My circumcision log - Medical reasons
Got a letter from the hospital today. Next week – the 24th it’s going to happen.
I’m getting circumcised. This topic will be my circ-log.
There is a post history of me with problems with my foreskin.
But a long story short: I have Lichen Sclerosus. An uncommon skin disease.
The foreskin looks white, is paper-thin and lost most of its flexibility. This makes it vulnerable to scarring and sometimes makes intercourse less fun then it should be. It’s not an STD nor something inheritable. It also “cuts in” my erect shaft. See sick_skin_erect image.
Unknown. It probably has to do with my immune system.
It all started when my frenulum started ripping. My Doctor lazered it away over a year ago. You can read about it here:
Getting a frenum incision on Friday
But ever since then, my glans and foreskin turned more white and more dry.
Different doctors told me it was inflammation, and I should not worry about anything. They gave me some ointment and told me I was good to go.
But problems only got worse. Some internet research pointed me to a (non-harmful) skin disease. LS.
You can read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichen_sclerosus
Nevertheless a really annoying problem I wanted to get rid of. I decided to consult a dermatologist. He confirmed the LS and advised me to contact an urologist for a circumcision. So here we are today.
What kind of cut?
Not sure, I was advised to have as much taken away as necessary to prevent further spreading. The urologist will decide on the fly. Looking at the infection it will be low and tight. I don’t think I have much choice.
To be honest I’m afraid it will be a very painful experience, and I hope I’ll get full anesthesia. Although it would be interesting to see myself getting circumcised. But I’m afraid that would only add to the pain. I considered circumcision when I was younger because of:
- Lasting longer in the sack
Next to ridding me from my problem, these reasons excite me to get it done ASAP.
Last edited by Madnez : 03-17-2009 at .