I am in my mid 20s and had a circumcision 6 weeks ago for medical reasons. I've read everywhere online that it takes just a few weeks for everything to be healed and to be able to wear clothes again.
However, I still seem to be unable to wear any underwear or clothes 6 weeks after my operation due to hypersensitivity of my glans. The back doesn't have much pain, the sides have moderate pain but the front has extreme pain - it's painful when anything brushes against it. I've been told by clinicians to wear underwear but it's just too painful to do so. I am currently taking 3 different painkillers (codeine, naproxen and paracetamol) and using Instilligel (anaesthetic gel) - still, this doesn't really help with the pain!
I am stuck in a small flat, extremely lonely, getting both depressed and frustrated, unable to see the other side. Will this ever heal?
Is there anything else I can try? I have a holiday coming up in 2 weeks and feel like I just won't be able to make it. My workplace is about to put me on SSP - which will mean I'll lose over a grand a month in pay. Feel like I'm completely stuck here.