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Recovery after circumcision

Currently, such surgical intervention as circumcision is gaining popularity among the stronger sex.

If earlier this procedure was carried out only for religious reasons, then in the modern world operations are referred to for other reasons.

Having circumcised in adulthood, it is worth taking care more carefully so as not to get negative consequences..

How much does the penis heal after circumcision in an adult male, is ligation necessary and how to process it? All the nuances of care and rehabilitation in our article.

What is the importance of male circumcision care?

The circumcision operation itself does not last long and is considered uncomplicated, but the recovery process requires close attention and a long time. After the procedure, the penis looks unaesthetic: it is reddened, swollen and with numerous sutures.

If you avoid the doctor’s recommendation for care, a number of negative consequences may occur:

  1. Suppuration of the wound. Which can lead to even more inflammation, the appearance of purulent discharge, which will ooze from the wound and be accompanied by pain syndromes.
  2. Tumor organ. The penis becomes even larger and causes discomfort when moving.
  3. Temperature rise not only the organ, which is much hotter to the touch than the usual state, but also the temperature of the patient’s entire body.
  4. Penile curvature. This can happen for the reason that the care was incorrect and the sutures fused unevenly during inflammation. There is also a risk of forming unaesthetic scars.

In children

Parents should especially closely monitor their child in the first 2-3 weeks from the time of surgery. The following simple recommendations are observed:

    It is necessary to regularly (1-2 times a day) change the bandage in order to prevent the development of pathological infectious and inflammatory processes.

Children do not have an erection, so care after surgery is simple

Since in most cases an erection is not observed in children, recovery is limited to this.

In adult patients

The rehabilitation process in older patients is somewhat more complicated. Regenerative processes do not flow so fast, the development of severe complications is possible. It is important to adhere to such rules:

  • In the first day, the bandage can not be removed at all.
  • Take a shower twice a day, but in no case take a steam bath in saunas, bathrooms, saunas - seams may diverge.

In the postoperative period, all the recommendations of the doctor are followed

Treat the wound and change dressings regularly. This can be done both independently and with the help of a surgeon from the clinic at the place of residence.

  • It is important to refuse to wear tight and dense underwear. Firstly, the head of the penis after circumcision becomes hypersensitive, which can lead to considerable discomfort. Secondly, wearing dense synthetic underwear, a man risks getting problems of infectious origin (the mechanism here is about the same as when wearing tight diapers in children).
  • It is necessary to take antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. As a rule, the administration is carried out orally, in strictly prescribed dosages. Antibacterial ointments can also be used.
  • It is necessary to refrain from sexual intercourse for a month. After a month, sexual practices are permissible. Otherwise, there is a high probability of divergence of the seams.
  • It is necessary to restrain potency. This is not so simple, given that morning and night erections are almost always found.
  • It is important to touch the penis as little as possible, especially with dirty hands.
  • After each visit to the toilet, it is recommended to wash the wound and treat it with an antiseptic solution, for example, Miramistin.
  • How long is the recovery period?

    The duration of the recovery period is individual: the rehabilitation period varies from 2 weeks to 2 months. The average period is 1 month. In young patients, this period is even shorter due to active regenerative processes: the younger the patient, the faster the wound heals. On day 10, the wound partially heals and dressings can be changed 1 time per day.

    Circumcision and medicine

    Circumcision is an “ancient” procedure. She is now popular with men in many countries. Although doctors claim that the procedure is safe, risks are still present. Statistics say that every fifth representative of the stronger sex is circumcised.

    For example, it is customary for Muslims to do circumcision in infancy, and this is due to religious beliefs. The reason for such an operation in our country may be phimosis or the presence of other diseases.

    Doctors have an ambiguous attitude towards mass circumcision in newborns.

    Some doctors do not see this as any scientific justification. Other doctors consider carrying out such an operation an important preventive process. Urologists claim that urinary tract infections are reduced by 3–20 times.

    Features of surgical treatment of phimosis

    Circumcision is one of the small operations to excise the foreskin of the penis. Men rarely resort to such a radical method of treatment. This usually happens if other therapies have been found to be ineffective for phimosis or for religious reasons (Jews).

