It’s almost the 1 year anniversary of me getting the chop!
I remember this time last year being massively freaked out by the prospect of having surgery on my lovely willie but now i can barely understand what the fuss was about.
I had really tight foreskin and i couldn’t retract the skin past the head. I was dreading going to the GP and telling him my problem, but in hindsight that was toughest part.
Meeting the urologist, having the surgery, recovery and having sex the first time...all flew by, especially the last one lol.
If you think you have a problem, dont hesitate to speak to your GP and discuss your options, that’s the only 'mountain' you will have to face.
I really want to thank everybody who contributed to this thread. It's amazing how faceless usernames can help so much through which can be a confusing and scary time.
Best of luck to everybody!!
hello all,i am a 17 year old with full phimosis(like i can't even see my glans when flaccid)but the stupid thing is that i didnt even know something was wrong until a mounth ago?Maybe a little more...I tought it was normal to have your penis coverd and also tought that if i loose my verginty it will look normal,,,but finally something triggerd me to think that something was wrong with me you know what it was?Girls telling me(as in general)that we boys are lucky beacuse we would feel no pain when looseing our virginty!!WTF man i know that if i would have sex it would heart and beed like hell,so i did some reaseach and at first i was shocked,like i need an operation,i will loose all sensation in it<(anti circ bull**** extremist)>i have high risk of infection ect....and i started being stressed and depressed but not beacuse of circumcision but beacuse i was too shy to tell my PARENTS,,anyways to cut a long story short one night i got drunk and told this thing to 2 friends i have and they told me to tell my parents and that they would understand ect ect,,,finally i told my mother beacuse it was killing me from the inside...and guess what now i think why the fack was i so stupid and didnt tell her right away!I went to see my gp that night,told him what i had and what i needed before he looked XD and thats all now im on the waiting list in hospital I wish i get this done in august beacuse of school,work ect...Guys if you find out you have phimosis just go straight to your gp and get this done,before i went to my gp people had started noticing that i was changing,like a week before was all confident and happy with my dick(size)and all of a sudden i was and i still kinda feel without one but now i now i will sort this out and it will kinda be better then the others(looks,hygene,duration and probably size beacuse i noticed the the head kinda get smaller then the shaft when erect not bigger like it should be beacuse of its tightness),anyways told you mystory
Hello its me again,sorry for the spelling mistakes(iwas writing in a hurry and english isnt even my mother langauge).
I would like to ask a question if you dont mind,has anyone here had full phimosis and by full I mean you can't ever see your glans even when flaccid and got circumcised?
If yes,after how long did the sensitivity become normal beacuse thats the only thing scaring me...hypersensitivty
dont worry about a thing, you havea problem that affects about 1 in 5 men in this country, even though nobody speaks publicly about it. you are not a freak, you are a victim of lousy anatomy. Circumcision will sort out your problem,and leave you inba much better place. dont worry about hypersensitivity, that will adjust itself within a few weeks/months after the op. dont listent to the bull**** that is spun on the internet by anti circ activists, the chop will be highly benrficial to you, it will leave you able to lead a normal life for once,you deserve that much.
normal healthy life is possible after circumcision, dont chicken out of it, otherwise you will never realize how much you have been missing !!
Thats me. Dont worry about hypersensitivity, as westskipper said. For about a week it is very sensitive but you adjust what you are doing to minimise the discomfort (not pain as such). After that the sensitivity reduces each day so in a month it will barely register with you that you were circumsised. In 6 months you will wonder what all the fuss was about. I should have had it done years ago but glad its done now
Thanks alot man,that was the only thing worring me,actually now im even more then ever looking foward to doing this operation beacuse this thing is always letting me down,incredibly now i wish no girl would try to have sex with me...until october
AS i said before my biggest problem was to tell my parents if someone has this problem like i did just tell them this way(I made this up after alot of brain storming):Find a time when your mum or dad is going to leave the house so you wount have to face them later,,,,and say'I have a problem here"and point at it and then tell them that you want to visit a doctor.Then when you are at your GP go with your mother but enter alone... then tell her to come in later and let him explain.As easy as that
Went to the doctor yesterday morning. Told her I was pretty sure I needed a circumcision and she asked a few questions. She said she could give me an examination if I wanted but from my answers it sounded like I definitely needed a circumcision so I said not to bother with the examination. Told her I was 99% sure anyway before I went in and the main point of the visit was to just get the ball rolling in terms of what my options were and what happens next.
