Frenulum + white scar-looking ring questions

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  • #24103 Reply




    I have been stretching for a while now, and I’m now able to expose my glans fully with an erection (however I have to pull the foreskin down manually with *some* force to do so).


    However, I have a thick white ring that is thick (although it doesn’t seem as thick as the beginning and seems to start peeling off). Is this something that would prevent me from having success treating my phimosis? Here is a photo of the white ring (sorry for the quality): 


    Finally, by looking at my frenulum and comparing to what’s common, I’m a little concerned so here is a picture: 


    Is this a normal frenulum breve situation?


    Thanks a lot!

  • #24754 Reply


    The second picture looks quite confusing to me. I don’t see where glans is and from which angle the picture is taken. Maybe uploading another one would be helpful?

  • #24918 Reply




    Here is another picture of where the frenulum is (although I don’t find it remotely similar to any other frenulum I’ve seen…)


    The angle of the picture was from underneath.

  • #24927 Reply


    It seems like because of your underlying phimosis the frenulum is quite tight and because of that barely visible. I’m certain when you keep on stretching it will slowly become more loose and visible.
    Also make sure you check for yeast as this white ring indicates it could be yeast which tightens even more. Hang in there and things become gradually better!

  • #24929 Reply


    If you make progress, don’t worry about the color.

  • #25923 Reply


    I understand I shouldn’t worry about the color, but it’s also thick skin. Really looks like some kind of scar tissue… I have been treating for yeast with clotrimazole but It’s been around 14 days now and I don’t see any progress in correcting this white *scarred* phimotic ring.

  • #26001 Reply


    FYI, your doctor can prescribe an ointment with betamethasone that you apply and it will loosen the ring so that you can pull your foreskin back naturally and without pain. The ointment gets rid of the ring that causes phimosis. If there is an infection, there are mixtures of the ointment that come with antibiotics. Please don’t use this product because you are essentially creating more scar tissue that WILL NOT allow the foreskin to stretch naturally. Google it for more info. Hope this helps

  • #26097 Reply


    I know about the betamethasone cream, however, my doctor says it’s not safe and is not comfortable prescribing it to me. He prescribed me triamcinoline instead but I don’t seem to make any progress with it.


    However, I don’t understand how clotrimazole can be unsafe? It has been recommended plenty of times on this forum and previous answers on this topic has suggested it might be yeast hence why I’ve been treating with clotrimazole. It’s been a while and I’m not seeing any progress so I suppose it is not due to it.

  • #26226 Reply


    What he prescribed is often used for correcting phimosis, but the standard is betamethasone.  Regardless, it should be used with care.  Apply very sparingly only to the tight ring which is just inside the foreskin opening.  Rub it in completely, replace your foreskin, leaving it for several hours.  Wash your hands well after use.  This medicine should be used in conjunction with a  good stretching exercise program which you can find under links on the main page.  Follow the advice of Dr Elastic.

    Clotrimazole is perfectly safe and frequently accompanies the use of a steroid to prevent setting up a yeast infection, a common problem with using steroids.  If you take antibiotics for any reason, empty the clotrimazole for the same reason.

  • #27935 Reply




    I have been using the phimocure for about a week now, and I’ve noticed that, usually, when I put the ring there is a white-yellowish discharge coming out of the urethra. I don’t know if it’s related to using the rings, because I’m not sure I would have noticed the discharge otherwise. It is very noticeable with the ring since it surrounds the urethra.


    Any idea what this could be?

    • #27946 Reply


      There can sometimes be something called smegma which is white-yellowish under the foreskin. But I don’t think that is mean to come out of the urethra. Are you able to see a urologist?

    • #28116 Reply


      That could take up to 6 months unfortunately. I have already been referred, but it won’t be before a long while still.

  • #39983 Reply


    <p style=”text-align: right;”>I Hi thor124</p>
    I came across your post having previously suffered from something similar.

    From your pictures it looks like you suffer from BXO. If you image search this on google you will see similar images of a whitish ring covering the foreskin – and other extreme cases of the disease.

    I noticed I had phimosis in my early teens, with the white ring on my foreskin too. This white ring was quite hard and could be forcibly peeled if I tried. This white ring will be the reason you suffer from phimosis and the white patches on your frenulum will be because of the BXO, or commonly known as lichen sclerosis.

    Please research this disease before you visit a doctor. When I first visited my GP in the UK when I was in my teens he really didn’t have any idea about the disease and gave me a weak steroid cream, this was after it had spread to my glans, changing the end to a whiteish colour.

    Having done my own research I came to the conclusion that circumsion was the best treatment I could get to stop the disease any getting worse.

    I was circumcised almost 4 years ago and I can safely say it was the best decision I think I could have made. No more tight foreskin and I hopefully have kept the disease from progressing any further.

    You don’t have to take my word for it,  here are some of the research papers I used when I was trying to find out more about the disease and the reccomended treatments.!po=1.47059

    I don’t mean to have a dig at anyone else but it’s quite worrying seeing some of the comments above  saying don’t worry about the colour – your frenulum shouldn’t have white patches on it!

    Make sure you see a urologist asap and do your own research on the treatments that are available.

    Hope this has helped you or someone else reading this post


  • #40236 Reply


    That white ring looks like possible LS/BXO.  I suggest that you see a urologist.



  • #42039 Reply


    did u ever find out what this is ?

  • #42512 Reply


    Any home remedies for this white thick ring? I’m really worried.. My condition is worse please help.

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