    The circumcision process is accompanied by pain and requires the use of anesthesia. Surgical sutures are applied in a circle and are prone to long healing. After circumcision, a bandage is applied to the penis disinfected with an antiseptic.

    The duration of the process of exposing the glans penis takes no more than an hour. But after it, proper care, which consists in the daily processing of stitches, is required. The restoration of the foreskin is also carried out using laser technology, which belongs to one of the new methods of modern medicine, and causes a minimal risk of complications after phimosis surgery.

    Circulumia is performed in any medical institution, but is divided into various types:

    • Excision of a small part of the flesh of the penis,
    • Keeping the openings of the urethra open - selective removal,
    • Adjustable excision of the flesh - carry out the formation of an open state of the head,
    • Tight removal - completely folds the skin that protects the penis.

    For Jews, Muslims, the process of circumcision of infants has become a real rite. Such "operations" are carried out by specially trained men. In the house where the baby grows, a festive atmosphere surely reigns.

    Reasons for performing circumcision:

    • social
    • religious
    • medical
    • national.

    What to do to alleviate the condition?

    For pain in the postoperative period, painkillers are taken

    Pain after surgery can be quite intense - this is normal. To stop the discomfort, you can take 1 or more painkillers. Fit:

    In order to alleviate itching and burning, you can treat the wound with a decoction of oak bark, chamomile. However, this can only be done in the late rehabilitation period (from 2 weeks or more). It is imperative to follow all the doctor's recommendations and take the prescribed drugs. So the effect will be maximum, and the rehabilitation period will be minimal.

    Possible complications after surgery

    The experience of medical practice shows that the more experienced the doctor and newer surgical instruments, the lower the risk of adverse effects after phimosis. Complications occur rarely and, as a rule, with improper care of the wound and poor hygiene before and after circumcision of the foreskin. Complications after circumcision are as follows:

    • The presence of hemorrhage at the suture sites,
    • The formation of inflammatory processes, as well as the appearance of a whole complex of reactions associated with the introduction and reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms,
    • A significant increase in the sensitivity of the head, which begins to hurt,
    • Inflammation reactions in the urethra,
    • The formation of pathological elements on the skin of the head.

    Subject to the exact recommendations of qualified surgeons, complications of phimosis will not be detected. Many members of the stronger sex for a long time can not get used to a new modified penis, but over time this sensation disappears. The sensitivity of the penis also increases, but this is an acceptable reaction of the body to surgery.

    Numerous. Many of them are dangerous for the reproductive system, and some for health in general. Among the characteristic complications:

    • Varicose veins of the genital organ. It is considered normal in the first 2 weeks. Then, a similar state usually goes away. Otherwise, you need to go to the doctor for the selection of specific therapy.
    • Retraction of the penis into the body. Usually observed in boys. Requires urgent surgical correction.
    • The appearance of adhesions. Changes the nature of the skin of the penis, can provoke a secondary curvature of the penis. In all cases, you can not do without consulting a doctor.

    For complications after surgery, you should immediately consult a doctor

    Loss of head sensitivity. This is a normal phenomenon that does not require specialized medical manipulations. Over time, sensitivity will recover.

  • Bleeding. Intense and low intensity. With intense bleeding, consult a specialist.
  • The appearance of a fistula in the penis. It develops extremely rarely. It requires urgent surgical correction, so you can not do without visiting a doctor.
  • Thrombosis of the main veins and arteries of the penis. It is rare. It requires urgent surgical correction and the use of specialized medicines (venotonics, thrombolytics and others).
  • Penile deformity. A special case of secondary curvature of the genital organ.
  • Cyanosis, swelling of the penis. Also considered normal. Passes 2-3 days after surgery.
  • It is also likely that the part of the glans penis will die if the operation is not performed correctly.

    Recovery after circumcision requires a lot of effort and perseverance on the part of the patient or his parents. It is necessary to carefully monitor the health during the rehabilitation period and, at the first problems, consult your doctor for advice.