I mentioned a clinic which I've seen mentioned here a few times, but she'd never heard of it and couldn't find out anything about the doctor's qualifications, so she said she'd give them a call herself and gimme a call later this week. Either way, she'll give me a referral to see a urologist anyway.
Bit of a load off my mind anyway.
although you're probably dreading the op, I can assure you the hardest part is already over.
The op and a bleeding penis I can handle. Telling my folks... That's going to be painful
I know they'll be fine with it (turns out my nephew (4) actually has to have a circumcision too. When I heard that I was about to tell them), and I know there'll be no problem at all. Just actually telling them and trying to start that conversation as I live at home so don't think I'll be able to hide it.... That'll be the worst of it for me. Edit: Actually, the thing I'm dreading most is my mother telling other people. No doubt she'll tell my aunts.
As long as they dont want to see the scars
You'll be grand though. Its just uncomfortable, not painful in most cases and you will be near normal in as little as a week.
Best of luck with it anyway
Long time lurker on this thread and it's time to give some back. You'll forgive that I'm posting anonymously but I'm active in other areas of boards.ie, and I would prefer to keep this side of my life private. Rather than put everything into one long post, I'll split it up into three so that it's easier to digest.
1. The Background.
I'm currently 34 and for as long as I can remember my foreskin was tight. I never properly understood it wasn't supposed to be this tight until the last 5 or so years. By 'tight' I mean that I couldn't easily fully retract the foreskin over the glans of the penis. With patience and preparation I could just about get there, but it was definitely a squeeze. I didn't start masturbating until 15, and was a virgin until around 19.
For the next 10 years I wasn't usually regularly active, but I never really noticed anything odd when I did have sex, and I think that may be because I always wore a condom which protected me from what was to come. That came when I started dating my now wife who went on the pill and we stopped using condoms. My foreskin was now fully exposed to more direct friction and what I found was on occasion if I wasn't careful, this friction would force it back more quickly than it was able for and I would experience a split/tear and some light bleeding. This would usually sting a bit and then I'd choose to abstain for a couple of days until I healed up. Looking back this probably happened a few times over the years but it never really interfered with things. However over the last few years, this situation grew gradually worse.
I've since learned that the splitting/tearing would heal but in a way that tightens the foreskin and so I literally was finding myself in a situation with ever decreasing circles. I went to the GP and after examination he diagnosed me as having mild phimosis. I wasn't as bad as many on here, but I had enough of a problem that something needed to be done. He thought I might get away with a partial circumcision rather than a full one. He said he could put me in touch with a urologist or I could try stretching it out. Fearful of an operation, I tried the stretching.
It was around this time a couple of years back that I found this thread. I found a lot of good experience and advice, but I was committed to giving the stretching a try. This was a very slow and tedious process of literally grabbing the inside of my foreskin from both sides and easing it apart as frequently as possible. I used heat and lube when appropriate to aid elasticity and I played around with stainless steel rings that I tried to wear inside the forskin to help the stretching. This all worked to a certain degree. I found that I was 'back' to what was probably my 'best' in that I could again retract back with a lot of preparation and effort but it was a squeeze. I could never really improve beyond that. I was in the middle of wondering whether that would be sufficient for the rest of my life when last summer I tore the foreskin badly during sex. It took over a week before it healed and the best part of two weeks before I could return to 'normal' sexual activity. Over the next 5 months, the tearing would reoccur more easily and frequently. Each time it would take a fair amount of time to heal up. I abstained from all sexual activity for a month to allow it time to heal, and then from intercourse for another month while I went about trying to stretch it out again. It was towards the end of that month when I again tore the foreskin during stretching. At that point I gave up.
As I had mentioned, I had been following this thread and I really wanted to get things done as quickly as possible, so the GP route didn't really appeal as I thought it would take too long and be too expensive. I noted the experience of 'Westskipper' and decided to PM him and he gave me the low down on what I needed to know and I decided to get a circumcision.
Part 2: The Op, Recovery, and more
I PM'd Westskipper one weekend, got some replies within 48 hrs, contacted the private clinic the next day, and although I didn't hear anything back initially once I got a reply I was suddenly booked in for the next weekend. I had been advised that I would likely be able to return to work on the tuesday (bank holiday weekend) after the saturday op, but I got a doctors note in case I wasn't up to it.
