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Ggonzalez
Ggonzalez
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I been having this for 2 years I been treated with cream 1 and 2% helps me but I feel like is to much comes back all the time I been good for only 3 days after 7 days treated with cream I wanted to know if circumcise is better im not circumcised I’m 28 years old . Is frustrating 😭

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John12123

You have a photo to share?

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Ggonzalez
Ggonzalez
in reply to John12123

No I don’t I have cream right now

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User1957

I had a similar problem although it would usually be weeks between outbreaks. I know what an absolute misery it is and most people suggesting application of cream as a solution probably don’t appreciate how messy it feels.

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Ggonzalez
Ggonzalez
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Iknow its frustrating for real . I don’t know if circumcision would help ? I’m not circumcised

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xhardwarex

I had issues with recurrent balanitis as well, though mine were slightly different than yours. I opted to get circumcised and it has definitely resolved the issue for me.

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Ggonzalez

Really so it’s better if I tell the doctor to do circumcision ? How long take you to recover?

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xhardwarex

Look, I'm not going to say it's better for you or for everyone. For me, it was. I had had periodic bouts of balanitis for about 30 years - usually resolved quickly enough, but over the past few years, they'd become more frequent, more uncomfortable, and taken longer to resolve - that's why I opted for circumcision. Overall, I'm glad I did it, and honestly I wish I'd done it years ago. As far as recovery, initial recovery takes 4-6 weeks, but it really takes about 3-6 months for everything to 'settle down' fully. The worst part is definitely the first week - I really began feeling better after the second.

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Ggonzalez

Thank you so much for the information

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diptasu

There is nothing like good. If it opens then no problem.

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Ggonzalez
Ggonzalez
in reply to diptasu

I think I’m going to ask my doctor for surgery . Do you know how much Around them charge you for circumcision ?

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Puspa

Get circumcision bro, it is Tue permanent solution.

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Ggonzalez
Ggonzalez
in reply to Puspa

But when you have sex still have to wearing condom ?

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Puspa
Puspa
in reply to Ggonzalez

Depends, if you want baby than no condom, if you want no baby than put that condom. If it is a public own pussy( I mean a prostitute) than use condom for other safety reason, but if girl friend you may use strategies to avoid pregnancy may be by peeing in her pussy right after you fill up her as men's urine Ph able to kill sperm cells. Technically its depends on you bro.

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Ggonzalez
Ggonzalez
in reply to Puspa

Hey kay thank you. I’m married lol so I just don’t want this crap coming back

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Puspa
Puspa
in reply to Ggonzalez

Good than avoid using condom mate.

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Jon1206

I also have been suffering from balanitis and balanoposthitis and my GP gave me Clotramizole but did tell me if it recurs to go see a urologist which I did, upon examination he told me this condition is very much normal in uncircumcised men and did suggest circumcision as a permanent solution for this annoying thing. I haven’t done the surgery yet but am leaning to doing it soon honestly to get rid of it for good

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Marions87

Circumcision eradicates this issue forever . Join the club and you will not be sorry

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Ggonzalez

Thank you guys for the information I think I’m going to join the club circumcised men . I’m not going to do it right because the surgery cost around 3,000 and I don’t have the money right now and no Insurance

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xhardwarex

$3,000? Where are you located?

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Ggonzalez

Jonesboro Arkansas

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xhardwarex

I believe there are a couple of Gentle Procedures clinics in TX that do it as an office procedure for ~$1,600.

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Bucky85

Here is information on balanitis:

en.intactiwiki.org/index.ph...

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Properdoc

All depends on the underlying cause. You should have an assessment of the skin by either a dermatologist with an interest in genital skin, or a sexual health physician. Im not sure what these 2% or 3% creams are, are they topical steroids , or anti-fungals. ?

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Ggonzalez
Ggonzalez
in reply to Properdoc

Yes I was using 1% doctor replace to 2 % because wasn’t working and now 2% don’t doing anything 😡

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Properdoc
Properdoc
in reply to Ggonzalez

Sorry its still not clear .. 1% or 2% steroid ?? or antifungal ???

