Phimosis - please help!
Hello all, I'm new here, and wanted to start off by saying how much this forum has helped me along the way so far! I wish I'd found out about it earlier, but now, on to my question.
I discovered I had phimosis about a month ago. Started stretching for a week, to the point of a little bit of pain (I know that wasn't smart, but I hadn't done enough research yet...). Eventually, my foreskin began to ache, so I stopped stretching, and this developed into a nice thrush infection. The infection cleared up, and after two weeks, I have resumed stretching off and on for the past week or so. Recently (about 3 or 4 days ago) I noticed that the tight part of my foreskin started to develop these little divets on top, similar to if someone had made tiny cuts with a small scalpel. There are about 5 of these, that radiate outwards like the spokes on a wheel base. The largest is under 2 mm long.
My question is, should I stop stretching, and hope this clears up? Currently, they do not hurt when I stretch, and they have never bled or appeared to be open in any way, shape or form. There are lots of smaller ones, too (resembling wrinkles) that disappear temporarily when I stretch my foreskin, or get it wet. (Could this just be dry skin, then?)
Anyways, sorry to be so long winded, but I wanted to be as accurate as possible in my description of the issue. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, and I thank you for your time.