Is circumcision painful for adults? Do adults feel pain during circumcision? How long after circumcision does it hurt? These are some of the most common questions that we get asked from patients before a circumcision procedure. In this article, we take a look at these questions in more detail and provide you with more knowledge to help you better understand the process which will help you prepare yourself for the procedure.

Is circumcision painful for adults? What you need to know

Is circumcision painful for adults?

This is the question you’re all asking, is circumcision painful for adults? We are all individuals and have different pain thresholds so this isn’t a straightforward question to answer. At Gentle Procedures Clinics Queensland, we always use a local anaesthetic which is given before the procedure is carried out. The Pollock method or circumcision is known to be virtually painless, however, the patient may feel some discomfort which is perfectly normal. Circumcision is a medical procedure and as such, patients may experience some level of pain but on the whole, most patients barely feel the procedure.

How painful is circumcision?

So how painful is circumcision for adults? Again, this will vary from patient to patient. You should understand that the procedure itself will be relatively pain free but during the recovery stages, men may experience some pain and discomfort.

Experiencing some pain after the circumcision procedure is totally normal

Patients will be more likely to feel some pain or discomfort after the surgery but this can be managed by following our aftercare guide and with over the counter painkillers. The type of painkillers you can take may vary due to your personal circumstances and health, therefore we recommend talking to your GP, chemist or Doctor Hunt.

How long does circumcision pain last?

Pain after a circumcision for an adult can vary depending on the healing process. Most men will be able to return to work after 2-3 days. Patients may feel some discomfort while the skin heals which could be a few weeks depending on how strictly you follow the recommended care guidelines and other factors such as how active you are or how much you’re able to rest and recover.

It’s generally recommended that you do not do any activity that puts pressure on your penis or scrotum for at least three weeks and you should avoid contact sports for at least six-eight weeks. And gents, unfortunately, this also means no sexual intercourse or masturbation for at least six weeks either…

Is there such a thing as pain free circumcision?

Is there a pain free circumcision? Ok so this is a topic that comes up a lot, however, we hate to break the bad news to you that in reality, there is no such thing as a pain free circumcision. If you chose the Pollock Technique™ for circumcision you will be choosing a procedure that is known for a virtually painless procedure and fast recovery time, meaning you’ll be as ‘pain free’ as possible if you follow the post-care recommendations.

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