The Healing Process After Circumcision in Adults

A doctor can circumcise an adult patient if he feels it is necessary for a healthy male reproductive process. Before the procedure can be performed, the patient needs to be sedated with medication given by an anesthesiologist. The foreskin is then removed from the penis shaft and penis head using cauterization and stitches. The skin is then reattached. Most people can return home within 24 hours of their surgery.

Take care when circumcising an adult

While most people know to drink lots of water after undergoing an adult circumcision, a few precautions should be taken after the procedure. For the first two to three days after the procedure it is best to avoid vigorous exercise and sex. Smoking and alcohol should be avoided as well. A diet rich in vitamin-C is beneficial for the healing of wounds after circumcision. You can also benefit from eating lots of potatoes, berries, and other vegetables. Vitamin D is crucial for calcium absorption.

As with any surgery, complications from anesthesia may occur. Some people may experience nausea, vomiting, and difficulty waking up after general anesthesia. Common side effects of general anesthesia include pain. Some people experience intense pain for days, or even weeks. Rarely, nerve damage to the penis can result in chronic pain or painful sex experiences. These issues could require repeat surgery.

Reactions to anesthesia

Patients’ reactions to anesthesia after circumcision can vary greatly. Some patients feel pain while others do not. The procedure causes mild to moderate pain. Younger patients may feel more discomfort. Local anesthetics can also be used. The extent of absorption and the site of circumcision will determine the type of anesthesia that is used. A doctor should use local anesthesia if the patient has no medical conditions that require general anesthesia.

Anesthesia is often used for pain relief during and after surgery. Patients can ask their healthcare provider to prescribe pain medication. Although it is rare for adults experiencing severe pain after circumcisions, doctors will likely prescribe an anesthetic in order to minimize discomfort. Some people may experience bleeding right after the procedure. You will also need stitches. The healthcare provider will discuss with the patient postoperative care, including when to resume sex.

Infections after circumcision

Infections after circumcision in adults are uncommon, and are typically minor. Infections are usually caused by a disruption to the skin barrier. However, they do happen. Because the procedure is performed under sterile conditions, the chance of an infection after circumcision are very low. Antibiotics are not recommended for circumcision, despite the low risk of infection. Antibiotics may be helpful in preventing the onset or worsening of infection after circumcision.

Fournier’s Gangrene is a rare adverse reaction to circumcision in adults. It is a form polymicrobial necrotizing faciitis that affects the genital or perineal regions. In two cases, Fournier’s gangrene led to the amputation of genital and perianal tissues. The infection was not life-threatening in the majority of cases. However, it can be fatal.

Adult circumcision can be reversed

The recovery time from adult circumcisions varies from one patient to another. The severity of your procedure will determine the amount of time you are required to be off work and sexual activities. Some people require a week off work while others can return to their normal activities in as little as one or two days. After an adult circumcision, you should be off work for a week to allow your penis healing. For the first week or so after the procedure, you should avoid any sexual activity.

After the procedure, your penis will swell. This swelling is greatest in the area between the line of circumcision and the top ridge of your penis. The skin will also turn pink. Over the first few weeks, swelling will increase. The swelling will gradually decrease within a month, but it can take up to six months to completely disappear. The incision site may be red or swollen for a couple of weeks. It is possible to experience some bruising and itching.