Adult circumcision surgery

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The surgical removal of the foreskin, or the skin that covers the tip of the penis, is known as circumcision. In this blog we will guide you about Circumcision pre and post operative instructions.

Circumcision for older children or adults are required to address a variety of diseases, including balanitis, balanoposthitis, paraphimosis, and phimosis. Circumcision for babies can, however, be done at the request of the parents for a variety of reasons, even though it is not medically necessary in healthy newborns.

Preparation for the Day of Circumcision Surgery:

1. Properly clean your genitals and surrounding area. If you’re having surgery in the hospital, they’ll probably provide you a special soap to use for pre-surgery cleaning.

2. For those undergoing a general anaesthesia, Refrain from eating or drinking for at least 6 hours before surgery. However, you may be permitted to have a few sips of water beforehand. 

3. If you’re getting a local anaesthetic, eat and drink normally. Having drinks will keep you hydrated.

4. If you smoke, you should stop since it interferes with wound healing. Smoking can slow this process and your overall recovery.

5. Wear loose-fitting underwear or clothing.

6. Arrange for someone to drive you home following your procedure. 

Circumcision Procedure:

Adult circumcision is usually done while under general anaesthetic. Your doctor will remove the foreskin at the head of your penis during surgery. Electrocautery, which employs heat and energy to seal bleeding areas, is used to stop bleeding. A very small needle and sutures (stitches) that are absorbed by your body are used to seal the wound. To keep the region clean and to minimise swelling, a bandage is wrapped firmly around it. Your doctor will inform you how long you should leave this bandage on, which is usually no more than 24 hours.

Post-Operative Care for Adolescent Circumcision

For the first 1-2 weeks after surgery, your penis may be swollen and bruised. Your doctor may prescribe stronger pain medications. And, in order to avoid problems and recover quickly, you should do the following steps.

1. Diet

After surgery, you can resume your usual diet. Mild nausea and vomiting may occur in the first 6-8 hours after surgery. This is generally due to anaesthetic side effects and will go away quickly. The first evening after surgery, we recommend clear liquids and a small meal.

The ideal diet after adult circumcision surgery is to consume everything in moderation, but when it comes to sticking to a plan after surgery, you must select foods that aid in the healing process. Following are some things you should consume after circumcision surgery.

Berries in your diet might aid in healing and repairing damage. Vegetables are the best meal to eat to speed up the healing process. Green leaves can aid in avoiding blood clotting and aid in the healing of circumcision wounds. Try to consume iron-rich proteins. Probiotics are Beneficial to the Digestive System. Antibiotics might cause stomach upset following surgery; foods containing probiotics should be consumed to maintain a healthy digestive tract. Drinking water will aid in the removal of toxins from the body that may be produced during surgery. Taking liquids will guarantee that your immune system remains strong.

Avoid canned foods, as well as fast and junk meals, processed grains and foods, sugary foods and beverages, and alcoholic beverages.

2. Activity

You should be relatively inactive for the first 72 hours after surgery. We do recommend walking around for a few minutes every two hours to preserve healthy circulation, but no additional activity is recommended. After three days, you can resume your normal routine, but you should avoid high-impact sports like jogging, skiing, or boating, as well as activities that exert direct pressure on the scrotum like riding a bicycle or motorbike for a total of six weeks after surgery.

3. Avoid sexual intercourse.

For the first four to six weeks after surgery, refrain from engaging in any sort of sexual activity. Erections should be avoided in general; but erections that develop while sleeping are uncontrollable, and so some pain upon waking is normal. In certain cases, these erections might trigger early stitch rupture, resulting in delayed recovery. They can also cause bleeding in some cases.

If bleeding occurs, apply pressure to the affected area for 10 minutes. If necessary, repeat. Call your doctor if the bleeding does not stop after two rounds of pressure.

4. Wound

In most situations, your wound will be closed with absorbable sutures that will disappear within two weeks. Some will drop out even sooner.  Please notify us if there is extensive redness, especially if there is increased pain or swelling.

5. Hygiene

Taking a shower is permitted 48 hours after surgery. For the next four weeks, tub bathing is prohibited. Pull back on the penile tissue gently to reveal the suture line and enable water to strike your abdomen and “flow” down to the region.

6. Medications

In most situations, you will be given a pain reliever. If the pain medicine you were given does not relieve your pain when taken as indicated on the bottle, contact your doctor. To counteract the constipating effects of prescription pain medicine, it is suggested that you additionally take a stool softener such as Docusate Sodium (Colace, Dulcolax).

If the pain isn’t too severe, you can take Tylenol over-the-counter (acetaminophen). Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, advil, aleve, and motrin should be avoided for 72 hours following surgery since they may induce bleeding.

7. Problems to Report after Circumcision

1. Fever 

2. Moderate or severe swelling under the skin incision or involving the scrotum.

3. increased pain (in children)

4. trouble with urination

5. foul-smelling drainage

6. increased redness or swelling

7. persistent bleeding

8. Drug reactions such as a rash or vomiting and breathing difficulties.

8. Follow-Up after Circumcision

An appointment should be generally scheduled 5-14 days after surgery to check on your incision and progress.

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