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Bleeding after circumcision, healing period - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   we had a chat before regarding my case
User :   its regarding circumcisoion
Doctor :   yes , the circimcison
User :   yes
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   well, its been 8 days now & I have the bandage still on, every morning I could see some blood near the frenulum
Doctor :   ok
User :   thats because of nocturnl erections
User :   is there a solution to this problem
User :   ?
Doctor :   what did the doctor say after examining the dressing , did you get to visit him?
User :   yes i visited him on hursday,
User :   he mentioned that there is no damage to the suture
User :   and that this is normal
Doctor :   did he say the wound is healing well?
User :   yes
User :   no inection so far
User :   infection
User :   the dictor mentioned that the healing is on course
User :   and no signs of infection so far
Doctor :   OK
User :   ??
Doctor :   nocturnal erections are completely natural and we cannot prevent them
Doctor :   i hope the dressing is not very tight
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there is nothing to worry , do you notice just a few stains of blood or is it a frank bleeding /
User :   its a few stains of blood
Doctor :   ok , do not worry about it
Doctor :   a couple of weeks for complete healing
Doctor :   are you on any medications orally ?
User :   yes
User :   pain killer
User :   i completed the 7 day course of anti biotics
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i do not see a concern for worry
User :   ok
Doctor :   when is the next visit to the doctor ?
User :   wednesday
Doctor :   have you been asked to change the dressing ?
User :   yes
User :   i do it myself
Doctor :   yourself or you take medical help ?
User :   every alternate day
Doctor :   ok
User :   with betadine
User :   and a micropore bandage
Doctor :   ok , that is a good antiseptic
Doctor :   since it is day 8 , these changes are expected
User :   ok
Doctor :   nocturnal erections happen 3 to 4 times in a night
Doctor :   some doctors advise to remove the dressing while at sleep
Doctor :   others may not feel a need to do so
Doctor :   since i have not examined you , i may not be able to ask you to remove it at night
User :   ok
Doctor :   wait till the doctor suggests you to do so
Doctor :   it will be fine once the stitches are removed
User :   ok
User :   but these are self disslving sutures
User :   dissolving
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :   after circumcision men often complain of this problem
Doctor :   minimal bleeding is negligible
Doctor :   firm application of pressure is usually all that is advised for 5 mins in case of frank bleeding
Doctor :   once the healing is complete , it will be fine
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User :   ok
User :   no worries
User :   hd to get on a call
Doctor :   thanks for responding
User :   thanks
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me to help you with ?
User :   not for now
User :   thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
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