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Post circumcision / Gauze and dressing

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Hi I’m 18 years old and it’s been 10 since I got my circumcision done. Day by day my penis is starting to feel better but the sensitivity on the glans is still there. I’ve been wrapping the head of my penis everyday after day 3 of my surgery. And today I unwrapped the gauze yo shower and it seems like the gauze keeps getting stuck to the glans and the stitches area cause slight pain. How long do I have to keep using a gauze or bandages ? Is it the full 4 weeks ? I don’t want the gauze to slow down the healing process because it seems like it is for me

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I was instructed by my urologist to remove the gauze after day 3 and not gauze it again. After day 3 the gauze was removed abs from then on I applied anti infection cream daily and wore loose shorts or remained naked for most of the day. Doing so, I was able to desensitize my glans after two weeks!

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MJ908 in reply to Moondog432

Thank you, I will start doing this method. Because every time I remove the gauze it sticks to the incision part and it does not feel good.

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Moondog432 in reply to MJ908

Did your surgeon tell you to gauze it this long?

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MJ908 in reply to Moondog432

They gave me gauzes and an ointment cream but they never told me how long I’d have to keep it gauzed.

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Moondog432 in reply to MJ908

I used the ointment for two weeks only as instructed by my surgeon. At two weeks I started noticing my penis looking normal!

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MJ908 in reply to Moondog432

Was the glans sensitive for you when you weren’t using a gauze ? I tried it not wearing a gauze and the glans was just hitting my boxers every time I’d walk. It was a bit uncomfortable.

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Moondog432 in reply to MJ908

Yes! The glans were very sensitive when thy touch pretty much everything. However, every day I noticed less and less sensitivity. Took about two weeks. When I went out for walks, I wore tight underwear to keep things from moving!

Once the initial dressing is off it is basically up to you as to whether to put on fresh gauze or not. If you do dress it again then put a coating of Vaseline or bland ointment on the penis first to stop the gauze sticking to the wound, with risk of tearing off the scab each time you change it.

Keeping the glans covered will cut out the feeling of sensitivity, but will slow down the natural adjustment to it. The more your glans is in contact with clothing, etc the sooner it’s over sensitivity will reduce.

Don’t wear boxers as they give no support and allow excessive rubbing on the glans. You should wear close fitting briefs and keep your penis pointed upwards to hold it still and reduce the swelling by allowing excess lymph to drain away.

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