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A 19-year-old male asked:

Hello i am a 19 year old male and i have been taking risperidone for 4 months. since i began taking it i very rarely get erections (less than daily) my penis erection length and girth now measure smaller. could i have penile atrophy? is it permanent?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Loss of sexual drive is a known side effect. However, you penis will not undergo atrophy. Do not change your medication without consulting with your doctor. Visit this site for info on this drug: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a694015.html
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Oct 3, 2015
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