consideration but until now I haven’t had the nerve. Presently I’m covered under Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and was wondering if you were a participant in this plan? Thank you, Ralph Dear Ralph, Appreciate your interest…Continue Reading

Adult Circumcision for Balanitis

Dear Dr. Reed, Have chronic inflammation of the head of my penis and when I try to retract it to cleanse, there is some tearing and small amount of bleeding.  Is the a non-surgical cure? Raymond Dear Raymond, Balanitis means inflammation of the head and comes from the Greek word balanos or acorn.  If the…Continue Reading