I was wondering if uncircumcised men always have the foreskin retracted as part of their exam. Does the doctor do it or instruct you to do the retraction? Is this embarrassing to you?
My doctor always retracts my prepuce. I have mild phimosis, and when erect cannot get past the corona. So retraction is something she is always concerned about.
Lots of humiliation, especially if the doctor makes a big deal about being uncircumcised or mentions it to someone else in the room.
Yes, I'd like to hear more about this too, if you could give any more details. I'd guess that some docs wouldn't be able to hide their displeasure in their facial expressions or clucking disapprovingly or stuff like that. But talking about it to someone else adds an extra dimension ...
In school, the nurse or doctor always retracted my foreskin. After school, it has been about 50-50, with either the examiner doing it or asking me to do it. I find foreskin retraction almost as embarrassing as undressing....it is another exposure! At medical exams, i am embarrassed being nude and being uncircumcised. Then add to that the retraction. Lots of humiliation, especially if the doctor makes a big deal about being uncircumcised or mentions it to someone else in the room.
Great post! Karma for you. Is there any difference in the degree of embarrassment when the examiner retracts your foreskin compared to having you do it? I wish you would give us more detail about how "the doctor makes a big deal about being uncircumcised." Also, who else has been in the room to whom the doctor has mentioned the fact that your penis is uncircumcised?
My doctor has never required retraction unless I have expressed some concerns.
My foreskin opening is too small to allow it to retract. Hygiene is not an issue because I just rinse it out in the shower. But my glans is still incredibly sensitive. I actually feel pretty lucky.
If this is an issue of concern for you, you can always try a series of stretching exercises on your own. There is nothing difficult about it, you pull back on the foreskin until you cannot abide the sensation, see if you can wait just a bit longer, and do it over and over and over again over a period of time. It may take some months but it leaves you intact and moreover, as self therapies go, it can be quite pleasurable after a few initial tries ...
And if you're happy with how things are now - and it sounds like you are - then just keep on as you are.
zipster sounds like you need to see a doctor for a thorough genital exam ASAP ;)
My physician does retract my foreskin during examination .
I have rarely handled uncircumcised penises and usually they were already erect, so I have never seen a flaccid penis have its foreskin pulled back to expose the glans.
Not all man have foreskin retracted when we have erection ;)
But it happens to some.
And yes it is important that doctor retracts your foreskin. I can tell from my experience .
There's actually an important medical reason for the doctor to retract your foreskin. Retracting the foreskin is important so the doctor can evaluate the otherwise hidden glans and corona. The doctor doing the retraction allows the doctor to evaluate the retractablity of the foreskin and see if there are issues such as phimoses present.
There's actually an important medical reason for the doctor to retract your foreskin.
Retracting the foreskin is important so the doctor can evaluate the otherwise hidden glans and corona. The doctor doing the retraction allows the doctor to evaluate the retractablity of the foreskin and see if there are issues such as phimoses present.
Reading this post is making me so hot! I would love to see a doctor retracting a foreskin. I have rarely handled uncircumcised penises and usually they were already erect, so I have never seen a flaccid penis have its foreskin pulled back to expose the glans. I can understand the point that the doctor can tell by doing the retraction himself more about the tightness of the foreskin. I would love to be able to retract some foreskins to get a sense of the different degrees of tightness that one might find. I would also like to know what doctors' routines are for examining the penis with the skin retracted. Maybe we need a new topic for that.
Retracting the foreskin is important so the doctor can evaluate the otherwise hidden glans and corona. The doctor doing the retraction allows the doctor to evaluate the retractablity of the foreskin and see if there are issues such as phimoses present. If you have a foreskin, don't let the doctor skimp on your exam. You wouldn't be happy if (s)he only listened to one lung, would you?
My doctor always retract my foreskin herself. Always uses gloves ofc...
My doctor usually asks me to retract my foreskin and he'll observe for tightness.
For me retraction of foreskin has always been part of any exam that has included genital examination and every time it has been the doctor who has pulled back my foreskin, I've never been asked / given the chance to do it myself. I have to admit I found it embarrassing in the school exams when I was 11 and 14, and I still feel a bit uneasy about that part if I have to have an exam where I know I may have to undergo genital exam. Given this part of the exam comes so close to the actual method of masturbation for uncut boys (actually still now as an adult I get very similar feelings from doctor doing that as I get when I'm playing with my penis myself), when I was younger I was very worried that I could not control my erection but luckily so far have been able to keep it fairly calm..
