Circumcision or circumcision is considered a simple and relatively safe operation. However, the operation remains an operation. Complications are possible, and without proper care during the rehabilitation period, the risk of adverse effects increases several times.
What needs to be done so that the rehabilitation process is as quick and painless as possible?
Although circumcision is considered simple, complications can occur.
Parents should especially closely monitor their child in the first 2-3 weeks from the time of surgery. The following simple recommendations are observed:
- It is necessary to regularly (1-2 times a day) change the bandage in order to prevent the development of pathological infectious and inflammatory processes.
Children do not have an erection, so care after surgery is simple
- Two to three times a day, you need to wash the postoperative wound and suture with running water.
- It is necessary to abandon the use of tight diapers. A moist and warm environment is ideal for the propagation of pathogenic microorganisms. The result may be suppuration of the wound and require another operation.
- Once every 1-2 days, it is necessary that the child takes light baths with a weak solution of potassium permanganate. Proportion – a small pinch of three liters of water. It must be remembered that potassium permanganate must be bred in two vessels: first, a strong solution is created, which, in turn, is added to the bath. This is necessary so that insoluble small crystals do not get on the skin, causing a chemical burn.
Since in most cases an erection is not observed in children, recovery is limited to this.
In adult patients
The rehabilitation process in older patients is somewhat more complicated. Regenerative processes do not flow so fast, the development of severe complications is possible. It is important to adhere to such rules:
- In the first day, the bandage can not be removed at all.
- Take a shower twice a day, but in no case take a steam bath in saunas, bathrooms, saunas – seams may diverge.
In the postoperative period, all the recommendations of the doctor are followed
Treat the wound and change dressings regularly. This can be done both independently and with the help of a surgeon from the clinic at the place of residence.
- It is important to refuse to wear tight and dense underwear. Firstly, the head of the penis after circumcision becomes hypersensitive, which can lead to considerable discomfort. Secondly, wearing dense synthetic underwear, a man risks getting problems of infectious origin (the mechanism here is about the same as when wearing tight diapers in children).
- It is necessary to take antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. As a rule, the administration is carried out orally, in strictly prescribed dosages. Antibacterial ointments can also be used.
- It is necessary to refrain from sexual intercourse for a month. After a month, sexual practices are permissible. Otherwise, there is a high probability of seams divergence.
- It is necessary to restrain potency. This is not so simple, given that morning and night erections are almost always found.
- It is important to touch the penis as little as possible, especially with dirty hands.
- After each visit to the toilet, it is recommended to wash the wound and treat it with an antiseptic solution, for example, Miramistin.
How long is the recovery period?
The duration of the recovery period is individual: the rehabilitation period varies from 2 weeks to 2 months. The average period is 1 month. In young patients, this period is even shorter due to active regenerative processes: the younger the patient, the faster the wound heals. On day 10, the wound partially heals and dressings can be changed 1 time per day.
What to do to alleviate the condition?
For pain in the postoperative period, painkillers are taken
Pain after surgery can be quite intense – this is normal. To stop the discomfort, you can take 1 or more painkillers. Fit:
In order to alleviate itching and burning, you can treat the wound with a decoction of oak bark, chamomile. However, this can only be done in the late rehabilitation period (from 2 weeks or more). It is imperative to follow all the doctor’s recommendations and take the prescribed drugs. So the effect will be maximum, and the rehabilitation period will be minimal.
Complications of the operation
Numerous. Many of them are dangerous for the reproductive system, and some for health in general. Among the characteristic complications:
- Varicose veins of the genital organ. It is considered normal in the first 2 weeks. Then, a similar state usually goes away. Otherwise, you need to go to the doctor for the selection of specific therapy.
- Retraction of the penis into the body. Usually observed in boys. Requires urgent surgical correction.
- The appearance of adhesions. Changes the nature of the skin of the penis, can provoke a secondary curvature of the penis. In all cases, you can not do without consulting a doctor.
For complications after surgery, you should immediately consult a doctor
Loss of head sensitivity. This is a normal phenomenon that does not require specialized medical manipulations. Over time, sensitivity will recover.
- Bleeding. Intense and low intensity. With intense bleeding, consult a specialist.
- The appearance of a fistula in the penis. It develops extremely rarely. It requires urgent surgical correction, so you can not do without visiting a doctor.
- Thrombosis of the main veins and arteries of the penis. It is rare. It requires urgent surgical correction and taking specialized medicines (venotonics, thrombolytics and others).
- Penile deformity. A special case of secondary curvature of the genital organ.
- Cyanosis, swelling of the penis. Also considered normal. Passes 2-3 days after surgery.
It is also likely that the part of the glans penis will die if the operation is not performed correctly.
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