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Is swelling after circumcision a normal sign?

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Circumcision is only minor surgery, but there are countless cases where men experience inflammation and swelling after undergoing circumcision. Swelling of the foreskin is common, in some people it lasts only a few days, but in others, it lasts longer. So what should men do if they experience swelling after circumcision? What are the causes and treatments? Let’s find out with Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital in the article below!
How to deal with swelling after circumcision?
How to deal with swelling after circumcision?

What is circumcision?

Circumcision is a minor surgery – known as minor circumcision. This surgery is to remove the foreskin covering the head of the penis (the skin that covers the tip of the penis).

Circumcision can be performed on adults and children. For young children, minor circumcision is only performed when the child is healthy. As for adults, circumcision surgery is performed when they have balanitis, foreskin stenosis (meaning the foreskin cannot be pulled past the penis head), or when the foreskin cannot be pulled down completely.

Circumcision should only be performed when the penis is not circumcised and there are problems in the foreskin such as there is a risk of complications such as penile cancer, prostate cancer, …

Is swelling after circumcision a normal sign?

After circumcision, men must take good care of the wound and get proper rest. Usually after 5 days – 7 days after surgery, the wound will heal. All daily activities will go on as usual.
How to deal with swelling after circumcision?
How to deal with swelling after circumcision?

However, after the circumcision surgery, the penis will be swollen and it will last for a short time. But then the wound will heal on its own, the recovery time of each person is different.

If after circumcision, the penis is swollen, there are additional symptoms of fluid retention, swelling, itching, … then this is a sign of a penile infection. When encountering these conditions, patients need to be careful and immediately contact a doctor or medical facility for timely treatment.

The causes of swelling after circumcision

After circumcision, men experience swelling and inflammation, worrying lots of people. So what is the cause of the swelling after circumcision?

Normally, 1 to 3 days after circumcision, the penis will be swollen red and edematous. But it will gradually subside over time. The wound will heal without any other complications.

However, if this condition does not go away, it is due to the following reasons:

  • The circumcision procedure is performed in poor quality facilities, the doctors have poor skills. The antiseptic environment is not guaranteed, the surgical process went wrong, causing the wound to become infected after surgery.
  • After surgery, the patient did not follow the doctor’s instructions properly, causing an infection to occur. For example: not keeping the penis clean, not changing the gauze often, wearing tight clothes, not abstaining from sex, letting water get into the wound.

The signs of infection after circumcision

Can the penis be infected after circumcision? It is not difficult to recognize an infection after circumcision. Based on the following symptoms to observe, you will know if there are signs of infection after circumcision.

Symptoms encountered after circumcision:

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  • Swollen penis or penile edema
  • Yellow discharge and bad smell
  • Painful urination and hematuria
  • The wound is bleeding profusely
  • The patient has a fever of 38 – 39 degrees
  • The wound did not show signs of healing, causing pain.

Is the swelling after circumcision dangerous?

As the information that Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital shared above, swelling after circumcision is a normal symptom. But prolonged swelling with discharge, is an inflammation symptom, but this condition is not life-threatening. This condition affects only the mental health and function of the penis.

How to deal with swelling after circumcision?
How to deal with swelling after circumcision?
  • Affects daily activities: swelling, pain, and discharge will make it difficult for men to clean the penis. The pain affects daily activities.
  • Causes male diseases: Inflammation will create conditions for bacteria to enter and cause infections. The most common diseases are urinary tract infections, cystitis, prostatitis.
  • Infertility: After circumcision, swelling causes risks of male diseases. If these diseases are not treated early, they will affect health, especially male fertility, and specifically affect the quantity and quality of sperm. As a result, infertility is inevitable.
  • Male physiological worsen: after circumcision, swelling will cause risks of male diseases. If these diseases are not treated early, the recovery time will last longer. Having sex will cause pain for men.

How to prevent swelling after circumcision

  • Follow your doctor’s instructions and keep your body and penis clean. Avoid sharing underwear and personal items with others.
  • In the first few days after circumcision, you should limit movement and exercise so that the penis does not rub into the pants and affect the wound.
  • Every time you change the gauze, use warm water or medical alcohol. Note, absolutely do not let the gauze get wet because it can cause infection.
  • After circumcision surgery, men should wear loose clothes and underwear.
  • Take your medicine at the right time and in the right dose, don’t quit halfway.
  • Abstain from having sex for at least 1 month until the wound is completely healed.
  • Follow a healthy, nutritious diet. Avoid alcohol, stimulants, hot foods.
  • Do not watch pornographic books or movies. Because it can cause the suture to break, causing edema.
  • In particular, men must choose a reputable place with modern equipment to perform circumcision surgery to avoid infection

Direct contact to Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital for further consultation

  • Address: 576 – 578 Cong Hoa Street, Ward 13, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Hotline/Zalo: 0901 666 879
  • Email: info@gangwhoo.com 
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We hope you’ve had enough useful information about the problem of swelling after circumcision. If you have any further questions or concerns, please leave a comment or contact Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital or our Hotline: 0901.666.879 for the most thoughtful advice and guidance!

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