An Adult Circumcision Care Guide

Adult Circumcision

Circumcision in adult males may be done on an outpatient basis or during a stay in Circumcision Center. Anyhow, there are usually two techniques, which are employed to achieve desired results; dorsal slit or sleeve technique. Both these techniques allow the glans and the opening through which urine and semen passes through to be exposed.

The edges are then sewn or glued together with an adhesive substance. Once you have undergone circumcision surgery you then enter into the recovery period. And Adult Circumcision CareĀ  becomes your top-most priority to properly heal all the wounds.

1: Recovery:

  • Once you have recovered from general anaesthesia you will be able to return home. The surgeon will advise you about the proper Adult Circumcision Care and will also prescribe a few medicines, which might include painkillers and antibiotics.
  • Keep the dressing on for a period of time, as advised by your surgeon. Soak it and then remove it. Once removed, wash away dried blood from your penis and gently pat dry it before applying a fresh dressing.
  • It is recommended by many experts to apply Vaseline on your penis before dressing, as this will prevent it from sticking to the wound.
  • Keep repeating this procedure for a couple of days.
  • Do not use any antiseptic cream, as it could potentially disrupt the healing phase.
  • Apply Vaseline on the tip of your penis before you urinate, as it will help in lessening the burning sensation.
  • If you have dissolvable stitches then these will disappear on their own. The other type of stitches will have to be removed after a couple of weeks.
  • Make sure you get plenty of rest during this time.
  • Avoid unnecessary movement or walking around too much as this will put a strain on the circumcised wound.
  • Avoid sports and exercise until your circumcision wound has healed. The wound normally heals in about 7 to 10 days in babies but can take up to three weeks in older boys and men.
  • Avoid sexual activity for six weeks following surgery until you are fully healed.

2: Medicines:

  • Keep a current list of your medicines with you. Include amount, time and doses. Take your medicine as directed.
  • Always take your antibiotics as prescribed by your primary healthcare provider, as these antibiotics are primarily given to prevent an infection caused by bacteria.
  • Do not wait until the pain is severe before you take the pills. Immediately contact your caregivers, if your pain persists.

3: Things to look out for:

More importantly, it is imperative to seek care immediately if:

  • Your urine has blood in it.
  • You cannot urinate.
  • Your urine become very foul smelling.
  • You have continuous pain in your penis.
  • You have swelling in your penis, which is not going away even after taking medicines.
  • You have swelling, redness, pain, blood, or drainage in or around your incision.

4: Potential Risks and Benefits of Circumcisions

Recent studies suggest that males who have been circumcised are

  • Less likely to develop a cancer of penis in their liver.
  • Less like to get a virus infection, such as HIV or HPV.
  • Less like to get a urinary tract infection in their early years.

However, the potential risks associated with this surgery include:

  • Too much bleeding or infection in the area.
  • An awful lot of skin removal.
  • Side effects from medicines or methods being used to achieve the desired results.

The risk of complications is lower in young babies than in older children. To minimize the risks, the procedure should be done by a trained and experienced practitioner using a sterile technique. Someone should follow up with you in the days after the procedure to make sure that bleeding has not increased.

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