Foreskin Fissures/Tears

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  1. Incocknito

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    Anyone have experience with this? Also called radial splitting.

    Basically the foreskin is stretched to the point where the skin tears, usually around the very opening of the prepuce/foreskin. It usually tears in small diamond shapes a few cm long.

    They can be a little irritating, very slightly painful. I was wondering how to avoid them.

    Apparently each time the skin splits, the scarring/healing process reduces the elasticity of the foreskin and it becomes tighter. So eventually someone with repeated foreskin fissures would need a circumcision (or possilbly frenuloplasty).

    I want to avoid any surgery. Was just wondering if anyone else had experience with this since there isn't much info online.

    ie what causes it etc. Usually its when I masturbate too hard or with no lube.

    If you look at my pics there is a white ring around my prepuce/foreskin opening. That's the tears happen.

    Thanks you.
     
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    Once... from teeth during a bj. But no other problems. And, when I was younger like 19...I had a hard time getting it all the way back... it got stuck pulled back... swolllen head... so I had to go to hospital, drs. Gave me some gas and pushed it over the head... it took me a long time to get it to pull back comfortably. Lotion it? Try pulling it back more...like stretching it open
     
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    yes stretch it gently and I have heard of some steroid cream that may help
     
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    I used the steroid cream ages ago when I first started stretching the foreskin. I has never ripped during sex or anything and the only problem I had was recently. That felt quite painful and like it "could" rip but it didn't.

    Guess I need to start stretching my foreskin more regularly.
     
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    Every day. When I was having to stretch mine, everytime I had to pee, I stretched it some, but every day for at least 15 min
     
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    If it ONLY happens in cases where you were a little too rough, I would advise being slightly more gentle, and always using lube.

    If, however, you notice that it happens sometimes even when you aren't being rough and you are using lube, maybe it's time to talk to a doctor. If you're looking to avoid surgery, your doctor should have recommendations that can help. Steroid creams are a possibility. There are also "tools" the doctor can recommend that make stretching safer and more effective.

    I wish you the best of luck!
     
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    stretch it everyday with a steroid cream or vitamin E oil. Also masturbate by pulling your foreskin backwards, towards your body. Sounds weird but it makes a difference, when you go forward, your foreskin is constantly at a pucker instead of expanding and contracting. It won't stretch on its own, you'll have full foreskin retraction in 2 months if you stretch with a cream/oil everyday.
     
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    Thanks guys. I have started putting my fingers inside my foreskin (two index fingers, one each side) that that is a much more comfortable way of stretching.

    If I pull the foreskin back then it feels like the fissures open up again and there is a slight tingling pain.

    And I generally don't use lube. I only get the tears from masturbating a lot eg three or four times in an hour. I don't use lube but I will start doing. I bought some Liquid Silk which is supposed to be one of the best.
     
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    You may have what I experienced. When I started college I noticed a skin rash appearing on my hands, face, and penis. It was diagnosed by a dermatologist as plaque psoriasis which is an auto immune disease. One problem with psoriasis is that it destroys the elasticity of skin making it easy to tear and bleed - especially on the foreskin. Unfortunately; after another year or so with treatment and poor results I developed phymosis (and BXO) from the scar tissue at the pucker of the foreskin and was circumcised when I was 23. It is interesting that before I went off to college I had a perfectly normal foreskin.
     
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    Get checked for BXO and lichen sclerosis. The white ring is the tipoff. You may very well have a medical condition which will respond to steroid treatment. If you do, stretching at this point will cause more damage. Don't be afraid to see the doctor, after all, you are in control, and you make the decisions, not them. Best of luck, and please, don't delay.
     
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    Like mandoman and Chuck said, see a doctor! The tip-offs for me are:

    - this is something that has recently cropped up (even though you had similar historical issues, the issue was not continuous)
    - there is discolouration associated with it

    Definitely see your doctor. I had a similar(ish) problem and after waiting way longer than I should have, got a referral to a specialist. First he told me to get it cut off, but after I said "Doyyy, no. I want to fix it, not buy you new golf clubs" he wised up and forwarded me to someone who could help.
     
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