Hi, I'm 17 and I got circumcised on the 28th of June (three days ago). So far the stitches and incision line has been great. Not much pain at all, however there is swelling around the glans, but no significant bruising on my actual penis. On the second day I took a salt bath to remove the gauze (was recommended by my surgeon) and there seems to be no real open areas in the stitching (I think my surgeon has done well on that part). The reason I am writing this is that I have kept on replacing the bandages around the area, to make sure the stitches don't become pulled or snagged. However I'm reaching day 4 now and the incision area is becoming dry, & looks to be clean, although a few areas still have some dried blood but I've read that I should let that come off on it's own accord. All it is is that I'm unsure when I should stop using bandages and leave the area open. I don't want to risk infection, as Most other people who have had circumcisions seem to not even wash the area until like day 4. I'm taking daily showers now to let the water run down and clean the area, which doesn't seem to sting at all (Even night time erections don't hurt that much). So Have I just got a low pain threshold and my circumcision is healing well, or has the surgeon just done a really good job? and should I stop using bandages as padding and let the stitches breathe more?
Any answers would be much appreciated, and I'd love to hear from anyone who's at a similar point, cheers.