Hi guys as all my other posts suggest I'm ending day four of my recovery, as I got up to go to the toilet I felt something pulling and noticed it was the stitches from the back pulling and it feels like I have to yank it off any surface which is painful 😕any suggestions? Should I go to my gp as it's so soon for this to be happening
Circumcision stitches pulling day four!... - Men's Health Forum
When you say yank it off any surface what do you mean? The stitches tend to pull from day 1 to be honest, I guess it's such a hard place to repair, after all if it's an arm or leg you can keep it still, our knobs tend to have a mind of their own!! It's looking pretty good to be fair, just persevere with salt baths & ice applications. I'm having a nightmare with my own circumcision at the min, at least it's nice to know we're all able to advise each other 👍
Like for example at the moment I can't wear underwear so when I lay down in bed naked I rest my penis on a nice soft cloth so it can just air dry, if I need to get up to go toilet for example it gets stuck to any surface it's on. And I have to pull it away big time and it kills! Esecpailly at the back
Ah right yeah I know what you mean, I've been using cut down babies wet wipes as a sort of insert in my dressing and as they are slightly moist they don't stick to the wound. I find it amazing how many posts I've seen where guys are talking about wanking after like a week or so! I'm 38 so maybe I'm just too old but I can't think of anything worse than attempting to knock one out whilst healing 😢😢
Yeah well it's each to their own really, sometimes it feels the right thing to do is wrap it, I don't properly dress it, just literally get some guaze and a bit of wet wipe and wrap it once, guarantee as soon as I do it I need a piss so I have to take it off again too. It's a bloody nightmare really.
I’ve seen lots of conflicting advice about all sorts of things to do with the circumcision healing but nothing that doesn’t support keeping the wound dry. My specialist and all the nurses and doctors in the hospital and Gp’s all stressed that it should be kept dry and it makes sense since bacteria and germs grow in moisture. They said it’s OK to bath or shower but you need to dry it thoroughly afterwards fow which I use a hairdryer as it’s non contact. I’m also using tena men pads in my underwear and wrapping my penis with a womans sani pad (get a thicker one) I know it’s not very Macho but it seems to work very well at easing the pain of movement andthats all I care about, with the pads I’ve been out and about shopping and working in garden on week 1 without them I think I would have been stuck in bed all day & night. I hope that helps!
Yeah some people do one thing some do another it's not ideal as I'm still in two minds aha! Like I know I'm practically five days in so obviously it's the beginning of a long process as my gland has never been out before this etc!
Would you suggest wearing relatively tight underwear or more loose? Also where did you get the pads from? Many thanks
No dude . Youre supposed to have a shower and stuff .so what I do after that if its in the morning is I immediately go have a shower .Its almost two weeks after nine now. The best way for the wound to heal is to keep it dry and clean . So I air dry it afterwards and then apply the antibiotic cream . I have two showers . One in the morning and in the evening .Has really helped my wound heal up quick .the bottom part was the last to heal up though . So just give it time while keeping it clean and dry
Mine glands never really were the prob after the surgery .I think my circumcision was the type where he removed a bit extra foreskin .I mean theres a tiny gap between the glands and the incision site .the thing with my frenulum was that from the first day itself when I took off the bandage it was bleeding .just a few drops . Then it happened again when I accidently pulled my penis when the frenelum(bottom part) was stuck to my shorts .so there was a small wound there and it hurt a lot and it took like 3 days for that to heal up .But its completely normal for the bottom half of the incision site to be swollen .as long as there isnt any sign of infection .By the look of ghings yours is one where they leave a bit extra skin . Hence it appears almost attached or is to the glands. No prob at all
So how are you now? After a year? I'm on my 10th day and glans and frenulum is still extremely sensitive. Involuntary erections hurt like hell when asleep. Also, shaft is swollen. Is this normal? I keep gauge pads one front and one at the back and wear my breifs on that so it stays upright. The gauge sticks at places of insicion. It hurts. Any advise? When will I be able to have sex again?
Mate after 4 weeks it was totally bearable again and could move about and was back in uni etc. The sensitivity you’ll personally just have to adjust too with underwear etc as the friction can only be adjusted too by doing so. However start using gauze like you do and slowly use less and less, personally I only used it around the incision line to avoid loose stitches picking at my underwear
Erections etc always occur and are extremely painful at first. From what I can remember the frequency and also pain was decreasing from about day 18
In terms of sex it’s vastly different for every guy as we recover and go through different recovery processes. However, I personally waited for about 11 weeks from the op to be super safe and comfortable etc
Circumcision is not a happy operation. It should be reserved as a treatment of last resort, to be used only when conservative treatment fails.
Circumcision amputates the skin that is used to allow the penis to expand during erection, so after circumcision, pulled stitches and painful erection are commonplace.
Your doctor should have told you this before you granted consent for circumcision.
I should have done perpetuioplasty...instead of full circumcision but my phimosis was so bad that we discussed the danger of paraphimosis in case of partial circumcision or perpetuioplasty. Now I am fully circumsized. What do you think? Will I permanently lose "pleasure"? (Of course I couldn't have sex before die to phimosis) but do you suppose I would be okay with cutting off just the tip of skin so as to be able to retract it?
I recommend avoiding surgery except as a last resort.
Even men with very tight phimosis can use manual stretching however it takes longer.
But yes, men with phimosis can have sex.
Here is a report from a man with a non-retractable foreskin who fixed it by manual stretching.
With regard to loss of "pleasure":
Reports vary. Some men report an increase in pleasure after circumcision to amputate a deformed foreskin.
Other men report a loss of sensation.
It is clear that the foreskin has lots of nerves. When the foreskin is amputated, the nerves are also amputated and can never again provide sensation.
Theres a price to pay for every good thing . Mine was a severe case if phimosis too .Just keep in mind that it is only for a few weeks that you need to be very careful and suffer . Is the case with almost any surgery isnt ? Im in my 14th day and my erection dont pain at all .theres just a small feeling like its being stretched too much during erections but that is going to go away when the stitches fall off soon .Plus I gently masturbate with no prob at all on a daily basis now and the doc said my wound is all healed up when I wenf for the check up yesterday and that it was just the stitches that needed to fall off