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    Complications of the operation

    Numerous. Many of them are dangerous for the reproductive system, and some for health in general. Among the characteristic complications:

    • Varicose veins of the genital organ. It is considered normal in the first 2 weeks. Then, a similar state usually goes away. Otherwise, you need to go to the doctor for the selection of specific therapy.
    • Retraction of the penis into the body. Usually observed in boys. Requires urgent surgical correction.
    • The appearance of adhesions. Changes the nature of the skin of the penis, can provoke a secondary curvature of the penis. In all cases, you can not do without consulting a doctor.

    For complications after surgery, you should immediately consult a doctor

    Loss of head sensitivity. This is a normal phenomenon that does not require specialized medical manipulations. Over time, sensitivity will recover.

  • Bleeding. Intense and low intensity. With intense bleeding, consult a specialist.
  • The appearance of a fistula in the penis. It develops extremely rarely. It requires urgent surgical correction, so you can not do without visiting a doctor.
  • Thrombosis of the main veins and arteries of the penis. It is rare. It requires urgent surgical correction and the use of specialized medicines (venotonics, thrombolytics and others).
  • Penile deformity. A special case of secondary curvature of the genital organ.
  • Cyanosis, swelling of the penis. Also considered normal. Passes 2-3 days after surgery.
  • It is also likely that the part of the glans penis will die if the operation is not performed correctly.

    Circumcision technique

    In European countries, these operations are carried out in clinics in compliance with sterility. Local anesthesia is required, which will reduce pain.

    With the appearance of pain in the penis. To reduce soreness, the doctor may prescribe painkillers.

    During the operation, the extreme skin is simply cut off, and special clips can be used. Necessarily imposed circular surgical sutures on the intimate organ and sterile dressing. After recovery, the glans penis will become open.

    What the penis looks like, you can look at the photo. Such operations do not last long - it takes up to 60 minutes. Doctors now practice laser cutting, which is safer for health. In this case, the recovery is faster and the complications are minimal.

    There are a number of indications for which operations are simply necessary. This allows you to eliminate some diseases.

    • Inflammation or infection of the urinary tract. There is an abnormally narrow opening of the foreskin. This defect is called phimosis, which is of several types. In men, if there is such a problem, there may be pain in the penis area. Phimosis can cause inflammation of the male head. In 80% of children, the disease under three years of age has a physiological character. But these operations are not always carried out. Sometimes union over the years gradually disappears.
    • Paraphimosis is an infringement of the head.
    • Difficult urination. With such a problem, operations are performed if there is a mismatch between the holes of the outer skin and the urethra.
    • Skin diseases. The risk of infection with skin diseases is reduced several times.
    • Crayfish. Minimal risk of cancer.

    Phimosis is a popular male problem. When the edge is narrow, the head of the penis cannot be exposed. Only 4% of newborns have skin that is as mobile as possible. In boys, by the age of three, phimosis gradually disappears.

    With age, the restoration of skin elasticity progressively progresses. By this age, do not rush with circumcision.

    There are times when in boys phimosis causes inflammation of the glans penis. This disease is called balanitis. Inflammation interferes with normal urination. In such cases, it is not recommended to procrastinate, it is better to do circumcision.

    In infancy, full recovery will not take much time. Phimosis is not always accompanied by any symptoms. If this applies to young boys, then parents should watch him urinate. If problems are found, treatment can begin.

    Phimosis is congenital and acquired. The edge of the skin may become narrow as a result of an injury. Damage to the penis should be avoided so that circumcision does not have to be done.

    Fighting edema after circumcision

    Before and after circumcision, the edema can form, which manifests itself in the form of a swollen state of the head. The accumulation of fluid in the tissues, which causes swelling, does not play in favor of health.You can eliminate it by resorting to anti-inflammatory drugs. The cause of edema after circumcision may be:

    1. Untimely performed dressings,
    2. Violation of hygiene rules
    3. Careless treatment of a wound in the foreskin.

    If the edema does not go away for a long time and you cannot overcome it yourself, resorting to anti-inflammatory drugs, then contact the clinic. They will provide quality assistance in this matter.

