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7 days post circumcision with picture

7 days post circumcision with picture

Hi everyone

Was really pleased to find people that might be able to relate.

The whole experience was awful. I had it done on the NHS and had waited 8 months so by the time the letter had come though I just wanted it doing already.

The letter said I'd have it done under local but then when I arrived they said they would prefer general as I'm younger (27) and it might be sensitive. As I had eaten I would now have to wait at least 6 hours. After waiting 4 hours they said they didn't want to wait any longer and they would do it under local anyway. They were so disorganised and everyone had very strong foreign accents so communication wasn't very clear from them.

I asked what kind of circumcision I'd be getting and they said 'we won't take off too much or too little'. That lack of detail worried me but I just wanted it doing already.

The injections hurt like hell to be honest. When he started cutting I yelled out in pain as I could literally feel it being cut and everyone in the room looked shocked. So, they injected me some more and then things were okay.

At the end of the operation, the surgeon looked round at the other people in the room and said 'what do you think? This look OK?' and the nurse in the room paused before saying 'I think that's as good as you're going to get it'. What the fuck?! Firstly why is he even asking if it looks OK and secondly that doesn't sound like a great response. This is my dick we're talking about I'm not having a haircut here!

I wish I'd asked him how things had gone but I think I was just having a bit of an out of body experience. He also removed my frenulum which he didn't bother to tell me beforehand. I should have probably asked about that.

Was given very little after care guidance other than if it bleeds wrap it in a gauze and apply pressure. Don't shower for 48 hours.

The second day after having it done I woke up with an erection and a fair bit of blood. I got it to stop bleeding quite quickly though and arranged to see a nurse at my local doctors as I thought stitches might have come loose. She took the dressing off and said it looked OK from the top but that it looked like they'd taken more off on one side underneath but could just be swollen. To me it looked horrendous, there was no neat line going round, I couldn't even make out where the stitches were it honestly looked like roadkill. She said I should leave the dressing off and take light showers just letting the water run down which is what I've been doing.

Very quickly it stated to scab over but when I've looked at others pics on here they seem so much neater. I've wondered if it's infected but there's no smell or pus and it's not painful other than at night when I keep waking up with an erection. It's not bled since either. It almost still feels numb in some ways.

My glans aren't as sensitive as others as I've been able to retract my foreskin all my life its just that it would get stuck behind the glans a lot as it was short and so was my frenulum.

On the disgusting picture you can kind of see that on the left the skin comes higher up than the right and I don't know if its just swelling but when stood up its like the skin is bunched up a bit on the left side and feels heavy.

What do you think? Am I just healing slow? Does it look like it's been done really badly? Is this kind of scabbing normal?

Sorry for the length of my post just wanted to share as much detail as possible and appreciate anyone that's taken the time to read.

Cheers

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I mean that looks fairly good compared to what mine looked like lol. Sounds like you had a rough time though during the surgery.

I got mine done on the 12 of April and mine was SO swollen, it looked terrible. After about two weeks the swelling started to go down and the sensitivity decreased a lot (if your having trouble with the head been too sensitive, try desensitise it yourself by tapping and rubbing the head with your finger).

Make sure your washing it every day at least twice. I’d recommend using Epsom salts and throw them in the bath. They help promote healing.

Please do NOT pull off the dirt with force as the dirt is most likely dried into the stitches so if you pull the dirt you’ll end up pulling a stitch out. That’s what happened to mine anyway. My doctor said the dry discharge would eventually fall off, and he was right, it did.

I’d also recommend you get your stitches taken out on week 2, that’s if they haven’t dissolved by then.

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Thanks a lot for the advice. Yeah I was going to start doing salt baths but no doctor or nurse mentioned this even though lots of people say they help. My glans aren't too sensitive as it's not like they haven't been exposed. All was normal up until a couple years ago then started having problems

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I used to have a picture of mine up on my profile. I think i took it down but I’ll put it back up so you can have a look at what mine was like.

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Just had a look at the week 1 to 4 comparison and goes to show how much it can change. Thanks for the reassurance!

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That’s not a bad circumcision at all, I’ve also had my frenulum removed and the scar will eventually fade into nothing but it takes around a year or two

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Thanks for that Ryan. It's really good to have people share their experiences. I think because it's considered a somewhat minor operation the information and aftercare just isn't what it should be

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No worries you’ve only got to scroll down a couple of pages on here to find out your circumcision isn’t bad 👍

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I had mine done 12 days ago, I went private due to the waiting times. They used local anaesthetic, which hurt but was manageable, I think I have a high threshold though.

I have my skepticism of he NHS and after hearing your experience I'm glad I didn't go with them.

That being said to me it doesn't look too bad compared to mine but they used glue for me so that's still covering most of it. I think I might have an infection though so I'm going to GP tomorrow.

I guess I'm not the best person to judge though as there are different methods but it's good to share experiences. Sounds like a big lack of professionalism from the NHS

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Yeah it was lot worse than what I imagined. I would have gone private if I could afford it. I think because all of the medical staff seemed so disorganised and not very personable it really put me on edge. I've worried that the surgeon didn't have much experience haha hope you heal up well mate!

