BXO Scar Tissue

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Hey guys, 25 and have been dealing with BXO for about 2 years now. I've had phimosis my entire life but minor phimosis. I would always be able to fully retract my foreskin with minimal pain. About 2 years ago the tip of my foreskin got tighter and then white patches began to appear. Tried perscribed steriod cream. Eventually after on and off cream there became a white ring and scar tissue around the very tip. I've always had a longer foreskin so i know for a fact that my head hasn't attached itself to the foreskin and into the urethra.

I ideally want to avoid circumsion. I will do it, but only as a last resort. I much prefer having my foreskin as it is still a part of my body and I dont want to chop it off.

IMPORTANT: Where I am at right now is the white patch now has another patch of skin colored tissue inside of it and also red (worried?). Where the white patch is is scar tissue, very thick and not very stretchy. However the skin that is not white is still pliable and normal health skin. My question is if this is only now an issue of scar tissue that is preventing the foreskin from moving, can that be remidied with scar tissue cream and normal stretching?

Or, will the scar tissue grow and eventually completely close in on itself and i would have my urine balloon?

imageI have attached a few pics so you can understand what this looks like, excuse the crappy iPhone cameraimageimage

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    Tom, I have been managing my BXO for the last 9 years of so - I use dermovate for this.

    To gain benefit from a steroid ointment you must use it regularly and consistently and ensure that it is absorbed by the skin.

    Have you seen a Dermatologist about this?

    Can you post a picture with the head / glans of your penis exposed .......

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      I was referred by my doctor to a urologist who recommended circumsion. Ideally i want to avoid that route if possible.

      Good idea about going to see a dermatologist as I belive this is a scar tissue problem as the tissue has built up so much that the skin is not flexible anymore, thus causing the extreme case of phimosis; before BXO I had minor phimosis.

      I cant pull the skin back. I used to be able to with minor difficulty due to phimosis, but ever since I've had BXO the skin is too tight and painful to retract.

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      With the time-scale that is involved here you are well down the road where the only option is to be circumcised.

      You must get a regular and effective regime of steroid ointment put in place if you want to avoid this - this needs to happen sooner rather than later.

      Your choice, get to see someone who is prepared to prescribe Clobetasol (dermovate) to you or you will need to have your foreskin removed.

      So a Regular / Family Doctor / GP may do this - but as I suggest, if you have not seen a Dermatologist you may get a totally different approach from that of a Urologist.

      Update when you have the steroid, or, have arranged for the circumcision to be done ......

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      I am thinking that circumsion is most likely what is going to have to happen as the scar tissue that has formed appears to be beyond repair (my opinion). I was looking at old photos of my penis and the comparison from before to now is big. Before this happened everything looked normal, but now it looks deformed.

      However I will still see a dermatologist as I would definetly like to know if there is still a chance of fixing this or at least make it managable; if not then so be it

      Tell me Wee, does/did your BXO look as worse as mine does?

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      Also I purchased foreskin stretching rings that I have started using. The smallest ring in the kit is 3mm but I am able to start with 8mm or 10mm depending on how much pain tolerance I have at the given time.

      I wonder if it is possible to manually stretch the scar tissue/phimotic ring over time without causing damage?

      Using the rings does hurt so if stretching it along with a steriod cream would cause the tissue to tear and new scar tissue to form making the skin affected impossible to move? That is my biggest worry.

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      You need to be treating the BXO - that means using clobetasol correctly = any further delay is simply worsening the condition.

      Ohh, and the other news, you may need to get circumcised, but you may still have BXO on the head / glans of your penis, and on the upper shaft afterwards .....

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