Can I Remove The Thread That Was Used As A Circumcision Suture?

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good afternoon I rio aged 23 years just circumcised 3 weeks ago, I want to ask if there is a problem if I remove the circumcision stitches when the stitches can be absorbed by the body?

1 Answer:

Hi Rio,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Circumcision is a procedure carried out to cut off the excess foreskin of the penis so that it does not become a den for the growth of bacteria, fungi, and other harmful microorganisms. With circumcision, your urination flow will also be smoother, the risk of erection and ejaculation is reduced, the risk of penile cancer is reduced, and your risk of transmitting the virus that causes cervical cancer to your partner will also be reduced. Because of its many benefits, all men are strongly encouraged to undergo circumcision.

After cutting the excess penis foreskin, the remaining foreskin of the penis will be sewn into the surrounding penis tissue. This stitching can be done using absorbable sewing threads (can be absorbed by the body), or non-absorbable (cannot be absorbed by the body, so it must be done manually opening the stitches after the foreskin of the penis integrates with the surrounding tissue). Depending on your circumcision method, the recovery process can last for 3 to 14 days. This recovery time is also affected by post-circumcision treatment, including the presence of other risks, such as infection, bleeding, and so on.

After 3 weeks, your circumcision should have healed well. The existence of true remnants after circumcision is likely to indicate that healing is not optimal. Rather than forcibly pulling off sewing threads that are at risk of causing your circumcision to experience bleeding or infection, it's better to check directly with the doctor or surgeon who circumcised you before. That way, can be determined as to what is the best treatment.

In the meantime, you should focus on keeping your penis clean and the genital area around it. Bathe diligently and clean your genitals well in the bath and after urinating, then change your pants and underwear regularly. Always take care of your surgical scar so that it is always clean and not damp. Avoid giving other treatments to the former operation carelessly, without advice from a doctor.

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