How soon will I recover?

Please rest for the remainder of the day and possibly the following day after the procedure, to help recovery. You may have:

1. Swelling : A little penile swelling and maybe bruising at the wound site is to be expected.

2. Stitches will dissolve or fall out from the wound on their own in about 14 to 21 days after the operation. Some parts of the stiches may take up to 6 weeks to dissolve. They do not need to be removed.

3. A dressing over the wound will fall off on its own and does not normally need to be replaced. If the dressing does not fall off on its own you may remove it in the bath or shower the day after your operation.

It is possible you may have some bleeding from the foreskin, although this is unusual. If this does occur, use a clean cloth and press firmly on the area for 15 minutes.


Sexual Intercourse

Please do not have sexual intercourse for six weeks after the operation. This will:

  • Help your wound to heal
  • Help to avoid infection
  • Help to lower the risk of late bleeding.
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