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Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
Urology
40 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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When I get an erection I have a burning sensation cover my penis, followed by swelling and pain. I have not had sex in 1 month. Circumcision needed?

When I get an erection I have a burning sensation cover my penis, followed by swelling and pain. I have not had sex in 1 month. Circumcision needed?

See answer: If you are uncircumcised and your symptoms are caused by a foreskin that is too tight and does not retract, then circumcision may be required. Recommend you see a urologist for an accurate diagnosis and discussion of treatment options.

Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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What happens if you get an erection during circumcision check up?

What happens if you get an erection during circumcision check up?

Erection: Probably nothing bad would happen, however it is not likely to have an erection during this type of exam. If you should have a problem then report it to your doctor during your exam.

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Dr. David Carl Houghton Dr. Houghton
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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After my adult circumcision I didn't get any nighttime erections for 4-5 days. Started getting them last 2days now...is this a gd sign?

After my adult circumcision I didn't get any nighttime erections for 4-5 days. Started getting them last 2days now...is this a gd sign?

Yes: Most likely you had a nerve block to reduce pain. The nerve block has worn off and that may be why the erections are returning. A return to normal function is always a good sign.

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Dr. Robert Luntz Dr. Luntz
Urology
25 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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Had my circumcision 4 days ago. I get erections and a found that the skin opened between two stitches. Ie both skins didn't join. The gap is 10mm.

Had my circumcision 4 days ago. I get erections and a found that the skin opened between two stitches. Ie both skins didn't join. The gap is 10mm.

Circumcision: A 10 mm gap in the skin is quite large. You should call your urologist and let him know so he can determine if intervention is required.

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Dr. Daniel Weiss Dr. Weiss
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
42 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Robert Bennett Dr. Bennett
Urology
26 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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I am was circumcised 5 days ago. Because I am forced to wear underwear now, I always get erections. How can I prevent erection, or hurt less?

CIRCUMCISION: You can try smelling salts or ammonia but there is no way to keep a healthy 14 y/o male from having erections. It will heal quickly if you keep up with the post-op instructions.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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I'm going in for my post circumcison check up tomorrow, and I'm really nervous I'm going to get an erection. Is it normal for this to happen?

I'm going in for my post circumcison check up tomorrow, and I'm really nervous I'm going to get an erection. Is it normal for this to happen?

Quite normal: Try not 2B nervous. Very common for young men & boys to have an erection when they are examined. We as urologists see this all the time. Dr. may just inspect/look at your penis without not even having to touch it.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Dr. Zafar Khan Dr. Khan
Urology
54 years in practice
University of the Punjab, Nishtar Medical College
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When will erection pain stop after a circumcision?

When will erection pain stop after a circumcision?

2weeks: If the wound is completely healed, you should expect very little discomfort after 2-3 weeks

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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How long until my circumcision fully heal so erections go back to normal?

2 - 4 weeks: Probable shortest ; longest times, provided circumcision was performed with care.

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Since my circumcision my erection is 1.5 inches shorteri, s this permanent?

Are you sure?: Circumcision generally doesn't affect the size of an erection as the length of the penis isn't actually shortened during the surgery, just removal of the foreskin. Check w/your doctor.

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Since my circumcision my erection is 1.5 inches shorter, is this permanent?

I really doubt: That's the case, or else your surgeon was charging your insurance company by the inch instead of by the procedure. Maybe you have an old picture for comparison. Talk w/your doctor if you have a concern.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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When will my circumcision fully heal? When will my erections go back to normal?

When will my circumcision fully heal? When will my erections go back to normal?

Should be OK: Almost always is fine. Unless, in the unlikely event, too much penile shaft skin was removed at time of surgery.

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I received a circumcision 10 days ago. I have not experienced an erection the past 48-60 hours night time or day time. Should I be alarmed?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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I received a circumcision 10 days ago. I have not experienced an erection the past 48-60 hours night time or day time. Should I be alarmed?

Circumcision: Even when healthy, we aren't always aware of our erections, which occur many times while we're asleep. Watch out for increasing pain, redness, odor & discharge while waiting for healing. Discuss your erectile concerns w/your surgeon at post-op visit. In meantime, check out http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23361453 to allay your fears.

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How to prevent night erections after circumcision.?

Doesn't have: Anything to do with your circumcision. Nighttime erections are common and normal. There will be a time later in life when you'll look back fondly at how easy it was to have an erection. Enjoy them while you can.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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How to ensure excessive -too much foreskin is not removed during circumcision inorder to avoid pain after erection later.

How to ensure excessive -too much foreskin is not removed during circumcision inorder to avoid pain after erection later.

Surgery: Are you asking us what you can do to assist the surgeon during the operation? I do nit understand the question. Perhaps the best advice is to choose a surgeon you have confidence in.

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I got a circumcision a month ago on June 21 and now that it's been a month I'm having allot of trouble getting erections during sex please help

I got a circumcision a month ago on June 21 and now that it's been a month I'm having allot of trouble getting erections during sex please help

Adult circumcision: Your sensitivity level has changed and you likely have become self-conscious which interferes w/spontaneous responses such as erections. If your doc says your health is fine, consider seeing a licensed sex therapist for a few educational sessions. W/out foreskin the head of your penis may feel less sensitive because the tissue thickens but will function just fine. Peace and good health.

Dr. Krishna Anand Dr. Anand
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Government Medical College, Amritsar
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Had a circumcision 27 days ago, masturbated by rubbing the shaft last Night. Can't have a proper erection today ; what to do? Is it serious problem?

Had a circumcision 27 days ago, masturbated by rubbing the shaft last Night. Can't have a proper erection today ; what to do? Is it serious problem?

See doctor: The masrurbation act has caused some soreness to the healing circumcision area. As you feel there is erection but not proper, give proper support to penis, apply some ice to the area. It should be O.K. in 1-2 days, otherwise consult your doctor to rule out any infection or any complication and get treated.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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I have had a circumcision Operation and I want to know how to avoid a erection thanks Paul Goyne?

I have had a circumcision Operation and I want to know how to avoid a erection thanks Paul Goyne?

You Can Not: You can not avoid erection and that's it. Erection after circumcision can be uncomfortable and sometime painful but you can not stop it

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Circumcision and painful erections. How do you prevent those after circumcision?

It takes a: While to heal properly. If you have waited a sufficient length of time, discuss it with your physician.

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