What do I do if I remove the gauze and there’s bleeding?
- To stop the bleeding, grasp the penis between your thumb and two ﬁngers and apply pressure to the penis for no less than 2-3 minutes. Use the same pressure you would use to stop a cut on a ﬁnger from bleeding.
- Inspect the area for continued bleeding. Repeat the pressure if necessary.
- If you have applied pressure twice, and the penis is still bleeding, call our office.
What do I do if after the gauze falls off or is removed, there is still a bridge of skin attached to the head of the penis? Please call our oﬃce to book an appointment.
Mathieu Bélanger, MD, CCFP, CPSO Recognized Specialist (Chronic Pain), is the founder and President of Inovo Medical. Dr. Bélanger began his academic career by earning an undergraduate degree in kinesiology (i.e., the science of body mechanics) before enrolling in medicine at the University of Montréal. He is particularly interested in pain related to sports injuries and musculo-skeletal disorders. This interest led him to travel extensively for various types of training on pain treatment given by leading experts. Since then, his objective has been to play an active role in the development and delivery of the most sophisticated and effective treatments for chronic pain.