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A 49-year-old male asked:

my son 6 year old. his penis is very small (size 1.5 cm and thick 0.5 cm) since birth; please let me know what should i do or how this can be treated?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Nothing necessary! : Relax, your son will be fine. Have your pediatrician monitor the time puberty evolves. This will be the time his penis will grow. Remember, some boys are larger fat pads which hides the penis during the early years of pre-pubertal life.
Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatric Urology 31 years experience
See below: Most likely he is normal and no treatment is needed. However, if he truly has a microphallus, then at least a preliminary endocrine assessment is indicated. Discuss with a pediatric endocrinologist or urologist.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Micropenis: Your measurements, if from pubic bone to tip of glans indicates a micropenis. So does the diameter of only 5mm. Please consult with a pediatric endocrinologist or an experienced pediatric urologist. Your son needs to have his testosterone, fsh and lh levels measured and may well require a course of testosterone injections to achieve normal penile size. Hormonal treatment only works before puberty.
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Penile size: Nothing to do, the child will continue to develop through puberty and will end with a normal size penis. Many children have large fat pads in the pubic area and may hide the penis.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Micropenis, a nor-: Mally- structured, very small for age penis, is usually from prenatal hormonal imbalances or chromosomal abnormalities. A carefully stretched penis with a tip-to base length of.

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