    Postoperative head and suture care

    The consequences of phimosis are practically not noticeable if proper care is taken for the glans penis and sutures. If the period after surgery is less than a day, then the bandage cannot be removed. The initial dressing after surgery must be done with the help of a specialist. To impose a new bandage on the seams, which is previously moistened with hydrogen peroxide, is recommended systematically.

    Doing these dressing procedures is required throughout the week. If the dressing is in a dry state, it is wetted with hydrogen peroxide, which facilitates this process and reduces the risk of infection to zero. Levomekol ointment will be a good helper in the fight against blood spots after the operation to remove phimosis. For these purposes, a disinfecting cream is also suitable, which is recommended to be applied in the form of a thin layer.

    Manganese fluid used at the seams will ease the effects of circumcision. If men have swelling, then make a solution of salt (teaspoon) in a glass of distilled water. Another well-known remedy for scar healing is Zelenka.

    Duration of wound healing after surgery

    The elimination of the consequences acquired with phimosis usually occurs within thirty days. To achieve the complete disappearance of scars, abstinence from sexual acts is required. This period takes about 40-45 days. The rehabilitation period for each man is different and depends largely on the body's ability to restore its activity.

    Statistics show that the scars last for 15-40 days, and the final rehabilitation occurs after four months. Before and after circumcision, we strongly recommend that you carry out only protected sexual intercourse.

    Facts Against Circumcision

    There are a number of serious arguments against performing an operation in men:

    • painful shock,
    • hygiene problems
    • contradictions to all ethical standards,
    • the appearance of complications.

    Of course, such consequences can be avoided if the restoration is held at the highest level. Men get severe pain. Surgery of newborns is performed even without anesthesia.

    Only in recent years have begun to practice the use of local anesthesia. You need to remember the consequences of circumcision, which can be serious. In children, the head is often cleaned independently. It is necessary to observe special care for the head of the penis, otherwise bacteria develop.

    Contradictions to all ethical standards are associated with newborn children. Without consent, it is impossible for a person to remove any parts of the body. So the genitals should not be touched without medical evidence.

    Common problems:

    • varicose veins of the penis,
    • the penis is pulled inward
    • the presence of adhesions,
    • loss of sensation
    • the penis and the head of the penis are fused,
    • pain during intercourse,
    • bleeding
    • the appearance of a hole in the penis,
    • penile vascular thrombosis,
    • deformation of the penis due to lack of skin,
    • risk of clipping of the glans penis.

    Lethal outcomes occur in 33% of cases, and this is due to heavy bleeding, improper care of the penis and infection.

    Circumcision Arguments

    Urologists say that in circumcised men, infectious diseases are found 20 times less often. Another view is related to women. In circumcised men, the skin of the head of the penis thickens and sensitivity is lost. Sexual intercourse becomes longer, and premature ejaculation is excluded.

    This indicates that sexual life is becoming better. Venereologists claim that such operations protect even from the HIV virus. For uncircumcised guys, the risk of infection increases by 8 times.

    After circumcision, the chances of contracting AIDS are reduced to zero. All this has been proven in years of research. In circumcised guys, skin cancer is virtually eliminated. The risk of cervical cancer is also reduced in women who have sex with circumcised men.

    In such cases, the positive aspects are characteristic of both partners.

    Penile inflammatory diseases in circumcised people with proper care are reduced by 20 times. The risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases is reduced. Male circumcision is a good prevention of diseases such as phimosis and paraphimosis.

    In order to prevent complications of these diseases in adulthood, it is better to do circumcision in a timely manner. If treated timely, phimosis will not lead to an inflammatory process.

    Hygiene

    After circumcision, certain hygiene rules must be observed. The first day is not recommended to remove the bandage. In the following days, it is imperative to do a dressing and provide proper care for the penis. The procedure should be done carefully.

