My sons- age 9 & 11- are on day 12 post Circumcision today and both still unable to wear any type of underwear. They both had severe phimosis, so I understand their glans have never been exposed to anything prior to the procedure so the hyper sensitivity makes sense. Their father (not circ, but been able to retract foreskin since pre-puberty) and school both seem to think they should already be able to wear underwear and get on with life. I am not concerned with hypersensitivity at this point- as many forums have given testimonies from many patients that this was typical. However, despite globs and globs of Vaseline, per doctors direction, Their glans still have gotten stuck to blankets or their T-shirt/gowns. This has caused the glans to bleed when they have pulled them away to quickly. Each warm shower softens the “scabs” and also causes light bleeding. Is this normal this far into recovery? Anything I have found about bleeding is referring to incision site... and not the actual glans. How long will their glans be producing the sticky stuff (lymph?)? I am thinking they will not be able to wear underwear until the sticking reduces significantly as it seems to cause them to progress backwards on their glans healing.
Also, what’s typical length of “missed school” during recovery for this age?