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my boyfriend has a circumcision about 4 weeks ago. he has just

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my boyfriend has a circumcision about 4 weeks ago. he has just been to the doctors for a follow up and they gave him some optilube active gel. why would he be given this?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

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Customer:

what else do you want to know?

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Hi there

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I'm Dr. Phil

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Can i ask your first name?

Customer:

jen

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Hi jen

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Dr. Phil, MD :

They gave this gel to prevent adhesions

Customer:

for?

Dr. Phil, MD :

when you get circumcised, the cut skin can form a bond with the penis

Customer:

he wasnt given any details about why he was being given the gel at all

Dr. Phil, MD :

It is to put around the cut tissue

Dr. Phil, MD :

so it doesn't form an adhesion

Customer:

thanks

Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome Jen

Dr. Phil, MD :

He should apply it daily to keep the skin moist and lubricated

Customer:

he panicked a little because when he googled it all the info was about inserting cathaters

Dr. Phil, MD :

No way!!!

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LOL

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He doesn't have to do that

Customer:

he got 9 packs of 10 syringes of gel

Dr. Phil, MD :

that's a lot

Customer:

that seems a bit much to me

Dr. Phil, MD :

but he should be good for a while I guess ;)

Customer:

thanks

Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome Jen

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any more questions?

Customer:

thats it

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would you be so kind as to rate me positive Jen?

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I would greatly appreciate it

Customer:

hope u have a good night/day

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you too :)

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