Exposing the awrah infront of a male doctor

Is it allowed to expose the male awrah to a Muslim doctor when one suspects some infection or ailment in that region but is not sure whether it is necessary to do so as it may heal over time. (If it heals over time then he has just exposed his awrah for no reason)

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

Answer

It is permissible for a sick patient to uncover only the area that needs to be examined in front of a male doctor. The doctor at the same time should try to lower his gaze as much as he can and should seek forgiveness to Allah if there are any shortcomings. However, if the ailment is such that it can be treated by oneself or would be healed over time then one should not expose his awrah to a male doctor.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.

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