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Old May 18th 2010, 7:39 am
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We are currently in S. California on a visa and are just about to go for the medical exam for the green card. According to the instructions for the i-693 the civil surgeon will need to examine our 'external genitalia' in the medical exam which I am none too happy about!! Do they really do this or is it something they might skip over (wishful thinking)? Also my dd is 7 so I am assuming she won't need to strip off even if I have to? Do families usually all go together, or is it a one by one affair? Many thanks.
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I haven't had my medical yet, but there are plenty of people on here who have, and who have posted reports of this.

Have a search around and you should get an idea of what goes on.
From the reports by others, it seems like the external examination is to confirm you are male or female more than anything else.

Not sure what the situation is with children, but I'm sure someone else can provide more info.

I really don't think it is too much to worry about though. My personal thought is its not like noone else has ever seen me naked before and the Dr has most likely seen loads of people and doesn't even care.
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Thanks - I guess it's not really that big a deal, and I wouldn't mind if there was something wrong with me, it just feels a bit degrading having to strip off for the sake of it! I would have hoped that having given birth to 2 children would be enough proof I am all woman ;-)
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Even though the doctors are supposed to check, most people I know of were not asked to strip - some doctors skip this part.

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Thanks - I guess it's not really that big a deal, and I wouldn't mind if there was something wrong with me, it just feels a bit degrading having to strip off for the sake of it! I would have hoped that having given birth to 2 children would be enough proof I am all woman ;-)
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Pretty much all the reports I've read by men state that they had to go through the 'cough' test. I've never read of a woman undergoing a genitalia examination.
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Pretty much all the reports I've read by men state that they had to go through the 'cough' test. I've never read of a woman undergoing a genitalia examination.
I never had to strip...(even though I offered several times )
and they certainly didn't ask either of the children to...can't remember about hubby.
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We have just had the medical exam, wife and 6 year old daughter did NOT have to strip, myself and 3 sons did have to strip naked, the doctor checked the groin area, quite thouroughly I might had, which included moving the testicles around and pulling the foreskin back?? My sons are 20, 17 & 11, all 4 of us had the same examination, which in all honesty I though was strange for an 11 year old boy to have to go through. I had to be present in the room with all the boys when they had the exam, which was really uncomfortoble for my sons.
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Oh dear, that sounds awful! Now I'm really glad I'm not a man - now my dh is the one that's worried. Like everything else it seems to depend on who your doctor is - I just hope we get a reasonable one!
Thanks for all the information.
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I had to wave the wanger ... the doctor stood back and applauded ...
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I had to wave the wanger ... the doctor stood back and applauded ...
He was obviously in to collecting miniatures.

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I did not have to strip off at all. I am a female.
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I am female. I had to drop em they have to check you havnt had a sex change. If you have a brazilian they wont have to poke around so much
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None of my family had to strip or have any invasive examination whatsoever. The immigration approved doctor we went to was wonderful, and ignored about 75% of the "required" tests.
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Apparently the female doctor made a very thorough investigation of my husband's 'wanger'.
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My theory is that doctors with the most experience doing immigration medicals do the least invasive tests. After all, they know that most of them are bollocks (pardon the pun) and totally unnecessary.

By contrast, a doctor who has done none or very few will most likely read the list of required tests and follow each one to the letter.

I can't help thinking that the doctor who was pulling back foreskins had no f***ing clue what he was supposed to be doing, like so many of the medical profession in this country.
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