My doctor asks me to retract my foreskin. I wasn't born with a lot of foreskin, it does cover the head and I love the feeling when I pull it back. I wish the doctor would retract it (it feels fabulous for someone else to do it), but he always asks me to.
In my experience, mainly the nurse/doctor asks me to pull back my foreskin - for instance, whenever I go for an STD check, they ask me to pull it back myself before they examine me.
To answer the OP's question, yes, there is something about lying in the surgery with my glans exposed... it's a strange, also slightly arousing feeling.
Almost everytime I have had my genitals examined, the doctor has always retracted my foreskin. I found this exam embarrassing, particularly in my pre-teen/ tenenage years. My sister and mom were always present during the exam. During the exam the doctor would ask me questions about my penis and testicles.
I remember having my foreskin retract during the group/sports physicals in high school. The doctor would just rinse his hand off in a bowl of cold water ( no gloves) after he examined each guy. When the time came I dropped my pants. The shock was his cold hands on my penis retracting the foreskin then moving the testicle/ hernia exam. It is no longer embarrassing and just part of the exam.
@exam doc ... so far i can remember it was like this. After the basical exam in my boxershort he said, i should pull down my underwear. While I do this he put on his gloves.
While he put on his gloves, he watched on my genitals. Then he examined my tecticles. After this he asked me if i have problems wirh my foreskin, i said "no". He asked me to retract my foreskin, so i do that. H watched on my penis for a few seconds and then the exam was finished. I feel very embrassed!
Went to my urologist last year who retracted my foreskin while examining my penis. While the skin was pulled back she examined the head and the urethral opening.
I've been to more doctors than I can count over the years. Working construction for over 40 years I've had a pre employment physical before going on most jobsites as well as annual physicals from my regular doctors. The question of my uncircumcised penis has only ever come up once, when I was 17, in a football physical when our team doctor asked during a hernia check, "does your girlfriend have any trouble getting that skin to slide back?". In the nearly 50 years since then it's never been checked and the subject never introduced.
I am uncircumcised & my doctors either retract my foreskin with a gloved hand or ask me to retratc it on examination
Yes, when I was examined my doctor retract my foreskin.
Never had my foreskin retracted a a routine physical exam.
While I am circumcised, I teach male specific exam skills at a major medical school. We teach that the examiner must retract the foreskin to adequately examine the glans penis. We also teach that the examiner should return the foreskin to its natural position at the end of the penile exam.
Yeah in my exams the doctor retracts the foreskin. The feeling of the skin retracting is enjoyable and my enjoyment can be seen and combined with growing erection in front of the doctor while my glans is beginning to reveal itself to the doctor embarasses me quite a bit. Then there's the fact when my penis is erected it is 5" long which means it is an inch shorter than average local penises, brings embarassment too. Altough I enjoy having a smaller penis because my penis looks cute to my eyes because it is smaller than average and when flaccid it will fit in my underwear without having to put it to either side.
One doctor retracts and hold the foreskin back while examining penis head, urthrea opening and discharge from my penis.[/quote]
Now that sounds like a really complete and effective examination of the uncircumcised penis. I would love to observe that exam. My mental image as the doctor would be to be examining a patient who was stripped to his briefs. The exam would be moving toward the exciting conclusion with the patient lying supine on the exam table and me doing auscultation and palpation of his abdomen. I would step away from the table, get a pair of exam gloves on, and sit down on a three-wheeled stool. I would instruct the patient "now I need you to come and stand right here (I would point to the floor in front of me) and face toward me. Good. And go ahead and slip your shorts down to about here (I would point to the patient's mid thigh area) for me. Since you're not circumcised, I'm going to retract your foreskin. Any problems with your foreskin?" I would take the penis in my left hand and fully retract the foreskin so that the entire inner surface was stretched back. I would hold that position and use that grip on the penis to rotate it slightly so that I could see all around the corona. I would continue to keep traction holding the foreskin back and tilt the head upward to expose the frenulum. I would feel along the frenulum and then spread the meatus with my right hand. Then I would pull the foreskin back over the head and proceed with testes and hernia.
Yes, always my doctor in the anual exam retract my foreskin.
The majority time the doctors would retract the foreskin during the gential exam. During school physicals, the doctor would retract the foreskin one or twice before the hernia exam. My current doctor usually retracts my foreskin a few times before checking for a hernia. One doctor retracts and hold the foreskin back while examining penis head, urthrea opening and discharge from my penis.
Always have foreskin retracted when I have been examined. Normally Dr asks me to retract it
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