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Swelling after Circumcision

It's been 3 days since my circumcision and so far so good. I have however noticed the swelling. I have noticed that the swelling I had before has gone down slightly, but there are places where i haven't noticed a difference.

The skin in general is still quite swollen, especially where the frenelum used to be! To be honest I'd expect it to be very swollen here as I've heard that's the part that takes the longest to heal. It's also a purple/dark red colour because of the bruising and hasn't improved much. Also on the back left of my head I have the same colour (bruising) and is actually slightly swollen?

Does anyone know when the swelling will improve and if there are any ways to help reduce this swelling faster?

I'm happy so far it's just because of the swelling, my penis looks very... abnormal when flacid. When I do get some growth (not an erection) it begins to look a lot better, this how I know its all swelling, but of course I'm anxious!

If anyone has any advice that would be greatly appreciated!

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Bruising and swelling after circumcision is very common and can take a couple of weeks to resolve. If you're concerned call back at where the procedure was done and discuss your concerns with them.


Hi there, I used to take bath in Salty water after the 3 days which helped me quicker settling the swelling and beautifully heal the scar line. As I found later these day after reading the comments I was circumcised as tight low cut. By the way I was circumcised at the age of 30 on personal preference. I found the scar line was slightly raised and thicken for about 6 months. The Doc left excessive skin underneath my penis head So I have to correct it after 8 months. I am now happy with the out look of my manhood. I normally get positive comments from girls regarding the looks and tidiness of my penis. Enjoy the benefits.


I am also circumcised 5 days before my swelling is making an issue and pain is also very much... my doctor has also left excessive skin under the penis.. what does it mean....?? Do i need to correct it???


So I have to correct it after 8 month

>> What is this procedure? Could you please explain?

Again we have the feel the pain : ( ?


Hi Bro.

I hve same problem.i have circumised before 1.5 month ago.Still there was bit thick swelling on the line of penis..How to cure this?



Swelling is very common.

Icing the area numerous times a day will help dramatically, once your bandages are off again soaking the area salt water will speed up healing.


Hi Sojoguy, may I know what u meant by "Excessive skin under my penis" cuz I think I'm having the same problem too. My penis is also swelling after circumcision. And how did you "correct it after 8 months" ?



My doctor told me after my 6 week check that it will be swollen for upto 3 months


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