Hi - I’ve seen some posts discussing circumcisions on here and I’m just wondering if anyone used the Shang ring method?
I am a 33yo male and I had this type of circumcision performed a week ago due to phimosis. Today I had my follow-up and had the ring removed. However, to my surprise - even before I had my pants pulled down, the doc told me I would need to get a few small dissolvable stitches to keep everything together once the ring came off...?
This is where I’m confused - I thought that the whole purpose of the Shang ring was so sutures were not needed (I even checked docs website which advertises Shang ring and lists ‘no stitching required’ as being one of the benefits of using this method!!)
The more I think about it now, the more I’m becoming annoyed, at myself mostly, for not making a fuss when it was happening (I think I went in to shock to be honest!) but also as I’m on day 8 of recovery but i feel like I’ve been kicked back to day 1 as I’ve seen a lot of posts online about how bad the stitches can be in the first week or 2 before they begin to fall out
Has anyone had a similar experience?