Reading the posts and replies on here gave me great help and also some concerns lol. So I thought I’d share my experience.
I was circumcised on 15 December due to scarring from balanitis which caused phimosis. The pain this caused by splitting the foreskin every time I had sex became unbearable so circumcision was the only option.
I went into theatre at 3pm and left the hospital at 5pm everything felt fine no pain think this was due to a painkilling injection. Woke the next day no pain at all very swollen though. I spent the first week in just a dressing gown no underwear just let it hang loose. After three days I washed it with a neutral soap then I started salt baths I used a jug with warm water and sea salt and put it in for about a minute then pat dried with a clean towel every time I did this at least twice a day. I found peeing was easier and less mess sitting down and then patting the excess with toilet paper. I sleep on my side anyway and this eased night time erections and morning glory.
On the sixth day I noticed that to left side underneath had what looked like split open to a gaping wound. I went straight to the GP who said everything was fine he did subscribe some antibiotics but I could only take them if there was any puss discharging. The only discharge was a light yolliwy red liquid this is fine and shows healing.
The second week I still kept it aired as much as possible and continued the salt baths religiously. Most of the swelling had gone by the end of the week and most of the stitches had dissolved. If I went out I’d wear quite tight trunk style underwear with a small smear of Vaseline on the head. The biggest problem I was horny as hell and extremely agitated due to it I really had to fight the urge of knocking one out.
The third week I still continued the salt baths. The gaping wound was closing and healing well.
By the end of the fourth week I was all healed and ready to go but my wife convinced me to wait another week just in case. When we first had sex it was like starting all over and great fun trying to find what worked as it’s completely different from having a foreskin. If I’m honest I find it better now and have no regrets getting it done I wish I’d done it sooner.
All in all my experience was pretty good I had no pain and healed well and quickly I guess I was lucky compared to some others.
My advice keep it aired as much as possible and keep it clean.