Circumcision scar running down bottom of shaft?

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  1. intelligentANDhung

    intelligentANDhung New Member

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    Is this normal? I've just noticed it. My circumcision scar runs all the way down the bottom of my penis, stopping just at the scrotum. Is this normal?

    I'm not botched or anything. I mean, other than that I have a very normal looking penis, with a bit more foreskin than most of those circumcised. So no more was taken than normal.
     
  2. danerain

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    It could be your raphe and not a scar, put I would need to see a pic to really know what was going on.
     
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    Or they could have purposely stripped out your frenulum. My best friend's is like that. There's a wiggly white longitudinal scar on the underside of his penis that is like you describe. It's quite common. I think it's like a mohel speciality, but it is not limited to brit milah or brit periah. My friend's mom says her doctor was Jewish, but knowing her I wouldn't trust her to know such a thing. My friend's father was intact too, but in that weird way that people sometimes worship medical men, he let that happen to all of his several sons.
     
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    Without pictures it's hard to tell.

    It could be that you are seeing your perineal raphe. See this article about the perineal raphe:

    Perineal raphe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Could this be what you are seeing? I know my perineal raphe isn't always visible on my scrotum. Sometimes it looks like it ends at my scrotum. But on close examination on my scrotum, I can see the line.

    FYI I have a very loose and low circumcision like you. My frenulum is still there and when I'm flaccid some of my skin covers my glans. My penis is normal for this kind of circumcision.

    If your circumcision was normal as you say and the procedure went normally then chances are that everything is fine.

    Circumcision involves the foreskin only. They don't cut off skin as low as the scrotum.


    Please, please, don't even pay attention to dxjnorto or any of the other anti-circumcision activists on here. Many of them are angry at their parents and have displaced that anger to being angry that their parents circumcised them. It's not about facts or medical advice or science for them. It's about the politics of displaced anger. The links they will most likely post here to "prove" to you that your parents were evil for having circumcised you will link you to political anti-circumcision websites that use sensationalism.
     
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    and the pro circ sites don't?
     
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    Well bloody hell - I ALWAYS wondered what it was called!! You really do learn something new every day:smile:

    G:cool:
     
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    wow! thanks for that i too thought i had a scar, i had been secretly mad at my mom for thinkin she had my dick messed up, thnks for clearing that one:biggrin1:
     
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    Errm I'm not angry at being circumcised, take no notice of Simcha, he can't understand that anyone else might be against the principal of cutting kids gratuitously.
     
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    You never miss a perceived opportunity, do you? Grow up.

    Nor do you. Grow up.

    Both of you please, give it a rest with the attacks. This was the opportunity to FACTUALLY INFORM (as in support, maybe??) someone who didn't know what his penile raphe is. You both blew it, big time.
     
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    does it look something like this, except youres id cut and this one isnt
     

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    intelligentANDhung, is the thing you noticed diamond-shaped?

    I've got an elongated diamond-shaped thing with a apex at the circ. scar, widens to about a 1/4in further down, then narrows to an apex near the base/root. It's a bit darker than the surround skin and quite weird looking.

    I don't know what it is and I would like to know. I don't think it's the raphe because the true(?) raphe runs right through the center of it. The two appear to be separate structures.
     
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    Actually, the raphe is a "scar" .... But not from circumcision. It happens in the feotal stage when the skin develops around the penis and joins to form a closed circle, leaving the raphe as the line where it joined to close the loop. There is also a raphe on the scrotum. By definition, a circumcision scar goes all the way around the shaft of the penis, not up/down on it. (comes from lating circum cido : cut around) For adults snipped at birth, the scar itself is often extremely faint/narrow and not visible except tothe trained eye. However, the colour difference betwene the skin below and above the scar is the tell tale sign of the location of the scar. And on some types of circumcisions and bodies, the skin below the scar line tends to be darker, leaving a darker ring of skin just below the scar.
     
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    I'd guess circlist is the source of that appraisal.
     
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    If the frenulum is removed then the circumcision scar will be longitudinal as well because it is most common to remove the super-sensitive frenulum during circumcision. The scar would run from the where the frenulum would have attached at the glans down to the circular scar. The length of the scar depends upon the physiology of the individual's penis. Here are some examples:

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    And to please Simcha, you will note these photographs are from the most pro-circumcision site on the net.
     
  15. intelligentANDhung

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    Yeah, it's the Raphe, thanks for explaining.

    And to those who are angry at their parents for circumcision, you're morons. You're parents only did what they thought was best, it's the doctor you should be pissed at. He/She's the one who brainwashed your parents into thinking it was a "good" thing. You were all born in a time before the internet (Granted that all of you are 18 and above.) So your parents had no real source of knowledge against circumcision, all they had were the books and pamphlets given to them by the doctors, and you can assume which side those were on.
     
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    This thread goes to illustrate how circ makes all of us confuse and different. We'd all be more alike if we were intact. My friend's frenulum is surgically stripped out. And he's not the only one. Look it up. Cut guys are all different. Everyone is cut different, everyone heals different. We're all talking out our asses because no two experiences, reactions, and wound healings are exactly alike.
     
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    The way you write is really sad sim. I'm sad for you. Why create a complex psychological rationale? Why make such odd insinuations? People who have been wounded in the genitals for no reason can't be just plainly and honestly angry about it? If a guy has a problem with his penis it has to be psychological? It's not possible there is a physical explanation?

    You write like Edgar Schoen himself. That is why I suspect he and his ilk are your main influences. Hopefully most people can discern the difference between your level of truth telling and mine. Everyone with a heart should be against infant circumcision.

    The way you tell it, it is impossible (or should be shameful) to have moral, physical, psychological, social, cultural and intellectual reservations about infant genital cutting. You and Schoen and that ilk set yourselves up as the arbiter of such questions. Where do you get the authority to tell others how they should think and feel about genital injury?
     
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    All they had to do was use common sense.

    There's a good chance that when I was born in the early 60s, the doctors didn't even give them a chance and just whacked away.

    I don't blame my parents, rather a society that is hung up about frank talk about sex and the importance of genital integrity.

    The circ rate is going down, so there's hope that fewer boys will suffer like I did. Just to make it clear, I was cut so tight that sex was painful until I started restoring. Circumcision can be very damaging and I hope parents realize the risk they're taking just so junior can look like daddy.

    Scarred up dicks are ugly.
     
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    So what about the ones doing it today and tomorrow and the next day. They are morons, right?
     
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    And what about Inactivists who are intact, or are women?

    And you think a man who's had part of his penis cut off and defends the practice against all reason hasn't been influenced by his status too?

    The picture labelled "redundant prepuce" is a good example of that kind of thinking. Nothing the matter with it.
     
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