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Tests For Micropenis
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.
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?
Endocrinologist: If you still have concerns about hypogonadism consult an endocrinologist as he/ she will order the appropriate tests in order to reassure you.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Need supportive help: From a sex counselor, psychologist or psychiatrist with experience in these matters. Also sympathetic partner/s.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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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.