PURPOSE: Men are particularly concerned about pain after circumcision. Concerns about pain can be a reason to refuse surgery.
There are many reasons why adult circumcision is done. If smegma isn't taken care of, it can lead to painful side effects including infections.
Your penis may swell and bruise for the first 2 days. It is generally not very painful , and over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen are.