I'm 21 years old and think i might have some kind of paraphimosis. When i was younger i vaguely remember the head of my penis being stuck to the foreskin but i washed it and washed it and it detached, however i think this may have caused this.
I can get the skin over the head of my penis easily when flaccid, but it gets stuck and to get it back i just roll it between my fingers - no problem. However when erect if the skin goes behind the head it can be quite painful as it is very tight. If i use lots of lube having sex it tends to be okay as the foreskin doesnt always roll back.
It isn't as severe as some cases i have read about, as i have got used to it and learned how to manage it whilst being sexually active. However now i am concerned as sometimes having sex can be very uncomfortable and i just want to be able to not worry about it.
I have been reading and some people seem to say that using hydrocorsitone has worked to reduce the tightness. I'm not keen to see a doctor if i can sort it myself. What does this do and would it actually have any effects?
Any recommendations on how to bring it up to girlfriend / family if i do end up seeing a doctor?
Thanks in advance