Hi, I am new to this forum, but I have been jelqing for more than 3 years. I stopped it a year ago because of some injuries that I have accumulated. By the time I stopped jelqing I had skin discoloration (grayish brown) in the form of a ring taking up about 2/3 of my penis. I thought it would disappear as time passed, but it hasn’t. I don’t remember if the color was darker a year ago. It could have gotten a little lighter, but I can’t recall. I am really depressed about this. I have tried a variety of creams with no effect.
From what I have researched, the skin discoloration are Hemochromatosis- Iron deposits that form in the skin, which is caused by the destruction of red blood cells. The red blood cells release iron when they die and then it accumulates in the skin. In my case it has accumulated in the middle of my penis. Of course I haven’t gone to a specialist and this is purely a self-diagnoses, but it seems most logical. I was wondering if anybody else out there has the same problem and if there is any treatment for this kind of injury. I am also a little impotent because of the jelqing, but that has been improving much more so that the discoloration, so I’m not too worried about that.
Some helpful advice would be helpful from some experienced members. Any input would appreciated.