N48.1: Balanoposthitis

Your glans is inflamed.

The glans is the head of the penis. The glans is normally covered by a protective piece of skin. This is called the foreskin. The foreskin can be pulled back (retracted) over the glans. This reveals the inside of the foreskin. Your glans is inflamed. The inside of your foreskin may also be inflamed. An inflammation of the glans may be caused by pathogens, for example, or other conditions. If this happens the glans may become swollen and red. Pus may also come out of the glans.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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