OK, I've posted on this subject before, but there is definitely an improvement.
I can fully retract my foreskin when flaccid, and I mean fully - as in I can actually pull the foreskin so it actually comes away from the head ( if that makes sense )
However, when I'm erect, there is no moving it - it shows the tip of the head, but won't come down past it .
Would continued stretching excersises soon correct this for me ?
I really need some help here as I just got a massive fright there!
Basically, when I was flaccid I was doing a little more stretching, but I actually think Paraphimosis happened :|
Basically, when it got to the bottom of the head, it wouldn't stretch further than the head like what I've described above, and then when I tried to return the foreskin to it's normal position, it wouldn't - all that happened was the foreskin seemed to fold inwards on itself, so it was like all folding down towards the head if you get what I mean. I started panicing so I of course pulled the skin down towards the bottom of the head again, and it looked like the skin had gotten smaller, and the head had got bigger, so thus it looked like the skin was too small to be there. Somehow, and don't ask me how, the skin seemed to be able to return back to it's normal position and I am ok now.
So the question I'm asking and I'm so concerned here was did I just suffer a slight case of paraphimosis?
That's a relief I must say.
I was just wondering, is it Phimosis I have then, since I can fully retract the foreskin flaccid, but not when erect?
Saying that, when I do try to retract the foreskin when I'm erect, it does move. the head seems to get bigger, the foreskin smaller, so I stop incase of paraphimosis.... I am sure however that I would be able to retract it fully to be honest, the fear just stops me.
I eventually plucked up the courage to discuss this with my doctor. Initially, he suggested circumcision is the best option, but upon inspection, told me I was far from this option, and prescribed me with 1% Hydrocortisone cream.
Am I right in saying I just thinly apply this around the foreskin when it is retracted flaccid, and around the frenulum?
I am not sure of this. I have only ever used hydrocortisone for jock itch. The instructions that came with my cream said to apply on the jock itch area for no longer than seven days. It's pretty potent stuff so treat your penis carefully. I would say not to get it on your glans (the exposed penis head) -- but remember that I'm not a medical expert .
If you are in any doubt after reading the instructions that came with the cream, contact your doctor and get exact instructions.
It was a good idea to consult your doctor. It's great news that you are definitely not in need of circumcision. Congratulations!
Yeah i'm relived that it's not a circumcision matter.
The question is though, how long should I expect to be using this cream for :/?
Had a routine appointment with the doctor, and the cream I was using simply didn't work, so I've been given a stronger cream as a last resort - if this doesn't work, I am unfortunately being referred to the hospital for further investigation.
The cream this time is emuvate ( clobetasone butyrate).
Again, where should I actually apply this cream, as the doc didn't specify ?
OK, wee bit of advice from anyone would be nice
Basically, I can now pull my foreskin back over my head when erect, although , it doesn't move very easily and still feels really tight at the very beginning before I pull it back and when I get an erection, the foreskin only seperates to the sides, so the tip of the head is visible, it doesn't move downwards, if i'm making sense.
When I do pull it over the head, once it reaches the bottom, the tightness comes from the frenulum, and it feels that any further force, it will snap
Is this still a sign I have a tight foreskin?
I would just suggest trying the following before doing anything drastic or agreeing to any surgery.
The skin on your penis and your groin area in general can be very easily irritated by shower gels, soaps, and particularly by laundry detergents and fabric softeners if you are sensitive to them or you have not rinsed them properly.
Try switching to some hypoallergenic products and stop using fabric softener or dryer sheets with your underwear.
When showering, do not use soap or shower gel on your penis. It's generally more than enough to just use water.
Use 100% cotton underwear, preferably boxers, and change regularly, particularly if it's hot weather or after sport.
To loosen your phimosis, just gently stretch it over a few months. It should loosen up with a bit of effort and persistence!
If it gets stuck behind the head, as long as it's not so tight that it's cutting off the circulation you will be ok. If you can pull your foreskin back when soft, then this seems quite unlikely to be the case. Just wait until you are soft and maneuver it back into its usual position!
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I don't come her often anymore but how did you go? The Hydrocortisone is fairly useless becaues you need the more active form of cortisone to have the normally undesirable side effect of skin thinning to make the stretching work. Betamethasone is the best for this that I know of. The version you have been given as a "last resort" may not be active enough but I am not sure. This doctor does not know what he is doing if he expectts straight Hydrocortisone to work.
Last edited by Geoff B; 01-07-2011 at 01:58 AM.
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I can basically get my foreskin retracted when I'm fully erect now which I definitely couldn't do before, but when it is fully retracted, the frenulum feels really tight.
The foreskin doesn't retract its self when erect, and does require a bit of force to move it still - it moves very easily when flaccid though
The stretching is working then. You don't actually really need the cream in most cases. It's the regular stretching that does the work. Try the frenulum stretching exercises in my sticky too.
Seems like you do not have a serious case, in which case surgery would be quite a drastic step.
You should be using lube when working the foreskin, so that it can return easily when needed. Ideally you should try to wear your foreskin fully retracted most of, or all the time, till eventually that will be its natural position.
If its tight, then pull the foreskin back while flaccid, then work up an erection.
It should then want to stay fully retracted.
Only if its so tight as to restrict the bloodflow to the head, should you pull it back over the head again, in which case you should use some lube to make sure it glides over the head OK.
It will improve surprisingly quickly if you always wear the foreskin fully retracted, flaccid and erect.