N51.2: Balanitis in diseases classified elsewhere

The glans (the head of your penis) is inflamed.

The male genital organs include the testicles, the epididymis and the penis. But there are also other smaller glands and various other tissues that are part of the genitals.

You have been infected with specific pathogens. Your glans has become inflamed as a result of these pathogens. The glans is the head of the penis.

The inflammation can cause a number of different symptoms such as pain or high temperature.


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 diagnostic confidence indicator.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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Further articles


If the glans (the head of the penis) becomes red and painful, this may be due to an inflammation. Inflammation of the glans is known as balanitis and is often caused by a yeast infection.