Post Circumcision Activity & Care
Rest when you feel tired. Getting enough sleep will help you recover more quickly. Follow Dr. McAuliff’s instructions regarding showering and bathing. You may take baths after the bandage is removed.
You can return to work and normal activities, including driving, when you feel you are ready.
Avoid strenuous activities, such as bicycle riding, jogging, weight lifting, or aerobic exercise, for at least 2 days after the procedure. Two days after the procedure, you may return to these activities at about half strength for a couple more days and, if that activity is well tolerated, then back to normal.
What to eat after circumcision
You can eat your normal diet. If your stomach is upset, try bland, low-fat foods like plain rice, broiled chicken, toast, and yogurt. Drink plenty of fluids (unless your doctor tells you not to). There is no medical reason to change from your usual meals in the days after getting circumcised. You will likely prefer to eat at home at least for the first day or two to maximize your comfort.
Remove any dressing when your doctor says it is okay, following his instructions. Wear underwear that is comfortable for you. After the first few days, some men continue to prefer a snug fit for support, while others prefer loose-fitting briefs. Do what feels best for you.
Ice and elevation
Put ice or a cold pack on your groin for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. Try to do this every 1 to 2 hours for the first day. Put a thin cloth between the ice and your skin. Position your penis so that your underwear keeps it upright.