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Circumcision - local or general?

Joeissy1
Joeissy1

Hi, booked I’m for circ this Thursday due to phimosis problem. Leaning towards local anaesthetic rather than general - anybody had it done under local? Was it ok? Much pain? Any feedback appreciated, Thanks

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If you can opt to take a nap , why not?

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Ryanr
Ryanr in reply to Hidden

How can general anaesthetic cause linger recovery 😂 recovery doesn’t depend on weather you were awake or asleep

Ryanr
Ryanr in reply to Ryanr

*longer

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Ryanr
Ryanr in reply to Hidden

Well I woke up pissed with a sore throat for 30 minutes then I was fine back on my feet and off home so yeah you could add 30 minutes onto your 4/6 weeks recovery time 😂

Had local. No problem aside when they put the needle in the base of your cock it hurst for about 5-10 second and they make around 4 injections

allstar1979
allstar1979 in reply to Mogli

No thanks lol

I had general rather have been put to sleep and wake up and it’s done 👍

allstar1979
allstar1979 in reply to Ryanr

Me too i opened my eyes and saw the doctor and said, ,”hey, how’d it go?” 🤣

Ryanr
Ryanr in reply to allstar1979

I was talking a load of crap for half an hour felt extremely drunk but glad it was over and I didn’t feel a thing

allstar1979
allstar1979 in reply to Ryanr

Same here

I had local and I was scared as all Hell. But after they started we were all talking and it was no problem.

Joeissy1
Joeissy1 in reply to Ire_cali

Thanks Frank

I had mine done on 22nd December. Had Phimosis and it’s well worth getting the GA bud. Hope all goes well.

Joeissy1
Joeissy1 in reply to elduderino4

Many thanks for the good wishes!

I had local for mine a couple of weeks ago and I strongly recommend that route. I've been under general before and I really don't like the recovery. No issues with local whatsoever.

Thanks for the feedback, really useful

Had my circ yesterday at 5pm under local and really glad I chose that option. Slight discomfort with the 2 injections into penis but nothing too bad (I genuinely mean that) and over in a minute. Then the procedure was painless and over in approx 30mins with good chat and a bit of banter with my consultant surgeon and theatre staff. Tea and toast afterwards and home by 8pm last night. At the moment not experiencing any pain even though have eased back on painkillers. Was a good bit of bleeding during the night but seems to have stopped this morning. Dressing still in place. So far so good but I guess a still a bit of a journey ahead. Again thanks for all the feedback in advance from people and if I can offer any more feedback to anyone going for the procedure let me know

Yes local anesthetic block was just the same and also you get awesome dreams while the doctor circumcises you

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