When it comes to penis size, many men always feel that big is better. They sometimes like to compare with other men, or worse with the porn actors they see in videos. When comparing with these actors, most men will definitely feel inadequate. This may lead them to think that there is an unusually small penis. They may think that they have a condition called micropenis.
However, not many realise that there is an actual medical condition where the size of the penis is referred to as a “Micropenis”.
But what causes the condition? how small actually is a Micropenis? And how is it treated?
But how small exactly is a Micropenis?
Micropenis refers to any penis which, when stretched, is below 2.5 standard deviations size for the age of the patient.
In adults, the condition refers to any penis smaller than 7cm ( 2.8 inches ) in length.
What Causes Micropenis?
Micropenis may be caused by
- Growth hormone deficiency
- Structural anomaly
- Testicular disorder
- Genetic syndrome
- Abnormal hypothalamic or Pituitary function
What are the Treatments for Micropenis?
1. Hormonal Replacement Therapy
If micropenis is diagnosed as being caused by a testosterone deficiency, testosterone replacement therapy is generally highly effective in treating micropenis.
This hormone treatment usually consists of intramuscular injections.
The main ingredient of these injections is testosterone.
Depending on the results, the treatment may or may not be continued.
In most cases, the treatment induces some penile growth, which in return may stimulate additional penis growth.
Many times, the treatment results in a normal sized penis.
On the other hand, sometimes there is no or very small improvement
In cases when a patient is unresponsive to hormonal therapy for micropenis treatment, surgery remains a last resort treatment for adults.
2. Surgical Treatment
Penile enhancement surgery uses an implant in order to effectively enhance the length and girth of the penis.
You will be referred to a urology surgeon if you require surgical treatment in this case.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Micropenis
How do I measure my penis?
The most reliable penis measurement is called the Stretched Penis Length. It measures the penis while it’s flaccid.
Press the ruler tight against the pubic bone at the base of the penis.
Don’t just measure from where the penis separates from the scrotum, or you’ll lose precious centimetres.
Now gently, but very firmly, stretch the penis as far as it will go.
Measure from the pubic bone to the tip of the stretched penis.
Does it mean that there is less chance of getting a child with micropenis?
Although the equipment is smaller, it sexually functions like any other penis.
However, it could be difficult to impregnate a woman since it’s further away from the opening of the womb (cervix). And that makes it harder for the sperm to reach the egg.
My penis length is longer than 7 cm but I want it to be bigger. Is that possible?
Length and girth of a penis are normally fixed at a particular size right after puberty. It doesn’t change in size after the man passes puberty. There are products in the market that promises to enlarge your penis like pumps, oils devices etc.
However, these products are not well studied and clinically proven so you will have to try it at your own risks. If you do want to increase the firmness or have some improvement in your penile girth, you can consider ESWT (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy). This therapy is not meant for penile enlargement but it helps to increase blood flow to the penis. Some patients noticed their penis appearing bigger due to increased blood flow and firmer erection.