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Ggonzalez
Ggonzalez
in reply to Properdoc

Antifungal

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Properdoc
Properdoc
in reply to Ggonzalez

Ok ..so you really need to question whether the skin changes are "fungal" at all - because unless you are diabetic , or on tablets to lower the immune system , it is highly unlikely this is a yeast infection. Is it possible for you to post a pic on here ?

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Hidden
Hidden

Hey man I also had Balanitis that would go away and come back a few times a year. Over that last year or so it seemed to last longer and come back more. After doing the whole topical thing from my regular doc I finally got sick of it and made an appt with a urologist for a circumcision consult. He went through my history and we discussed what was going on. He said I had two options; keep dealing with the Balanitis but use stronger prescription creams or get a circumcision and take care of the problem permanently. I went for the circumcision and am glad I did as the rashes and irritations went away almost immediately. Insurance covered the procedure and it was not bad at all after the first week or so. I saw the explanation of benefits breakdown that goes to the insurance company and it was about $750 total. My suggestion is to go see a urologist and specifically ask for a circumcision and tell them all the issues you have had and what you have done. You kind of have to be your own advocate. It is not until I finally took things into my own hands that I got my issues resolved once and for all.

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Ggonzalez
Ggonzalez
in reply to Hidden

I’m scared when them charge you little I seen some guys got bad experience after surgery they penis look bad like they’ve doctors doing bad surgery or maybe a doctor practicing

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Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Ggonzalez

Well I would stay away from any place that is like a chop shop that advertises a low price. In my case I had it done at my local hospital and I didn’t even know the cost until after so that wasn’t a concern of mine. I’m general a circumcision is not a very expensive procedure though unless you go for a high end plastic surgery type of doc.

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Evenso

I developed this condition as a teenager and tried my best to cope with it all my life, Doctors and creams seemed to have little effect and it was miserable. In my late 30's my Doctor made me an appointment with a Urologist at a large hospital and he stated how common it was and gave me a cream to try which had always been his " this should work" best bet if not then Circumcision was the best outcome. I did work and I used it sparingly for many years, it wasn't pleasant but it worked to take the symptoms and keep them at bay. Imagine my horror when it was removed from the market 12 years later, after an appointment with my GP not wanting to go through all the testing different creams again he referred me for surgery. That was 18 months ago and I'm 54yrs old now and should have had it done when I was a teenager ! the difference it has made is remarkable, I did have an issue with dry skin for a while after (probably down to using the cream for so many years) but using E45 daily sorted that out and I have to say from the 1 yr anniversary of my operation its been plain sailing since. My advice by my experience is - sooner the better to get it done don't live with it like I did for far too long, yes it is embarrassing and uncomfortable for a good while but the rewards outweigh the negatives for me. Best of luck.

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MrMac99

Hi. Man, it has been going on long enough now. have the doctors assessed you for lichen sclerosis if the creams have not improved it you probably do need to see a urologist. If you do get circumcised I would suggest you have it done properly that doesn't mean you need to go to the most expensive. do your research and find the best doctor that knows his job.

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Rocksalt

Hey man i m also suffering from balanitis... Its been two months already first i had normal fungal infection so thought to wash it by dettol anti septic i did it for two or three week and and it started to burning and itching so i stopped washing and left the cream applied for two days when i open forski g it was red all over the gland so i applied calamine lotion but things got worsen and started wid sticky stuffs coming out i show to doctor he said its balanitis... I m still fighting with it... Pls give me the permanent solution if anyone knows... I dont do any experiments with it bacuse i m scared of getting worse

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Ajones2143

35 yr old frustrated guy!! How’s everyone going with this nightmare! I’ve had it for about 2 months. Been given clotrimozole fluconozole trimethoprim taken these for two weeks but nothing has resolved!! Been reading a lot of forums and come across one about using Listerine mouthwash to soak the end of the penis in. Anyone else tried this? Thanks

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