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Why does my penis shrink during exercise?

Why does my penis shrink during exercise?

Shrinking penis: Since blood is diverted away from non-vital organs during strenuous physical activity, it is not uncommon for a man's phallus to "shrink" during exertion/physical activity. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Is it normal for your penis to shrink during exercise?

Is it normal for your penis to shrink during exercise?

Yes: There's actually a layer of smooth muscle that causes the penis to retract while you're exercising, for protection. It's the same for almost all of us. The key is that you're exercising -- a very good thing that it's important to keep up. ...Read more

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My penis shrinks during exercise and even while sitting doing nothing. Ive sleep apnea untreated and borderline low testosterone. What could it be?

My penis shrinks during exercise and even while sitting doing nothing. Ive sleep apnea untreated and borderline low testosterone. What could it be?

Penis size chg: Size change of penis with temperature, activity, rest is ordinary. This reflects blood in the sinusoidal vessels of the shaft, which can expand or contract with various influences. ...Read more

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Why does my penis shrink when i work out?

Why does my penis shrink when i work out?

Normal: The flaccid length is less when a guy showers or exercises. Blood's diverted to other areas. It doesn't affect the erect length later. ...Read more

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Why does my penis shrink when it gets cold?

Why does my penis shrink when it gets cold?

Normal: Every guy's does. It's to protect the tissues from the cold; you actually have a special layer of smooth muscle to make sure this happens. ...Read more

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Why does my penis shrink when I have an erection?

Why does my penis shrink when I have an erection?

Penis Size and Shape: Good morning here is another question that makes me wish you were here in my office. I would ask several questions to get a sense of what is truly happening to the size and shape of your penis when it is not erect and when it is erect. I would ask about pain. I would ask about the ability to reach orgasm. I would ask numerous questions about how your function in your date to day activities. ...Read more

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Could it be my penis has shrunk?

Could it be my penis has shrunk?

No, : But it might have that appearance if you have gained fat in your pubic area. The fat can engulf the base of your penis making it appear shorter. ...Read more

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Why has my penis shrunk 2/3 age 62?

Why has my penis shrunk 2/3 age 62?

Multiple issues: Penile length when flaccid does not change with age unless there is fibrosis to the corpora (erectile bodies of the penis). This happens with injury, infection and some other systemic illnesses. Weight gain in the suprapubic area can give the appearance of shortening. Having had your prostate removed (prostatectomy) can also cause penile shortening. ...Read more

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