2. Symptoms

Candidal balanitis can present with several symptoms, the most common of which is inflammation. Burning and itching near the glans of the penis can also occur and may worsen after having sex or masturbating. Papules, rash-like bumps, containing pus may develop. Pain during urination, sex, or masturbation is also possible. Candidal balanoposthitis shares these symptoms, though it may also cause the foreskin to become tight, which is called phimosis. A foul smell may emanate from the penis or foreskin in some infections.

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