Running after an adult circumcision

One for the boys

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23/02/2010 at 21:41

I think ouch says it all here, I was hoping to run the London Marathon with my partner this April but for medical reasons he has to undergo a genital mutilation (sorry his words) on the 13th March (ominous I know).  We have a few questions:

1. Is there any chance of him being in any condition to be able to complete the race by April the 25th?

2. How long will it be after the operation before he will be able to run comfortably  

Bit of a touchy subject but I'm sure someone will have some expertise on the issue. 

23/02/2010 at 21:48
23/02/2010 at 21:59
Well 'Ow that hurts' is the subheading for this forum, the doctor strangely had no answers on this one... seems he was more interested in explaining other activities that would have to be vetoed for a while.
cougie    pirate
23/02/2010 at 22:24

I have no idea but I'd think a week out would be enough ?

Its so tricky to say though - you may have to suck it and see...

23/02/2010 at 22:36

Apparently thats off the cards for at least 2 weeks, ideally 6.

cougie    pirate
23/02/2010 at 22:39
I bet his version of ideal is a lot different from the doctors !
23/02/2010 at 22:42

I suspect the doctor meant to say that you need to be aiming for 6 "sucks" every 2 weeks until your partner is feeling better..........

< GO does his bit for male solidarity >

on a more serious note, I took about 2 and a 1/2 weeks off when I had a vasectomy, and after that wore some very tight pants on my first couple of runs.....

23/02/2010 at 22:52

That sounds like good advice, the last bit does anyway.

The only thing getting a kiss it better is his forehead.

24/02/2010 at 11:30

With all this patient choice we're supposed to have these days, could he not ask for a date for surgery AFTER the marathon?

Having said that, I should think that a week or two should be enough for healing, given that it's quite superficial, no stitches (I presume), and so on.

24/02/2010 at 11:35
should be ok as long as he is wearing a helmet.
24/02/2010 at 11:36
Alot of vaseline should be used on the day..
24/02/2010 at 11:37
she's talking about the running, not the first time they can do it again.
24/02/2010 at 13:02
There will be many stiches Wilkie, all the way around. We could ask for another date after the marathon but its taken a little over 3 months to get this one and we dont want to spend another 3 moving back up the list.
24/02/2010 at 13:44

All I can say is that he'd be a complete prick to contemplate racing so soon after the op.

Oh, hang on a minute ...

LIVERBIRD    pirate
24/02/2010 at 13:55
I had an op last year and explained to the surgeon I had a marathon booked and he DID plan the surgery around it. I'd give it a go and see. You might not have to go to the bottom of the list...
24/02/2010 at 14:05

this wil protect it
LIVERBIRD    pirate
24/02/2010 at 14:11
Crikey! How to prevent people from walking in front of you at London! LOL!
24/02/2010 at 14:12

that would sort out the iPod wearers!

24/02/2010 at 14:31
Could try wearing compression tights ... Skins, naturally.
24/02/2010 at 15:20
My mate had this done a few years back and he was fine within a week,the only problem was the sensation of his nob rubbing against the material of his pants,i would suggest as some have tight pants to stop it flopping around,got a funny feeling i may have to have it done soon as things seem to be getting a bit tight down there,either im getting bigger or the skin is shrinking i know which one it is 
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