Just been circumcised - need some advice

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  1. Aqua666

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    Hello. Just over a week ago I had the circumsision operation (for reasons I've gone into elsewhere on this site). The stitches have mostly healed/fallen off and everything seems to be going fine. The only thing I'm a little worried about is that one side of my penis is very fat and bulbous at the moment - it looks like the Hunchback of Notre Dame (if he were a penis). The bulbous bit bleeds regularily. I've read that the wounds are supposed to bleed for a couple of weeks or so, so I suppose I shouldn't worry too much. It's just the bulbous thing - I'm just wonderng if it will go down/ how long it'll take to go down. If anyone else has had this operation and experienced similar things, I'd be grateful for some info.

    Thanks! :rolleyes:
     
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    I had it several years ago and had no problems like you mention--I tried not to get a hard on--I'm sure you will be fine--In many ways I miss my foreskin --good luck
     
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    Is it the underside? How far down from the glans are your stitches? Are you sure all the stitches are out and not buried? Sometimes dissolving stitches don't dissolve. You want to avoid skin separation. Has any skin separated where the bleeding occurs?

    The underside, if you've had your frenulum excised, tends to bleed or weep for quite a while. I suggest posting some pictures but frankly the best thing would be to get a follow-up from the surgeon who did your circumcision. They can look for and remove buried stitches or correct anything that's not going right.
     
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    I had mine cut a few years ago -- best thing I ever did. I`m sure yours will be O.K. but you should go back and let the surgeon have a look. Why don`t you post a few pics -- it would be easier to understand what you mean.
     
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    I'm not sure what type or how bad the swelling is on your penis. I was circumcised a few years ago and I had some swelling for a few days, but it went away and there was only bleeding for the first couple of days.

    Are you going back to see the urologist for a followup anytime soon? If not, I'd suggest going in as soon as possible to have a doctor look at your concerns.
     
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    I'll try and put some pictures up later this week if I get a chance. I'm probally leave it a couple of weeks (as I was told it would be fairly normal after 3 weeks by the doctor) and if it hasn't gone down by then, I'll book an appointment with the surgeon/doctor/whoever the NHS send me to.
     
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    What kind of cut did you get? If it's a high cut (exposed, non-pigmented skin on the shaft), it's common for this area to be at least a bit swollen for up to 60 days after a circumcision is performed, and is nothing to be worried about if you aren't experiencing anything like infection, excessive irritation, etc. In the meantime, you should concentrate on reducing that inflammation as much as possible: Drink plenty of water, avoid caffeine/sugar (That's tough to do for most people), soak in hot baths and ask your doctor about supplementing with Omega-3 Fatty Acids; Studies confirm that people recover much faster from surgeries while supplementing with them, due to their anti-inflammatory properties.

    Omega-3 Fatty Acids Provide Surgical Benefits

    "A word of caution. Omega-3 fatty acids can interfere with the blood clotting mechanism if you are taking blood thinning medications, including asprin and ibuprofin. Consult with your physician before taking omega-3 if you consume any of these medications regularly."
     
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    I am astounded that you would ask here. The correct action is : go see your doctor, as soon as possible, and get him to examine you pronto.

    There is NO SUCH THING as 'minor surgery' ! Anytime the skin is broken and bleeding occurs, is a perfect site for infection. You eliminate bodily liquid waste through this organ, and this is required to maintain your health, because if you don't, you die. Trust me, you want this organ working properly, at all times.
     
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    Alarmist comment, but, I agree with your sentiment that he should contact his doctor rather than asking questions on an internet forum. A phone call is all that might be needed.
     
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    The thing is, I was told it would be bleeding every so often for around 3 weeks, and I only had it done just over a week ago - that's why I'm not rushing to a doctor. The swelling and bleeding has actually reduced a bit since I first posted, but if it does continue I obviously will see my doctor. I've got a re-appointment booked with the uroligist, but it's not for a while, so might have to try and move it forward. But like I said, I'm not too worried just yet.
     
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    Hey thanks man. I didn't know about the water thing. I've been taken these anti-inflammation tablets the doc gave me, but I'll make sure I drink plenty of water. Not sure what kind of cut I got, to tell you the truth, but if swelling is common, I think everything is probally fine. I'll just give it a couple of weeks and see then.
     
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    I am so glad to see that someone else said it. I cannot believe that after exposing yourself to surgery on your penis that someone wouldn't seek the surgeon when having a question about bleeding!

    Please see your doctor first, internet second! WedMD is the bane of physicians and the internet continues to stymie good health!
     
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    Well, urine is sterile, and you're instructed to keep as clean as possible (changing dressing often, soaking/showering if it isn't too painful, etc. There IS a risk of infection, but it doesn't seem very likely.

    Trying to scare the crap out of the poor man certainly isn't going to make things better, so shame on you. The point of things like the internet and message boards is to share information. He has every right to ask questions about his circumcision in a "penis support group", where it's likely that other members will have valuable information for him, or may have even been circumcised later in life just as he has and have been where he's at.

    Yes, it helps to clear the system of the harsh effects of the anesthesia, the anti-inflammatory drugs, to alkalize the body (which helps to reduce inflammation in its own right) and it also encourages the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid. At the very least, you certainly don't want to be dehydrated while your body's trying to repair itself.

    Yeah. From what i've seen/heard, the swelling around the scarline can persist for a solid three weeks, easily. Occasional bleeding is fine, but this should stop after about 10 days, when the stitches start coming out and the wound closes up. If it's bleeding after this, see a doctor. The swelling should be mostly gone by about the 6 week mark, and completely gone a full 60 days after the operation.

    Oh, and as far as the picture: Now's not the right time to post something like that on here. I'd wait until some of the swelling has gone down, at around the 3-week mark. ;)
     
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    Like others, I am astonished that, as an NHS patient you do not ask a doctor. Just go to your GP. He's costing the British taxpayer about £120,000 a year for God's sake, make him work for you. Failing that, ring NHS Direct, or go to an A&E department (preferably at a teaching hospital).
     
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    Hmm, the worrying thing to me is that the swelling is asymetrical. Get it checked out quickly, it might be an infection.
     
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    i wonder this in every thread i see about peoples asking if something's wrong.
     
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    I'm glad so many people are amazed that I asked a health question about my penis on the heath section of a penis forum website. How could I have been so foolish? Much thanks to the people who have offered genuine advice, though.

    The old chap is much better now, but I'm going to try and see a doctor during the week anyway, just in case. The only trouble is my GP is shit and I know it'll take a million years to see a urologist at a hospital. I'll see what I can do though.
     
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    Hey, you're in London. St Mary's hospital in Paddington has a walk-in STD clinic where the staff are used to genitals and will be able to spot any infection. I've consulted them over non-STD penis problems and they've been good. It's in the Jefferiss Wing.

    They're only open weekdays, unfortunately, I think. Information on 020 7886 1225
     
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    Buddy you were right to ask advice. I think folks are concerned that that is the ONLY thing you might do rather than seek med advice.

    As for seeking a 2nd opinion, get to another GP. There are heaps out there... you can find them in the Yellow Pages!!!! LOL (sorry...just trying to lighten things up a bit).
     
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    Swelling on the underside (ventral side) is quite normal. This area takes longer to heal because of the nature of blood circulation there. Also, when you penis is down, the area tends to remain moist/warm and less conducive to the sar drying up and sealing itself.

    Depending on the config of your penis, erections can also put more strain on that area and slow down the healing since it breaks some of the scar bridges that hold the skins together.

    Just be patient.
     
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