I’m 17 years old and got my circumcision on Thursday (the first of March I think was the date) so just over a week ago. Most sensitivity and swelling is gone (though the little curve at the base of the head is still quite sensitive).
The problem I’m having is that while I’m sleeping, I’ll wake up multiple times during the night with excruciating pain all around where I’m guessing the stitches are. It seriously feels like someone just cutting off the end of my penis.
Sleeping isn’t something I look forward to anymore and I’ve begun losing sleep due to going to bed later and later.
I was also previously a frequent masturbator so not even being able to have a comfortable erection makes the whole not-masturbating thing even worse.
Note: I wear tight boxers (briefs? Not sure what they’re called) that are a silky material and put a large gauze pad between the penis and the inside of the underwear. This helps during the day, but when it does happen during the day, it hurts even more because it’s pushing into the tight underwear.
Any solutions to this? Or do I just have to wait it out until it heals. I’m in a lot of pain. I’m pretty sure the stitches are still in (would be bad if they weren’t) but I can’t even pull back my skin enough to see.