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Difficulty in retraction of the penis foreskin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   2 years ago my fores skin started to discolor over time it became difficult to obtain and keep an erection due to white skin tightening around my penis over the last few weeks i have ulcers appearing on my fores skin and swelling on the left side of my fores skin it is very sore and difficult to retract my fores skin?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi
Doctor :   Are there any lesions over the rest part of the penis ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok are the ulcers covered with white slough ?
User :   yes
User :   2
Doctor :   ok, is there any specific discharge form the ulcers ?
User :   no discharges at all.. i want to know what is this?
Doctor :   Let me ask you some details to arrive at a possible diagnosis
User :   ok
Doctor :   and how did the ulcers start , was there any precursor lesion before ulcer formation ?
User :   no precursor lesion just small white spots under the skin
Doctor :   ok, this is probably a bacterial infection
Doctor :   caught by contact
Doctor :   i advice you to apply MUPRIOCIN oint ( BACROBAN ) over the ulcer twice a day for a week
User : what happened now... whe my penis is flacid the end of my fores skin is swollen and painful.when i retract my fores skin it is very painful.
Doctor :   the foreskin is stretched when it is retracted nothing specific
User :   do i need a prescription?
Doctor :   No its an OTC
Doctor :   you get it without prescription
User :   i beeb told my doctor that i need a circumcision?? and how much is the cost privately?
Doctor :   yes, you are right circumcision would be a permanent remedy
Doctor :   its very low cost surgery needing only a few hours of hospitalization
User :   how much is the cost privately>?
Doctor :   well the exact cost depends on the hospitals
User :   ok
Doctor :   May i know which country you reside in ?
User :   have you any ideas regarding my penis turning white?
User :   england
Doctor :   Is the glans turning white ?
User :   no ... just the fores skin.
Doctor :   thats due to the inflammation and due to the bacterial colonization
User :   but it was started to turn white 2 years ago.. long before the appearance of the spots.
Doctor :   ok, it could due to the glands present under the foreskin
Doctor :   which has made them sensitive to the infections
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   hanks..
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