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What can you do to remove the gauze stuck to your penis in circumcision?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Cicumcision
Follow instructions given by your doctor as when and how to remove the bandage.
If you have forgotten, call your doctor for help.

In brief: Cicumcision
Follow instructions given by your doctor as when and how to remove the bandage.
If you have forgotten, call your doctor for help.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Don't
Let it fall off on its own, just like a scab.
You can bathe him after a week and let gauze fall off by itself. It can be trimmed if there are any loose unattached bits. Healing is taking place under the gauze just like under a scab.

In brief: Don't
Let it fall off on its own, just like a scab.
You can bathe him after a week and let gauze fall off by itself. It can be trimmed if there are any loose unattached bits. Healing is taking place under the gauze just like under a scab.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
In brief: Best way to go
The gauze is stuck because some of the blood and fluid from the cut edge dried and has stuck.
Soaking the gauze really well will help a bit but for better or worse, you will have to get it off. Best trick it to then gently apply traction on the gauze and then using a finger, push the skin away from the gauze. Do not pull the gauze away. There will be a second of pain and a little blood.

In brief: Best way to go
The gauze is stuck because some of the blood and fluid from the cut edge dried and has stuck.
Soaking the gauze really well will help a bit but for better or worse, you will have to get it off. Best trick it to then gently apply traction on the gauze and then using a finger, push the skin away from the gauze. Do not pull the gauze away. There will be a second of pain and a little blood.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. George Klauber
We grow an entire of cells every day, and the most superficial layer undergoes apoptosis (cell death), similar to dandruff. Thus the gauze will fall off on its own as soon as it is ready. Just be patient. No harm in taking a shower if a week has passed since the circumcision. Just dab dry your penis when finished. Just leave the gauze alone it will fall off and save you the discomfort.
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