    If the dressing has dried, it is moistened with a weak solution of potassium permanganate. The wound should be treated with antiseptics. Bandaging is done for four days, but it is advisable to carry out this procedure up to 10 days. Then the genitals will quickly recover. After 10 days of this period, you still need to be careful.

    When the seams are completely absorbed, it is already possible to refuse dressings and ointments. But the entire postoperative period, hygienic care should be as thorough as possible. Do not be alarmed if edema, cyanosis and yellowish plaque remain for some time.

    These are all signs of healing and after a couple of days the above symptoms disappear. Approximately 2 months may take a period of recovery and at this time it is better to abandon sex. Abstinence has a beneficial effect on the recovery process. In the future, several months to use barrier contraception.

    Personal hygiene is a necessary penis care for several months. The entire postoperative period and further should be observed by a doctor. This will allow you to monitor the condition of the penis and timely identify postoperative complications. Do not ignore antibacterial ointments. They will speed up the healing process.

    How a man’s penis will heal depends on himself. The hospital regimen is mandatory for 4 days. A man should walk at least, only bed rest.

    No pressure is applied to the penis. You need to wear only comfortable underwear with a spacious cut.

    The first months during recovery are no cycling or horse riding. During this period, you can not engage in sports or hard work. If you follow these tips, the recovery will take place without problems.

    If care was taken, but problems nevertheless arose, you should immediately go to the doctor. It is necessary to sound the alarm when:

    • penis redness persists for more than 3 days, which indicates the presence of an allergic reaction or the onset of the inflammatory process,
    • penis hot, this indicates an increase in temperature,
    • yellow highlight
    • fever of the whole body,
    • the pain does not stop even after the pain medication,
    • the penis turned blue.

    If a man has one of the above signs, this indicates the presence of an inflammatory process. Doctors say that with proper care, complications are rare. Recovery is usually quick.

    Circumcise or refuse

    Everyone has the right to choose. Before the operation, it is necessary to consider the pros and cons and only then make a decision.

    If circumcision is performed by an experienced doctor, the care of the penis is followed, then you can get to avoid the above complications. It all depends on the patient. According to some doctors: there is no foreskin - no problems.

    Other diseases that a man has can affect recovery. Before circumcision, you should always consult your doctors. For successful circumcision, choose only a proven clinic that has positive reviews.

    The success of circumcision always depends on the skill level of the doctor. With a diagnosis of phimosis, one must be extremely careful. Do not hesitate with the operation.

    Especially careful to be with newborn boys. They undergo an operation no earlier than 8 days after birth and must use hygienic care for the genital organ.

    Do not immediately treat phimosis, because it can disappear on its own. In infancy, circumcision is less painful, and the risk of complications is minimized. Newborns are not even left in the hospital, and after the procedure they are sent home.

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    For pain in the postoperative period, painkillers are taken

    Pain after surgery can be quite intense - this is normal. To stop the discomfort, you can take 1 or more painkillers. Fit:

    In order to alleviate itching and burning, you can treat the wound with a decoction of oak bark, chamomile. However, this can only be done in the late rehabilitation period (from 2 weeks or more). It is imperative to follow all the doctor's recommendations and take the prescribed drugs. So the effect will be maximum, and the rehabilitation period will be minimal.

    What can the duration of the healing of circumcision in men depend on?

    How much does the penis heal after circumcision in adult men? How much to stay in the hospital after the procedure? And how long does recovery after circumcision take? Patients have many questions.

    As after any other operation, the patient needs care and a recovery period. Statistics show that, on average, the postoperative period and rehabilitation take from several months, up to six months.

    However, only a few weeks pass from surgery to removal of sutures.

    You can spend this period in a hospital to receive professional medical care, it is also possible to perform procedures at home.

    If you prefer to remain in the hospital after the operation, it will take you from 7 to 20 daysthen they will remove the stitches and send them home for postoperative care.

    How much does a wound heal after circumcision? Rehabilitation after circumcision in adult men depends on two indicators. First, the characteristics of the body. Each regeneration processes occur in different ways and require a certain time.

    Secondly, proper care and hygiene procedures help speed up the healing process.