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The NHS will only do a circumcision if there is a medical indication, not for personal whim.

nhs.uk/conditions/circumcis...

What was your medical indication.

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I’m wondering why anyone would consciously choose this path.

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Hi Jim, as someone else pointed out your comments really aren't helpful unfortunately. It's very strange that you seem to spend a lot of time searching out posts to do with circumcision and make people feel bad for it

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Circumcision is a harmful and outmoded operation for most conditions, which can be treated conservatively.

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Circumcision is not harmful. That's something that has been invented and spread by the anti-circumcision sect!!

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Circumcision destroys functional human tissue and that is harmful. period.

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And what if so many men have problems with their "precious human tissue"? Ow, I think I know what you gonna say... they have to stretch it till the end of their days. And if they fail it's their own fault. Come on!

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Timmy, the evidence refutes your claim. Your experience of one man does not match the thousands who deny what you say.

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But there are still millions of men who says what I say. Men who are not being brainwashed by the anti-circumcision movement.

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Perhaps you’re unaware that the vast majority of males are intact, and they are not lining up for circumcisions. The US and England seem to be the only exceptions besides the ignorant Africans who are being told circumcision will prevent HIV infections. Several countries have considered outlawing the practice, and would if it were not for outlash by Jews.

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My website at Network54 proves what you say. We helped hundreds of me to solve their problems without surgery.

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I’m the only person here with the experience to speak as an expert. When you’ve studied the subject and interacted with men to the extent which I have, perhaps you’ll see the truth. Most men visiting here have been victims of bad advice. My objective is to correct the lies.

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There isn't a collective group of people trying to get men circumcised for no reason. Everyone I've seen has said the same, if there is a medical requirement and other alternatives don't work then go for it. No one denies the risks involved, it's the same for all surgery. So what lies are you referring to?

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The lies which say circumcision is the only remedy. Phimosis is easily cured by simplevstretching exercises. Balanitis can be treated when a proper diagnosis is made. Cancer of the prepuce is about the only legitimate reason to circumcise.

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I had phimosis and tried simple stretching remedies for 2 months including the use of steroid creams. It stretched a bit and then would go back to how it was every time. Genuinely I would have liked for it to work but people are different and react differently to treatments. You can't generalise and say it's "easily cured", from my experience that's a lie, as is saying people claim it's the only remedy. I haven't seen anyone say that...

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The methods we suggested on my site worked, and the evidence is chronicled on the website. I don’t recall that you visited my site, so yo can’t claim propervstretchin technique doesn’t work. Your denial defies the laws of nature which dictates how tissue reacts. You just gave up. Admit it.

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I already admitted I gave up after 2 months and no success. I didn't go to your site but I had a doctor advise me. I tend to trust doctors more than strangers on the Internet as a general rule. But if you've managed to help people that's great, well done!

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Doctors have very little experience in foreskin preservation techniques, so it doubtful you got legitimate advice.

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Well looks like you were a bit out of luck when it comes to people as they sounded shit and you could probably file a complaint.

As for the circumcision itself, try to keep it clean, rinse it under warm water, salth bath or in chamomile tea. Don't soak for too long. Once you clean up the stuff and take a picture after it will be a better thing to look at. Though right now it doesn't seem as anything was bad.

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Yeah they weren't great! Thanks a lot for the guidance, I'll just have to be patient

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I wonder why you chose to do this when your foreskin was already retractable and only needed a bit of manual stretching to make it glide smoothly back and forth.

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He chose what was best for him.

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It doesn't look best in the image.

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I don't think it looks that bad either. It's still healing. The scabs are just a part of the healing process.

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I would of liked to have heard from TomJFM.

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Hey buddy, that's quite a bit of scabbing you have! Be careful as to not RIP them off. Use a small gauze pad or medical gauze(,the stretchy kind) to wrap it. Make sure to put something such as cotton on the scabbing itself because the gauze has a tendency to stick to scabs. If you do happen to open your incision use steri strips, NOT SUPERGLUE. Glue doesnt allow the wound to breathe and will cause fluid buildup in between the sealed part and the part where the outer layer of skin is, to connect. This can cause delayed healing. Keep doing your regiment. Maybe think about medical malpractice lawsuits. It may not have affected you adversely to have your frenulum removed but it can help others by making him take the time to see what you want and not just do whatever he wants with your body! If one of the surgeons st my clinic did this they would be in so much trouble, but then again i do practice in America and the laws are different. Good luck!

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Appreciate that, I'm being very careful! I've made a complaint more so to just feedback my experience to them so hopefully people will have a better experience in future

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Bad experience but that will heal up fine. In a few months it will be perfect and you will laugh at your current misgivings.

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The ugly looking scabs are just a part of the healing. I'm sure that when it's healed it will be fine. Mine looked almost the same but at the end it turned out very well.

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