Hi there. At the age of 20, I recently managed to pull back the foreskin fully to reveal some stale smegma. After about 40 minutes of discomforting pain cleaning it off I managed to clear most of it all under it all.What concerns me is that this is the first time I've exposed the area underneathe the glands and the bottom part of the glands where it meets the shaft feels rather irritated. If I touch it, it has a little string. It's not unbearable but discomforting.After I push the foreskin back on, there's no irrtation even if I poke it. I am wondering if this may be an infection due to the poor hygiene over the many years of not cleanin properly or if that part is just hypersensitive. Appreciate the help.
Soreness under the foreskin
It's normal for the head to be hypersensitive when it is first exposed. In addition, being in contact with smegma for a long times causes some irritation. With time, especially as you keep cleaning it, it will become less sensitive.
Thank you for your help Ineligible. Sure saved me a lot of worry. I was shocked when I found this chunky sticky stuff at below the glans