The Penis Is Swollen Again 3 Weeks After Circumcision?
, I am 18 years old, now it’s 3 weeks after circumcision, the swelling in the circumcision wound had deflated, but now it’s starting to swell again, why is that ?? The condition of the circumcision wound is completely dry, does not hurt, and some of the dry joints have started to come off.
Hi getting confused,
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Healing of external wounds after circumcision (circumcision) normally lasts 1 to 2 weeks. After this time, the scars of circumcision should no longer experience complaints, be it redness, swelling, pain, and so on.
The appearance of swelling at the circumcision mark after 3 weeks after circumcision, if not accompanied by other complaints, such as pain, redness, or abnormal discharge from the circumcision mark is probably not a dangerous thing. It could be, this swelling arises from the formation of scar tissue after circumcision which aims to close the wound on the skin.
What you need to watch out for is, if the swelling that appears is quite conspicuous, or is accompanied by other complaints, such as redness of the penis skin, pain, abnormal discharge, or also experiencing erection problems. In this condition, the swelling may appear due to infection, insect bites, contact dermatitis, or hypertrophic scars (excessive scar tissue formation, which can develop into keloids). If this is what you are experiencing, you should check with the doctor who circumcised you beforehand to find out what kind of treatment is appropriate to overcome it.
At this time, you should be more active in maintaining the cleanliness of the area of your penis that was previously circumcised, by always rinsing it after every bowel movement and wearing clean pants. Avoid all forms of free sex and also avoid too much squeezing or pressing on a swollen penis, especially until applying something without advice and instructions from a doctor.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah