Users' questions

What should I do about a white ring on my foreskin?

What should I do about a white ring on my foreskin?

Tightening of the foreskin around the glans penis may obstruct blood flow to the area. This requires emergent attention. I suggest you seek immediate consult with a urologist for a complete physical examination. Do not try to forcibly retract the foreskin as this may only cause further irritation and may only aggravate the condition.

What causes pain at the tip of the foreskin?

BXO (otherwise known as balanitis xerotica obliterans) isn’t the same as balanitis, and it’s a lot less common. It occurs when a ring of white scar tissue forms at the tip of the foreskin and makes it so tight that it’s difficult to pull it back.

Why does my foreskin have shrunk and gone White?

I do wonder why your foreskin has shrunk and ‘gone all white’. There is a medical condition which can cause this, so you should be seen by an expert to check if this is your problem. If you can’t face going to your own doctor, get checked out at a genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic.

How does an infection cause phimosis on the foreskin?

Infections can scar the foreskin, which might make the skin less stretchy. The tough tissue can make it hard to pull it back. Pull and stretch. Don’t forcefully move your foreskin. Go easy on it. Even pulling or stretching it can cause tiny tears and inflammation that eventually lead to phimosis. Aging.

Tightening of the foreskin around the glans penis may obstruct blood flow to the area. This requires emergent attention. I suggest you seek immediate consult with a urologist for a complete physical examination. Do not try to forcibly retract the foreskin as this may only cause further irritation and may only aggravate the condition.

BXO (otherwise known as balanitis xerotica obliterans) isn’t the same as balanitis, and it’s a lot less common. It occurs when a ring of white scar tissue forms at the tip of the foreskin and makes it so tight that it’s difficult to pull it back.

Infections can scar the foreskin, which might make the skin less stretchy. The tough tissue can make it hard to pull it back. Pull and stretch. Don’t forcefully move your foreskin. Go easy on it. Even pulling or stretching it can cause tiny tears and inflammation that eventually lead to phimosis. Aging.

When to see a doctor about your foreskin?

Pain or discomfort in or around your foreskin nearly always indicates that you should see a doctor. The cause could be anything from balanitis (swelling or inflammation at the head of the penis) to paraphimosis (where the foreskin is stuck behind the head of the penis), and your symptoms could range from a tight foreskin to itchiness and a rash.