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Any advice for someone who due to have a circumcision


Im due to have a circumcision next weekend and i want some advice like what things to buy to help during my recovery? How long will it take to heal? How long the surgery will take?

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Don't listen to Bucky85 when he turns up

I just had mine done 15 days ago and to be honest not much to worry about the thought of it is worse and the surgery is fairly fast you’ll be out before you know it if everything goes okay. Feel free to message me before or after op

Hello, I’m 15 and I really am struggling to find the diagnoses of what I have, without going to a doctor. This is an extremely awkward topic for me to talk to my parents or anyone but I seem to be having issues with my penis. About a year ago I had a small circumsition and I am still left with most of my foreskin, but ever since I have started to notice this small bit of skin connecting my penille glands to my foreskin. I am able to retract my foreskin all of the way past the glands but there is a build up of skin behind the edge of my them. When I get an erection I start to feel this tugging sensation, it doesn’t hurt but it bothers me. I feel very anxious about my penis and I am worried whether this will affect having sex in the future. If anyone could help me in this situation, like advice, diagnoses or even give me a sense that I’m not the only 15 year old that has had this, it would be much appreciated. :)

Bbbbbbbbdgh in reply to Mike1603

Go to the doc might be foreskin adhesion or just smegma.

Bucky85 in reply to Mike1603


It sounds as though you have a short frenulum (called "frenulum breve"). Does the head of your penis point down towards the floor when you pull your foreskin back? If so you have frenulum breve, which you can fix by stretching.

Got to this link and check out the frenulum stretches.

ZombyWoof in reply to Bucky85

Or also, listen to your qualified Doctor, not some random called Bucky85 on the internet.

timmyboy20 in reply to ZombyWoof


Bucky85 in reply to ZombyWoof

How does one find a "qualified" doctor?

ZombyWoof in reply to Bucky85

Through your local health provider.

I find that gauze, Vaseline, and tissues help. Also tight fitting undies. Recovery can take from 2 weeks to 6 months. Most bleeding should clear up in 2 weeks. Frenulum in 3 weeks. Swelling months after.

Also don't jack off till at least 4 weeks, unless you want to shoot blood like me from my frennie

If you've never pulled back your foreskin and have a sensitive glans then I recommend an aerosol can of local anaesthetic which is sold as delay spray on amazon and ebay


First of all, do you really need a circumcision or will conservative treatment work?

Circumcision removes about 50 percent or more of the skin of your penis.

The recovery usually is difficult and takes about six weeks.

Here is a summary of various kinds of pain you may experience.

Circumcision is a surgical amputation of part of the penis. It is normal to feel pain during the surgical amputation, however this is usually eliminated by general or local anaesthesia.

One may expect pain after surgery until the incision heals. Ask your doctor for a two-week supply of an opioid pain reliever.

One may also expect pain when the sensitive head of the penis is exposed to friction from clothing, etc. It is no longer protected by the foreskin, so there is not much you can do about it.

One may also expect painful erections, depending on how much skin was removed.

Depending on how much skin was removed, there may not be enough skin left to allow for shaft expansion during erection and this may cause painful erections.

You may also experience phantom pain from neuromas that form at the incision where nerves were severed.

Masturbation after circumcision may be painful if you don’t use lubrication because of lack of gliding action.

Juplika in reply to Bucky85

Unfortunately not everyone has a choice. I had to be circumcised while they were also checking for cancer due to the symptoms I was having.

Bucky85 in reply to Juplika


Penile cancer can be determined by biopsy. I suspect you could wait for the results of the biopsy and see if you truly have cancer before consenting to circumcision.

Penile cancer is very rare, but it certainly is a valid reason for circumcision when it occurs.

timmyboy20 in reply to Bucky85

Really? And risking amputation of his penis because of cancer? Wow, Bucky, you are such a wise man!

Bucky85 in reply to timmyboy20

Thank you for your recognition of my wisdom.

If he follows your advice, he is guaranteed to have part of his penis amputated.

Hey it all depends on where you are having the surgery and if local or general is being used i am 55 i had mine at a VA Hosp .. it went Without any pain only minor discomfort and it healed without any infections .. the doctor gave me 10 oxycodone pills 5 mg .. the first few days it was mostly numb and when you pee it stings alittle but will improve after few days also on top of stiches he put a glue strip over which came off during showers after 3-4 Days ...

The best advice is to cancel it. Unless you have cancer, there’s no necessity for doing it.

I just got cut last Tuesday on June 19th in America. Eat plenty of orange and green vegetables, protein, and drink plenty of water for efficient and sufficient healing purposes.

Depending on the cut style, pressure points of the stitching, and your body's emergency response, your immediate swelling within 4 hours-till the next day can look any and all sorts of a way. Its the inner foreskin that will be be stitched to your shadt's outer skin that will be puffed with lymphic fluids. Gosh; it will be tender and swoll, mine's is the exact same as it was 6 days ago. I go for my post-op doctor's appointment in the morning. I will ask him how long it will take for the swelling do go away. Lol

I've used ice packs over the past 3 days, warm compresses of epsom salt water, and taken Aleve anti-inflammatory pills and none of that has significantly reduced any swelling. Then, a hardened tender area just under your stitched area along your shaft will rise within 2 days and be the most painful part. I think it either comes from the cut nerves being inflammed or from when the surgeon makes his circularcision around the shaft to cut the 1-inch inner foreskin to use for attaching the outer skin. The stitches are a 3rd pain to deal with poking your meat all day.

4th, your urethral pee hole will swell and cause your urine to spray in diversified ways starting on the 2nd or 3rd day.

Read my previous posts for details.

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