    Full recovery after circumcision in an adult takes from 2 to 6 months. Many after the procedure are afraid that the seams may break. therefore adult men are recommended sexual rest for several months.

    After sexual intercourse, you can only perform using a contraceptive (condom) to avoid infection with infections that can cause unwanted inflammation.

    How to do bandaging after surgery?

    The primary dressing is done by the doctor immediately after the operation, then it should be performed independently or with the help of a loved one. The main steps of dressing after circumcision:

    1. Hand treatment. To do this, brushes should be washed thoroughly with soap and then treated with an antiseptic to kill all germs.
    2. Bandage soaking. For this, hydrogen peroxide is often used, which is applied to the entire bandage. This is necessary in order to remove it painlessly.

    Indeed, during the day, blood and blood flow from the wounds can be released, which will dry out and the bandage will come off with pain.

    Soaking, too, will eliminate unnecessary skin movements on the penis, which is extremely undesirable in the early days.

  • Seam processing. First of all, they need to be treated with antiseptic drugs. For this, the doctor prescribes a washing with a solution of potassium permanganate or the use of "Furacilin". Especially carefully should be processed those places where there is a discharge.
  • Applying ointment. It is needed in order to disinfect the wound and start the process of tissue regeneration. The ointment is applied with a cotton swab along the contour of the seam.
  • Directly dressing. For her use a medium-sized sterile bandage. Gently make rotating movements around the organ, applying a bandage from the tip to the base.
  • In the following video, a demonstration of the ligation after the circumcision operation:

    The first days should be ligated three to 6 times a day, as needed. Then it can be done only once a day. Also, men are prescribed pills that accelerate the healing process and are recommended to drink painkillers for pain.

    How and after circumcision to process the genitals?

    How to care for a wound and how to treat it after circumcision of the foreskin? Healing after circumcision in adult men largely depends on the absence of germs in the wound. First of all, men are prescribed drugs with an antiseptic effect. Previously, they used green, but it is not currently used.

    At present, the use of a potassium permanganate solution is rarely prescribed, since it can dry the skin unnecessarily and form a burn. More often, for processing after circumcision of the foreskin, it is recommended to use "Furacilin" or "Chlorohexidine".

    How to handle a member after circumcision? To accelerate the healing process, the patient should apply ointments. One of the most popular after circumcision are considered to be Levomekol, Actovegin, Stellanin.

    They have a double effect: they disinfect the wound and start the regeneration process. Ointment should be applied to the seam under the bandage after washing with solutions.

    Are the baths effective for treating the penis after the procedure?

    Baths after circumcision are necessary only in some cases..

    For example, a salt bath helps relieve inflammation. To relieve tension and erection, it is advised to lower the penis into cold water.

    When inflammation and suppuration appear, it is recommended to use a bath of chamomile broth with oak bark. Such a procedure has the advantage of using it to affect the entire organ, and not its individual sections.

    In order to properly use the bath, you need to directly prepare the solution itself, soaking the tablets / crystals, making a mixture of herbs. Let it cool, pour into a glass and carefully place a member in it for 5 minutes.

    When can I wash and how to do it right?

    How much can you wash after circumcision? In the first days after surgery, it is not recommended to washso as not to introduce bacteria. For hygiene use wet wipes or a wet sponge, you can also wash partially without touching the genital area.

    In the future, take a shower, but after that you should carefully treat the wound with an antiseptic solution and make a bandage. After removing the sutures and healing the wounds, you can wash in a natural way, without any special recommendations and fears.

    How to cope with a small need after circumcision

    Small need is a natural process that should not be feared.. How to urinate after circumcision? After the operation, discomfort, disruption of the organ or pain may occur, but this only lasts a few days. There are no special recommendations for little need, it is worth only after each urination to flush the body with water and an antiseptic.

    The circumcision procedure, gaining popularity among the stronger sex, requires long-term rehabilitation, adaptation and careful care. Therefore, in order to accelerate the healing process and avoid negative consequences, follow all the recommendations of your doctor and ensure proper care.

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