Hi, so I'm 17 years old and just had my circumcision today. It wasn't as bad as I thought but it's still pretty unpleasant. I have a couple of questions I'd like to ask about the recovery...
1. I wanted to know when would be the best time to remove the bandages? My hospital used a condom with a hole in the top to keep them on so they won't fall off, but I'm worried about keeping it on for too long or taking them off too early. Also, would be best to re-bandage the wound when I do eventually remove it or just leave it?
2. So I have an extremely sensitive head die to the fact that I never really pulled my foreskin back (the only time I did was peeing and showering). I've noticed most the pain if from the sensitivity and wanted to know how long it would take for the sensitivity to be tolerable? I was told it would be completely fine after 6-8 weeks, but I'm returning to college in 2 weeks. Will its still be bad? Or will it have improved so I can tolerate the pain?
3. And my last question is what is better when it comes to washing? Having a bath or having a shower? Was wondering as I'd imagine a shower would be better but way more painful but the bath would be relaxing but of course, I'd be washing myself in my own dirt so I guess that would increase the risk of infection?
I'd appreciate any advice given! Thank you