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Dr Christian: Hi I’m doctor Jessen

Brian: Good morning doctor

Dr Christian: Come and have a seat for me

Brian: Thank you very much indeed

Dr Christian: What can I do for you?

Brian: Hopefully give me a bit of uplift, I was circumcised about 10 years ago, the diagnosis being that my foreskin was tightening and was hurting me, since when I noticed that there were little blood blisters at the end as well as well as lesions and I thought, “this is getting, this is nasty”.

Dr Christian: This was soon after the circumcision, so we’re talking 10 years ago?

Brian: Indeed, I keep wondering what on earth it is.

Dr Christian: Are you having problems with sex with your wife, are you still having sex?

Brian: Well put it this way, we both wish we could have sex

Dr Christian: Well I think what I’d like to do is have a look, do you mind hopping up on the couch and we’ll have a look? And just pop your trousers and pants down for me.

Brian: There we are.

Dr Christian: I’m going to pop some gloves on. And is it sore if I touch it?

Brian: No, no, not at all, I’ll soon yell if you are sore. You carry on doctor.

Dr Christian: Your foreskin is very tight isn’t it?

Brian: Yes and it looks quite angry.

Dr Christian: And it smells a little bit as well doesn’t it?

Brian: Yes it does, it doesn’t matter how many time you wash, you know.

Dr Christian: This is something called Balanitis Xerótica Obliterante, it’s a great long Latin name for tightening of the foreskin, ok? The smell and the redness and things on the end of the penis is because it’s so tight and you’re not able to wash it and you’re not able to clean it. What I would be inclined to do actually is to send you to a surgeon to consider a further circumcision, because I think the first one didn’t really remove enough foreskin and we need to remove more of this tightened foreskin. Then you’ll be able to clean things properly, you won’t be so red on the end on the glands of your penis and I think it’ll make life a little bit better for you.

Dr Pixie V/O (Dr Pixie?): Brian Fulton-Harte is about to have his second adult circumcision. He’s in the capable hands of consultant urologist Gordon Muir, who performs 75 adult circumcisions a year.

Gordon Muir: Ok these do sting a bit and I’m not going to pretend they don’t, sorry. That really is a very sore and very unhappy looking head of the penis. It’s very unusual to find a circumcision that does need to be redone, but no surgery has a 100% guarantee

Brian: Good heavens, it’s incredible isn’t it? Look at that.

Gordon Muir: Ok, and we’ll leave that on, ok that’s us, well done.

Dr Pixie V/O: Brian should be back in the saddle after about six weeks.

Gordon Muir: Ok, that’s that.

Brian: Is that it?

Gordon Muir: That’s it.

Brian: You’ve got one very, very happy patient Mr Muir.

Dr Pixie V/O: Brian Fulton-Harte is back at the clinic for one final check-up, it’s been three weeks since his second adult circumcision, and Dr Jessen wants to see if his get up and go is back.

Dr Christian: Let’s have a look. It’s still a little bit swollen. There’s a few red patches and ulcers and things that look a bit sore, but I think that as you keep it clean and dry from now on, that’ll get a lot better.

Brian: Well it’s nothing like it was before. It’s a complete freedom.

Dr Christian: It looks a bit neater doesn’t it? It looks much neater.

Brian: You’re quite pleased with it aren’t you?
Dr Christian: I am quite pleased with it yeah. Are you?

Brian: I certainly am, yes.

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Consultation: Second Adult Circumcision

Second Adult Circumcision is one of the many embarrassing illnesses which men would prefer to suffer in silence with than go and consult their GP about. However, in this repackaged consultation from series one, Dr Christian Jessen explains exactly what it is and what treatment is available to make life more comfortable.

If your child has a painful penis he may be suffering from paraphimosis, to find out more check the condition guide for parents on Embarrassing Bodies: Kids website.

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dear sir/madam I have been circumcised last month on the 1st of april nd I have completed my period last tuesday bt I still having a stitch and its not falling down. why should I do? some people says I should pull it out by myself is tht a good idea?





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can you tell me if adults can av a circumpasty instead ov the stitches as iv got hardening ov the foreskin





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How do I treat blisters on the glans following my adult circumcision





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Hi there, mine is 8 days after, same thing, you should really take the rest of the stitches out yourself around 2 weeks, any longer you will suffer from stitch tunnels where the skin has grown over them, as for the smell, you need to keep the wound as dry as possible and keep it clean. Hope it sorts itself out!





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after my circumcision last year, my penis still closes its foreskin till now, should i take another circumcision or should i just try making my penis open until it stays like that? also it still hurts when i touch the head of my penis even though it was been circumcised. please tell me how to make my penis be like the circumsised non painful head.





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Hi , I'm a 46 year old who's had full circumcision 1 year ago and I'm still sore and tender when I get a erection !!! It feels as if the doctor sticked me up to close to the head of the penis so when I get a erection it's feels as if it needs to grow more !!! :-((( I have been back to urologist and he told me to put betnovate cream on twice a day for six weeks . I have done this for 8 weeks and still very sore !!! What should I do ????





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hi I'm a big guy and I have just had a circ 2 days ago the problem is my penis has gone into my body will it still heal if the cut is not showing there is no blood and the swelling is going down slowly it feels fine has anyone had this before





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I've just had mine done and it's been like that for 2 weeks. I think it's ok

I am 63, and had a circumcision 14 years ago. I have scar tissue from the circumcision that will not expand when I get hard and it resembles a noose under the glans(head) coz of the restriction and not expanding like the rest of the shaft causes pain. Do I need to have the scar tissue skin removed and will there be need for a skin graft?





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I have a pale area on the under side of the glans of my penis just to one side of the frenulum. It almost looks bleached compared to the normal colour. There is no pain, itching, redness, soreness or discharge. You would not know it was there. Any idea what this could be?





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To anyone reading these mostly unfortunate experiences of men circumcised for all sorts of reasons on dubious "medical" advice be advised OTHER options are available as I have mentioned , preputioplasty or Z plasty are less traumatic procedures that allow the tight foreskin to expand width ways by way of small cuts and stitching,no tissue or nerves are lost and healing time is short , in the case of a short frenulem this too can be stitched and dissolved to all for better retraction of a tethered foreskin as it is called , circumcision is not required in this instance either. So look after your penis treat it kindly and get informed of whats available before getting fixed and have less regrets .





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