12 days ago i had a circmcision. Since a young child i have suffered from not being able to withdraw the foreskin and intercourse resulted in skin splits and pain. After years of splits healing, skin inserting on the glans and skin thickening i built up courage to share my experience with my GP. This is 45 years after realising i had a problem. After referrals i reached a top urological surgeon and had a circumcision. I dont think anyone can prepare a male for this.....! I woke from a general anaesthetic numb and dazed. The pain block i was given seemed to be working but to be honest, when it wore off i managed perfectly well on paracetamol. I had no dressings but was given a 21 day antibiotic ointment course to complete and keep infection away.
I bought fleecy jogging trousers and soft pyjama bottoms - no tight underwear. 12 days on i still have a yellowy green sticky substance around the penis. The stitching seems to be ok but in the area beneath the tip there is a small open wound and toileting results in a heavy stinging. The area still bleeds very slightly and as it sits at the point where the glans meets a vertical stitch line on the shaft (stitch line about 2cm along the shaft).
Twice a day i bathe the area with a saline solution before drying and applying the cream. When i have done this, things feel much better.
Sleeping isnt easy and the glans is incredibly sensitive. I cant avoid erections but i have to control them because it hurts!
I am scared to bathe although i feel to do so in salt water would feel better and reduce the risk of infection. I am however scared about dissolving stitches early.
I had no dressings, no real advice other than the generic leaflets about anaesthetic etc. No male goes through this twice so we are all unaware what to expect.
Any advice welcome.