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General advice on Circumcision recovery

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I had my circumcision on Monday morning so three days ago and my head is extremely sensitive. Obviously this is natural, but my concern is that I’m going on holiday in 17 days. My doctor gave me a fit note for two weeks so he assumes I’ll be up and ready before then but on average when were you guys up and happy to do regular activities? Should I be worried about my holiday at all? Also, does anyone have any tips on how to reduce sensitivity?

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I'm on day 17 now, stitches almost dissolved or ready to fall out, still needs another 2-3 weeks healing and then ample time for swelling to go down. I'm also going away tomorrow, packed some gauze and salt so I can still do water water bathes as much as I can. Good luck!

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Hopefully it works out for you! My worry is that I’m going away with friends so I can’t really do baths or anything like that, so I’m just hoping I can recover at a slightly quicker rate, I’ll check back in a few days and see how you got on!

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Yeah me too man, I'm in Barcalona with ten mates but a quick trip back to the hotel won't take long. Will let ye know, enjoy your holiday and try not to worry.

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You will be fine for your holiday pending there are no complications.

As long as the stitches are out you can swim and even ride a bike if you feel up to it.

The glans will be very sensitive for a while but eventually that will fade.

There isn’t really much you can do apart from keeping the penis upright and in place to stop movement.

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How would you suggest keeping it upright? At the moment I’m not wearing any clothes due to how sensitive it is but I was given some fabrics to place on the inside of my pants to reduce friction, would you advise wearing them instead of nothing?

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hey mate, i recently got circumcised, today is day 10 for me....

i was adviced wearing tight enough boxers to hold my penis in place facing upright, if not that i was also given some tape to help,

keeping it upright often reduces the swelling

all the best

To reduce sensitivity try using tight underwear. What you need to do now is to keep it clean as much as possible. Just have fun and don't let this simple procedure worry you when you are on Holliday. Preferably use warm showers without using soap on your penis.

The head of the penis is covered with mucosal membrane, not skin, so it is supposed to be kept moist, which is one function of the foreskin.

When the foreskin is amputated, the head dries up and gets calloused and leathery. It also loses most of its sensation.

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