Circumcision is the medical procedure to remove the foreskin of the penis. The procedure of circumcision has become simpler with the advances in the medical field. Laser circumcision is the most advanced procedure that offers speedy recovery to the patients. It is a medical necessity for men to cure conditions like phimosis, paraphimosis, balanitis, balanoposthitis, etc. Although laser circumcision allows the patient to have smooth and fast healing, there are simple instructions that the patient must follow.
Sex After Circumcision
One important instruction to follow is to avoid sexual intercourse until the patient fully recovers. The doctor clearly tells the patient to refrain from having sex for at least 7-10 days after the laser circumcision to avoid any complications after circumcision. Indulging in sex after circumcision, before your penis completely heals can land you in trouble. It can cause injury to the penis. As the head of the penis remains tender until it fully recovers after circumcision, the chances of injury due to sex are high.
Also, the risks of catching an infection are quite high if you have sex before the recovery period. Infections and inflammation can cause further complications after circumcision. And if you catch any UTI or STI, it will somehow defeat the purpose of circumcision. So, if you opt for laser circumcision, it is wise to resume sexual activities only after 7-10 days of the treatment.
Whereas this time period of recovery for traditional circumcision (open surgery) is much longer as compared to the laser circumcision recovery. The doctor recommends the patient to not have sexual intercourse for about 4 weeks after open circumcision. The time period to avoid sex after open circumcision is much longer as it is a complicated process. The conventional procedure of circumcision involves cuts, stitches, and wounds, so it takes long weeks for the penis to heal completely. The patient has to be extremely cautious during the recovery period after undergoing traditional circumcision surgery.
The chances of infections and complications after open circumcision are much higher in comparison to laser circumcision. Therefore, the patient has to avoid sex for at least 3-4 weeks of the surgery, otherwise, it can have adverse effects on penile health. (Also Read: What to expect after 3 to 4 days of laser circumcision?)
What else can happen if you have sex too soon after circumcision?
If a person resumes sexual intercourse too soon after circumcision, he has a high risk of catching HIV AIDS. He can also contract a urinary tract infection. The worst part is that once you catch HIV, the virus stays in your body.
Other complications that can arise are:
- Unusual discharge from the unhealed part of the penis
- Intense pain and cramps in the lower abdomen
- Discomfort and pain in passing urine
- Erectile dysfunction due to trauma to the penis
- Swelling of the penis
- Bleeding from the wound
If any of these complications arise after having sex, it indicates that you must reach out to a specialist doctor (urologist). You should not delay in seeking medical help as these complications can get worse. So, leaving them untreated is not at all wise. (Also Read: Foreskin infection treatment)
Tips to ensure fast healing after circumcision
There are some simple yet effective tips that you must follow to recover faster and without any complications after circumcision. The sooner you heal fully, your doctor will allow you to resume your sexual life without any fear of complications.
- Avoid indulging in strenuous physical activities until you fully recover after circumcision. So, keep in mind to avoid heavy weight lifting, cycling, running, and of course sex to ensure a smooth recovery after circumcision.
- Maintain proper hygiene and change underclothing regularly.
- Make sure that you keep the penis dry and wear only comfortable cotton clothes.
- Avoid scratching or over-stretching until the penis fully recovers
- Refrain from indulging in masturbation as it can harm the penis and prolong the recovery.
Follow these tips and it will save you from unforeseen risks that can arise after circumcision if you do not follow the precautions. And, if you want to resume your sex life soon, then choose laser circumcision over a complex surgery.
The modern laser circumcision, Stapler Circumcision and laser frenuloplasty is available at Pristyn Care. If you require to undergo circumcision, all you have to do is contact us at Pristyn Care, we will book your appointment with the best of urologists. So, reach out to to us without any further delay and we will provide the best laser treatment.