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14 days post circumcision



I am now 2 weeks post op from circumcision.

The swelling on my shaft is still there, that is what I am worried about the most. Anyone know why the swelling is still there? I don't think there is an infection, so why is the swelling still there!?

The stitches don't seem like they are dissolving...kind of getting annoyed with them catching onto my underwear. How do I convince my doc to remove them...he keeps saying they will dissolve, but when!!?

Sensitivity of the glans improved a little, but I still walk weirdly....it is uncomfortable to walk still!

In this picture, I am pulling down on the foreskin a bit, otherwise, the glans is not fully uncovered like that. Is that normal? I thought the glans would be fully uncovered like how the photo shows.

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Swelling can take weeks to go fully away. If your incision wound is clean and healing nicely, there is nothing to worry about as most side effects including swelling goes away in time. Mine lasted for over 3 weeks, if not even longer than that.

Out of interest j_flow230 how did it end up I’m 11 days out and in a similar position to the above. Interested to hear your experience.

j_flow230 in reply to Setenta

As every one else, I was also very concerned and worried post circumcision. I am now 8 months out and everything is totally fine! There is still some residual swelling on the base of my penis but it is still getting better as time goes by.

i had the same exact problem but my swelling was all around the penis. and my stitches came apart on the whole left side because of an erection while swollen. it took about 4-5 weeks to fully go down. Just apply ice for 5 minutes every 3 hours or so. the skin will uncover from the glans when swelling goes down.

do u use iceto reduce the swelling???i need help i have the same swelling 2 weeks post op

can anyone give me some advice?i really worried


Hey man I am at 14 days and also have a swelling lump like you did. When did yours resolve? Any tips? Thanks!

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