How long should I keep my bandage on?
After your surgery is complete your surgeon will bandage the wound. This will help to soak up any remaining blood or other fluids and protect the incision.
You should not shower or otherwise wet the bandage whilst it is still on.
How long should the bandage remain on?
Both the World Health Organisation and the British Association of Urological Surgeons recommend that the dressing should be removed 24 to 48 hours after surgery, provided there is no bleeding or oozing.
You should also remove the bandage if it becomes wet or urine-soaked.
You can remove the bandage by soaking it briefly in the shower and gently unravelling it. Pat your penis dry once you have finished to ensure it does not remain wet.
If your circumcision is still bleeding or oozing you should apply a new dressing. Use medical gauze to prevent the bandage from sticking to the incision. You can re-check the bandage every 24-48 hours.
Once you remove your bandage, make sure to keep your circumcision clean by wearing freshly laundered underwear every day.
Once your bandage has been removed you can take a shower, although you must ensure to dry your penis fully. Avoid soaking in a bath or pool.