How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. K. Your Own Question

Dr. K.
Dr. K., Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 3948
Experience:  Board certified with experience in primary care.
65718478
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. K. is online now

Hi, I have been wearing my back for several years.

Customer Question

Hi, I have been wearing my foreskin back for several years. It mainly just stays back now. Is there an issue doing this, should I try keep it forward or should I opt for circumcision?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.

Dr. K. :

Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.

Dr. K. :

Hi there Its not a problem as long as it can be pulled forward and does not constrict the glans of the penis

Dr. K. :

Some studies show that lack of a foreskin causes the glans to become less sensitive over time.

Dr. K. :

That may be a reason to have it covering the glans when you are wearing clothes

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

I can pull it forward but need to get really get all foreskin as now its trained to stay back

Dr. K. :

Then its fine with the exception of what i wrote above

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

So you think I should try pull it forward again. I like the feeling of glans exposed though

Dr. K. :

Theres no medical reason you cannot keep doing it

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

Do I not need a circumcision

Dr. K. :

It can lead to sensitivity loss over time

Dr. K. :

No

Dr. K. :

circumcision is done for infections, and for cosmetic reasons for personal choice

Dr. K. :

So its really your choice

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

So its better to have a foreskin. Why do so many get circumcised if its better not to be

Dr. K. :

Its a social custom with no medical basis behind it

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

Ok but if my foreskin is back and has been for about 6 years would I lose more sensitivity being circumcised

Dr. K. :

No you would not

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

Ok and i heard it reduces std and hiv chances

Dr. K. :

Yes it can reduce hiv and herpes

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

So then it is better to be circumcised

Dr. K. :

No its really not. The majority of the world is not

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

Ok so what you saying is i should train foreskin to go back over glans

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

And risk hiv and herpes

Dr. K. :

No, It is your personal preference

Dr. K. :

Theres no medical reason either way.

Dr. K. :

The protection against stds is small. Obviously condom use is a better protection.

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

Ok. So if i chose circumcision is laser circumcision a good option

Dr. K. :

Circumcision is a personal choice. If you feel that a small increase in protection from stds is worth it, then be circumcised. The way in which it is done is not important , its not a difficult procedure. Cosmetic results are good with either method

Dr. K. :

Recovery with laser may be easier

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

Ok but yr recommendation is to pull foreskin forward again

Dr. K. :

No its not

Dr. K. :

As I told you its your personal preference

Dr. K. :

As long as it goes back and forth there is no medical reason why you cant keep doing what you are doing

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

Ok but you said its better not to be circumcised

Dr. K. :

No I did not. I did give you the pros and cons of each.

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

Ok thanks. How long does it take to recover from a circumcision

Dr. K. :

A few weeks totally but in a few days you will be feeling pretty good

JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

And is it abnormal to keep foreskin back

Dr. K. :
  1. Well its not done much but I would not call it abnormal at all
JACUSTOMER-tc0or3e2- :

Ok thanks ill have to decide if worth it to get the snip

Dr. K. :

Good luck!

Dr. K. :

Thanks for coming to JA

Dr. K. :

Please consider a positive rating before you leave and come back any time you need more help

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
 
 
 

Related Medical Questions