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    I'm just starting restoring. I have three questions.
    1. As I restore, will the circumcision scar go away or be less noticeable? Mine is red and uneven.
    2. I use a condom when having sex to protect against HIV. If I am fully restored with my glans covered, it this a problem? Do you skin it back or pull it forward when putting on the rubber?
    3. My family doctor is Jewish and in his 40's. I am sure he is cut. He examines my genitals when I have my annual physical. What do I say to him when my restoration becomes obvious? He knows that I was circumcised. Anyone else have this situation, and how did you handle it?
    Thanks, guys!

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    Welcome!

    Originally posted by CUTLOOSE JOHN View Post
    I'm just starting restoring. I have three questions.
    1. As I restore, will the circumcision scar go away or be less noticeable? Mine is red and uneven.
    That has been my experience, and many others have reported the same. Mine has become so hard to see that I con no longer use it to align tape, which I used to rely upon when I first started.

    Originally posted by CUTLOOSE JOHN View Post
    2. I use a condom when having sex to protect against HIV. If I am fully restored with my glans covered, it this a problem? Do you skin it back or pull it forward when putting on the rubber?
    Yes, intact men pull their skin back, then put the condom on, then slip their skin forward again, trapping the condom inside and outside their foreskin. In that way they can keep the moveable skin moving, rather than having it trapped inside the condom. According to reports form men who have experienced both (whihc are few and far between) intercourse with a foreskin inside a condom as described above is a lot better. some references:

    How do you put on a condom if I have an uncircumcised penis? Do I have to pull my foreskin back? Does it have to be over the testicles also? (plannedparenthood.org)
    Putting a condom on an uncircumcised penis – Chicago Tribune​
    ​

    Originally posted by CUTLOOSE JOHN View Post
    3. My family doctor is Jewish and in his 40's. I am sure he is cut. He examines my genitals when I have my annual physical. What do I say to him when my restoration becomes obvious? He knows that I was circumcised. Anyone else have this situation, and how did you handle it?
    Thanks, guys!
    Well, you don't have to say anything. And, if he asks, just answer. I have had little success with changing any doctor's mind, but there have been some supportive, and those that were not, just dismissed the value of doing it and dropped the subject.

    After I had been restoring for a while, I asked my urologist about his thoughts. He just denied the value of a foreskin for sexual feelings and functions. Seemed to want to drop the subject, so I just left it at agree to disagree, since I and my wife had found a significant increase in pleasure by that point. Shrug.

    A couple years ago I had a UTI. I explained what I was doing, in case that might have been a potential cause. the PA that was examining me seemed uncomfortable, but didn't think that was a likely cause.

    Other men have reported doctors taking second glances and being surprised that their notes said circumcised because the patient now had a foreskin. Enjoy!

    One thing to keep in mind, is that doctors are human, and can be biased, so you need to be your own advocate. Trust but verify is sometimes said. Given that your doctor is Jewish, the chance he will have a bias is good to keep in mind. Most of the time it may not come into play, but when it gets to your foreskin, consider that aspect.

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    • #3
      Thanks for your responses and the links. Good information that I will keep in mind!

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      • #4
        Most doctors are professional enough not to make an issue of it

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        • #5
          Other than 1 visit to a dermatologist to check out something, I haven't had to strip for a doctor visit since i was a child?

          When asked for 'surgical history' i've started including Genital Mutilation with the others. 'Non-consentual Genital Mutilation' if there's enough room for it. If they want to make a big deal of it, their next patient is going to wave a long wait. If they want to be all stubborn and pro-mutilation, time to fire them and get a new doc.

          The scarring gets more faint, but don't expect it to ever look fully right
          ​
          You can keep adding new questions to this thread instead of making new threads if you want
          Saying someone is "Unmutilated" is like saying "Unsweet Tea". So you mean it's just Tea, in its natural state, that nobody has screwed up? It can't be Un- anything

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CUTLOOSE JOHN View Post
            My family doctor is Jewish and in his 40's. I am sure he is cut. He examines my genitals when I have my annual physical. What do I say to him when my restoration becomes obvious? He knows that I was circumcised. Anyone else have this situation, and how did you handle it?
            Three of my last 4 doctors are Jewish. I wrote in my progress gallery https://foreskinrestoration.vbulleti...ger-s-progress about the reception they gave to my restoring. Generally, doctors have had no issue.

            I just recently had to show my restored skin to two new doctors because I've been diagnosed with a hernia and will require surgery. I chose in both cases to be wearing a Your-Skin Cone https://foreskinrestoration.vbulleti...ring-this-exam when they encountered my penis. I don't think it affected the quality of care I received.

            Full links:
            {https://foreskinrestoration.vbulletin.net/forum/foreskin-restoration/progress-galleries/62-2001-04-01-tlctugger-s-progress}
            {https://foreskinrestoration.vbulletin.net/forum/in-this-together/health-club/78793-2022-12-16-turn-your-head-and-cough-finally-found-something-after-6-decades-of-enduring-this-exam}
            -Ron Low
            [email protected]
            847 414-1692 Chicago

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            • #7
              Thanks, Good luck with the hernia surgery, Ron

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              • #8
                Frizzen, Thanks for your response. I suspect my scar will still be visible, too.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CUTLOOSE JOHN View Post
                  Good luck with the hernia surgery, Ron
                  Thanks, it's Tuesday morning. If I don't wake up, somebody will need to contact Alice to review how to keep the forum running.

                  I'm being overly dramatic. I'm told I have a better chance of dying driving there then I do from surgical/anesthetic complications.

                  {UPDATE: All repaired and home safe. No sex for a week.}
                  -Ron Low
                  [email protected]
                  847 414-1692 Chicago

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by admin View Post
                    Thanks, it's Tuesday morning. If I don't wake up, somebody will need to contact Alice to review how to keep the forum running.

                    I'm being overly dramatic. I'm told I have a better chance of dying driving there then I do from surgical/anesthetic complications.
                    Praying for the best outcome, Ron. πŸ™
                    Check Out My Progress Gallery Presently a CI-8
                    Photo Gallary
                    My Taoism practice began with the owner's manual.
                    The owner's manual to the male human body!
                    May the (tugging) force be with you! A good salutation: YIFR (yours in foreskin restoration).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by forescore View Post
                      Praying for the best outcome, Ron.
                      Thanks. I'm all repaired and home safe. No sex for a week.
                      -Ron Low
                      [email protected]
                      847 414-1692 Chicago

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                      • #12
                        That sounds like a pain in the a**. Glad to hear you're doing well man!!! Best wishes with you recovery.

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                        • #13
                          Ron, I'm glad your surgery went well and you are back home. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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                          • #14
                            Ron, very glad to know that you’re healthy and that surgery was a success.
                            Tugger1

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