its been kind of painful to retract my foreskin for the past month or so
after inspecting it a bit it seems there are 3-4 red marks along the very tip of my foreskin
it feels kind of crusty almost
i dont know what to do, i would go to the doctor but that would involve telling my mom
Asus4, have you been using soaps while washing beneath your foreskin? If so, stop, as they can cause all sorts of problems. Wash only with clear, clean water.As for seeing a doctor, I'd suggest that you go here, first: http://www.network54.com/Forum/244184Post a message explaining every detail about your condition: location, appearance, size of red marks, time sequence, previous condition (extent of retractability, etc). They might be able to suggest a therapy which will solve your problem without the necessity of seeing a doctor.At any rate, beware of doctors. If you must see one, get a referral to a dermatologist ... a skin specialist. Most doctors, especially urologists, but GP's, also, believe that cutting is the only solution to a problem, and that's seldom true.Let us know how things go, OK?Korydon
well i went to the doctor - they said the skin was just chapped.. thanks for the help i guess, doesnt get me any closer to fixing it.. good ol doctor. ok, well, the very tip of the foreskin is red, irritated, i dont reall yknow how to describe it.. sometiems theres little red spots that look like cuts.. i cant really pull it back without it being painful.. it seems like theres a ring inside it or somthing which is really tight.. i can pull it back but i can feel somthing tearing and its really uncomfortable. i cant pull it back everytimme i pee - sometimes it doesnt want to come bac kat all - and it really burns when i pee on it.
ASUS ... did you see a General Practitioner, an ordinary family doctor, or did you get a referral to a dermatologist?
Your problem is much more serious than a simple case of chapped skin. It sounds very much like "thrush", in which case you should follow PaulB's advice. At least see a dermatologist. Ordinary doctors know almost nothing about problems relating to the foreskin. As you wrote, being diagnosed with "chapped skin" doesn't get you any nearer to a solution, so ask for that referral. Pronto!