Originally Posted by Dolphus Raymond
You've already gotten some good answers about circumcision as a treatment. I've heard varying answers about recovery time. Best case scenario was a few weeks with only mild discomfort. It is a surgery, though, and the average seems to be an average of short of a month of no sexual activity (including masturbation). Some guys get luckier, while some get unluckier.
If it were me, I'd look into more conservative treatments first. Not every doctor is fully aware of them, and they are at least worth discussing first. There's no reason not to - you might be able to clear up the problem without surgery, and for a lot less money and discomfort.
The steroid cream mentioned clears up the vast majority of cases. Unless you've been diagnosed with a specific condition called BXO (and oftentimes even then), circumcision should not be the first treatment attempted unless you want it to be for a non-medical reason. There is even a more conservative surgery (called preputioplasty), which is somewhat safer and has a faster recovery time, that you should research.
In any case, discuss these with your doctor, and maybe get a second opinion, before you finalize anything. That is, if you'd prefer something a bit less radical than a full circumcision.
It's fine. The area underneath has never been exposed and it's very sensitive. Once you're able to retract your foreskin, you'd be able to desensitize it by running water over it when you bathe.
Hope this helps.
Still trying to save every foreskin on the planet is a very personal agenda and misses the point of the OP's question. He didn't ask for opinions or options from strangers. Let's assume that an MD who examined him is the most qualified to determine the most appropriate treatment.
If your doc has made the determination that circumcision is the correct treatment, then you should NOT mess with your foreskin at this point or otherwise try to 'fix' it.
Getting cut for those with relatively healthy egos isn't such a big deal, the pain is tolerable, as is the inconvienence. And, you probably won't miss your foreskin at all.
If you have any questions about the procedure or the result, ask your doctor.