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A 17-year-old male asked:

I am overweight and my penis is very small what can i do to make it normal size?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 46 years experience
See answer: Your true penis length is most likely normal as measured from the tip of the stretched penis back to the pubic bone: average flaccid length is 9–10 cm (3.5–3.9 in). The problem with being either overweight or obese is primarily the deposition of fat in the pubic area which causes the penis to be buried and making it seem small. Also, obesity often associated with low testosterone. Rx: weight loss.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

What happens when my penis is smaller than normal?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Penis Size: Nothing happens. One learns to be sexual just like everyone else. They also learn to make sure that their sexual activity includes pleasuring their partner well.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
If i ' m overweight all through puberty and still am overweight can my penis not grow as big
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Why is my pubic bone so large? I understand im decently overweight (510 220pounds) but Its to the point where my penile shaft is hidden & it really affects my mental health since my penis never really grew in the first place during puberty. im 20?
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. George Klauber
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A 42-year-old member asked:
My penis is so small when flaccid no one believes it is normal size erect?
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Should only matter: If it is big enough in it's "active" state it doesn't matter when it is flaccid. This should be a private matter for the consenting parties involved... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Is it normal for a penis to shrivel down to a really small size after an erection?
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Sort of: After sex, the blood drains out and it should return to whatever size it was before the erection. It's up to you to determine what "really small" mean... Read More
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Last updated Jan 1, 2017

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