Arriving into the clinic, the doc listened to me and agreed that a partial circumcision would likely be sufficient. I hadn't really been that nervous up until that point, probably because it was something I was ready for and wanted. I had thought that it would be a local anaesthetic and was a bit nervous about that, but on the day I was informed it would be a general. I hadn't anticipated that, and for the first time I became a bit nervous in case something went wrong. Obviously it all went fine and next thing I knew he was all done and I was bandaged up. I felt no pain and was surprised at how easy it was to walk around without discomfort. My wife had driven me and we drove back without issue. I was given anaestethic cream and some pain killers. I never used the cream and after about 36 hrs I didn't need the pain killers which were used just to ease the discomfort rather than pain. Coincidentally I came down with flu so I decided to stay off work for the week, but it wouldn't have been necessary if I didn't want.
Over the next few days, morning erections were quite uncomfortable and this began to 'grow' (no pun intended) as an issue the longer I went without sexual activity. About 7 days after the op I couldn't wait any longer and needed to masturbate. It was definitely the weirdest masturbation session I've ever experienced. Using some internet porn to speed up the process, I was only able to ever so slightly rub myself, half due to discomfort and half due to fear. Eventually this was enough to cause ejaculation and it was such a release! I really needed it. However in addition, the pressure at the point of ejaculation caused a sharp brief pain in the foreskin and I think it was cause I snapped one of the stitches. The foreskin actually felt better after this, and my recovery went quite well from this point on.
Cutting to the chase, I was told I should be right as rain after 6 to 8 weeks, but after 12 I was still 'tight'. My foreskin now sat lower than previous when flaccid and a little further back when erect but ultimately it still wouldnt retract fully without the same effort and patience as before. I emailed the doctor my concerns and he asked to see some photos as I live too far for a quick consultation. As weird as it was, I took pictures and emailed them to him. He agreed that the operation had not been successful, and recommended I come back asap for a 'modification'. I was frustrated but agreed to this.
This time it was a local anaesthetic and it was quite a weird experience to be awake while he performed this minor cosmetic surgery. It's hard to describe in text exactly what he did, but if anyone is interested I can try. 20 mins later I was out the door and didn't need any pain killers etc this time. Recovery was only supposed to take 10 days but again things did not seem to be right for me. Retraction of the foreskin was definitely now easier, but it was still a bit tighter than I thought it should be, and after about 3 weeks had passed, after a morning erection I woke to some stinging. I examined and could see the foreskin had again torn, but this time from hardly any significant activity. I was really frustrated and angry.
I was now 4 months and 2 ops after 'the end of my problems' and still seemingly no better off. I tried to remain calm and give it a few days as I was busy with work and personal stuff so I knew I could do nothing about it for now anyway. The same thing happened again 5 days later. I immediately contacted the doctor via email and let him know exactly how frustrated and unhappy I was and demanded that he outline exactly what we needed to do to resolve things once and for all from here. In fairness to him he agreed to do this but after a phone call he asked me to allow the foreskin to regenerate for up to another 4 weeks and if I still wasn't happy he would do whatever was necessary at that point. Reluctantly I agreed.
Miraculously, (hyperbole I know, but that's how it felt) that was the last set back I had. It's now about 6 weeks later and I've *touch wood* had no issues since. I intend posting a third time soon to outline how things are now in more detail and a few other bits and pieces. If anyone has any questions, I'll try to answer them there as well.
Hi guys, im having the snip next month. Just wondering how long it will be before i can do physical work and play sports? Looking forward to the operation so i can have it over and done with, just hope im not laid up for too long. Thanks
Hi all thanks for this great thread at the doctors today and going to be refered in due course cheers
I went for consultation to get the circ done, but doctor said there wasn't anything medically wrong with my foreskin so told me to try stretching, which i did & now can pull foreskin back pretty easy.
only problem now is sensitivity i havent been forced to get used to it by the removal of foreskin so struggling, tried leaving uncovered in boxers but no luck, was in agony last time a girl got hold of the glans uncovered!
got prescribed a cream by doctor for it, anyone have any luck with this?
were you lot at that level of sensitivity before the operation, thinking i might end up getting it done anyway if this fails as it seems the glans has been covered too much of my life & thats the only way it will adapt.