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What causes swollen frenulum?

hi iam a 20 year old male. the frenulum of my penis has been swollen since the past 8 months. initially there was some smegma collection under my foreskin following which i applied a cream containing steroids and an antibiotic for a month after which i stopped. it had become seemingly fine bt has again inflamed over the last week. please help
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Local genital examination is necessary in your case. Phimosis and paraphimosis should be ruled out by examination. If any surgical cause found then get it treated accordingly with surgery.

If no specific underlying cause present then balanitis is the cause and for that topical antibiotic and anti-inflammatory oral drug can be prescribed. Consult a urologist for examination and discuss your case.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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