*Sticky* foreskin and glansFebruary 9 2011 at 11:02 AM
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Thanks to you guys, I have successfully stretched my foreskin a couple of years ago. Since I also have a problem with short frenulum, I decided to give it a try. I was stretching it for a month, and as there was no visible progress, I started with a lot more intense, rigorous stretching, almost to the point of pain. I was also slightly stretching the foreskin for extra width.
One day I think I overdid it :(
That day apart from massive stretching I had way too many other activities, and possibly overtrained and completely exhausted, I caught up a sore throat. At least I thought so. Two days later my lymph nodes in the back of the head were so swollen, I could not put my head down on the pillow because of pain. I never had any trouble with lymph nodes. I was prescribed some antibiotic which I have taken only once and got a slight skin rash. The results of blood tests showed decreased leukocytes and increased lymphocytes. I haven't gone to an urologist, because at the time I wasn't sure it was the stretching that caused all this. Anyway, the penis was a bit swollen due to the recent stretch, and the next few days I had that slight burning feeling in the foreskin you usually get from non-gentle stretching. I noticed tiny tears in frenulum, but they were not painful.
And then something strange happened. The smegma production has stopped completely! No trace! All my life I had excess smegma and practically could not wash it away. Is it possible that I've stretched the skin around the bottom of the glans too much so smegma does not form over there anymore? (I've done that a bit too, along with the standard foreskin stretching) The glans and foreskin became quite dry and *sticky* (the head even somewhat shiny sometimes), veins on top of the penis much more pronounced (foreskin looks thinner there), actually the entire penis has become red, a bit swollen and sensitive in the wrong way.
I'd like to mention that during this one month stretching period I was also under great stress due to strenuous exercise and lack of sleep, so it is possible that this weakened my immune system too.
Since then it has been six months, and things have not changed :( The symptoms (stickiness) are amplified when I'm stressed out, exhausted, especially if I do not sleep. My lymph node behind the left ear is still enlarged. Could this be candida/yeast or is it some other infection/balanitis? What do you guys think? The sudden lack of smegma is what confuses me, I read that smegma overproduction is the usual symptom of yeast.
Quite strangely, in this period of six months one night my penis went back to normal, so there is hope! :) I made a list of things I did that day and what I ate that week, but I didn't manage to reproduce it again.
Also to mention that I'm uncut and haven't had sex for almost two years.
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I should be very surprised
|February 9 2011, 1:38 PM |
that your foreskin should be the source of your throat problem so going to a "urologist" would carry the very real risk (particularly in the USA) of doing more harm than good. What does concern me is the possibility that you either had or have a streptococcal infection (though the white cell parameters you describe do not sound typical for this) and that it was not adequately treated (a mild rash is just as likely to be due to streptococcal infection as a reaction to the antibiotic itself).
Yeast is certainly a possibility (and perhaps as a result of the brief antibiotic use) so you could try treating for that. Or you could perhaps try my favourite Zinc and Castor Oil (which tends to suppress yeast anyway).
If you were "cut", you would not have a stretching story to tell us (or at least, not the same story). Do keep stretching, whatever else, until you achieve your goal.
(Premier Login jimsplacetofixthings)
One-hundred ten or twenty years late enough!
|February 9 2011, 5:03 PM |
If you had been born in the US back when the crazy practice of mutilating boys for almost any reason started picking up steam, you would not have had reason to write to us. You would already have been cut. So far, no one has ever come up with a real reason for circumcision, but the symptoms you have mentioned thus far haven't been among the excuses.
A sudden stop in the production is a curious one, but eventually it does disappear with age.
I'm curious about what corner of the world you call home.
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