How long does it take for a circumcision wound to heal?

Jennifer S. Singer, MD
A circumcision site will heal in about a week. It will look very bruised and can look swollen. There can be some hematoma formation, which is a little blood collection under the foreskin, and that might take up to a week to resolve. After a week it will look like a well-healed circumcision site.

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