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Very small penis: Otherwise normal in appearance & not hypospadiac or epispadiac penises which are otherwise abnormal. Size definition is somwhat subjective, but, severely small compared to child's body size. Streched flaccid lenght (pushing down on pubic bone to tip of glans) should be more than 2.5cm in a term or 7 1/2 lb otherwise normal newborn. Below 2.5cm can be considered a micropenis. ...Read more
First, see urologist: Micropenis is something an occasional boy is born with. The doctor doing the newborn exam can tell if a penis is tiny. If a penis is normal-sized at birth, his own growth hormone and testosterone keep his penis growing until adulthood. A smaller-than-average penis is normal and not a micropenis, which is really tiny. A true micropenis is cared for by pediatricians, endocrinologists, urologists. ...Read more
See below: Try to relax. Once your child is born, the examination will give a lot of useful information. If there is still a concern, then your child's doctor will discuss what needs to be done. Most likely, a consult from a pediatric urologist, and possible endocrine doctor will be needed. I have seen this a couple of times over the years, and the child was normal, but just had a small penis. ...Read more
Usually not: However fathers with small penises often have sons with similar small penises. Men with true micropenises often have endocrine problems which makes them sub-fertile. ...Read more
Undervirilized Males: Boys born with micropenis are usually undervirilized because they didn't make enough androgens or didn't respond to them in-utero at the time of genital development. Many different possibilities exist. In girls, the clitoris is very sensitive to androgens. If a girl is born virilized (like with cah), her clitoris may be quite enlarged. ...Read more
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Depends: Depends on the size of your penis and whether you are satisfied with its function. In infants less than 2, 5 centimeters is considered a micro penis. It of course changes for adults. Check with a urologist. ...Read more
I'm 32/male/healthy and have had issues with ejaculating. No pain, but very little semen is produced. I have a micropenis (3"). Could that be a factor?
I am 18 years old. I think that I have micropenis but I don't now what to do and what is beside surgery can fix that. Does the surgery work? I am scared.
"I think" isn't a dx: You should see your doctor for an exam and to determine if you indeed have a medical condition (micropenis). The best way to allay fear is to take steps to get real answers. If yes, it is important to determine if there are medical reasons. Is your penis less than 2 inches erect? If not, unlikely to be a micropenis. Either way, learning to love yourself as you are is important! ...Read more
1% percentile.: Micropenis is defined as a penile length in the 1% percentile in a given population adjusted for age. This occurs usually because of problems with the hormone system governing development, usually after 14 weeks of gestation. It can be a part of chromosomal problems such as klinefelter syndrome (47, xxy), trisomy 8, 13, and 18. ...Read more
If you are worried about micropenis better consult a endocrinologist. The reasons are varied and cannot be provided without examination.
But good news- usually normal penis mistaken as micropenis due to multiple cosmetic reason. ...Read more
I have some skin bridges and other abnormalities from a bad circumcision. I also consider myself to have a micropenis. Can a urologist fix this?
Bad circ: A urologist should be able to evaluate you and fix any of the skin bridging you have. He/she should also be able to give you an assessment as to penis size. A true micropenis may be hard to rebuild but a bad cirm should be able to be corrected. ...Read more
16YR old MALE. Hypogonadism, micropenis. No signs of low testost as of last 2 tests (in '13+'14). Pls help with test etc. 2 get done. I'm on opioids?
Although obesity &: Opiates can impair testosterone & sperm production, seek referral to an endocrinologist who can find the cause of your congenital or acquired primary (testicular) or secondary (hypothalamic or pituitary) hypogonadism & obesity. After a history & physical, you'll have a Chromosome Analysis, maybe a Chromosomal Microarray, FSH, LH & other hormone levels + other lab & X-ray studies as indicated. ...Read more
Do testosterone injections for micropenis work after puberty or only before? Dr says I need to give my son before puberty and I'm hesitant. It is 4 cm
Yes, you are correct to be hesitant and I strongly recommend that you see another doctor about this.
They may each give you the same answer, but I would not be surprised if that is not the case.
Please keep me informed! ...Read more
Dr suggested we give testosterone injections to my 10 year old child because he has micropenis, I'm scared to give him (it is 4 cm) what doyou advice?
Can a bad circumcision cause a micropenis? I believe it happened to my 9 yr old, he had a bad circumcision at birth, seems to be real small. Fixable?
Micropenis v trapped: Micropenis is very small both in length and width & not caused by circumcision. Trapped penis can result from excess shaft skin removed, glans will be of normal width & normal shaft can be felt from outside the skin. Boys with a trapped penis from suboptimal circumcision may have discomfort or pain with erection. Either way penises look small in overweight boys due to a thick prepubic fat pad. ...Read more
17 MALE. Hypogonadism, micropenis. No signs of low testosterone - last 2 tests (in 2013+2014). Pls help with test etc. 2 get done. I'm on Rx opioids?
17YR old MALE Hypogonadism, micropenis. No signs of low testosterone as of mid '14. Please help with test etc. To ask to b performed. I'm on Rx opioids?
Here are some...: Your concerned issues in genital organ/function can not be answered in a 400-letter space, and you should seek a collaborated comprehensive evaluation, treatment, monitoring, & counseling so to reach an optimal help to suit your need. Online sporadic information may adversely add more confusion, fear, and anxiety, instead of help. ...Read more