While many men are not satisfied with the size of their penis and think it's too small, there is a certain percentage of the male population that truly suffers from an abnormally small penis. According to medical definition, a "micropenis" is an unusually small penis, featuring a flaccid length of less than 2 centimeters for newborn male children and less than 4 centimeters for male adults. This condition is diagnosed shortly after birth, when the perineum, scrotum and penis are fully formed, and occurs in about 0.6% of the male population.
This condition is commonly believed to be the result of a low production of prenatal androgen during pregnancy. If the male fetus does not receive the normal amount of androgen, the penis will not reach an average size. Other potential causes include congenital growth hormone deficiency, or a deficiency in the fetus' ability to synthesize testosterone and dihydrotestosterone, and an inadequate stimulation of the pituitary gland.
Regardless of the cause, this condition can have a powerful impact on a man's self esteem and self-image. Men suffering from the micropenis condition can still have children, although intercourse can be very difficult do to the small size of the penis. Even urinating in the standing position can be difficult because of the short penis length.
There are fortunately, ways to deal with the micropenis condition. One of the best approaches is to treat it during infancy by supplementing the body's own production of hormones. For adult sufferers there are several surgical techniques aimed at enlarging the penis. The inherent risks and dangers of surgery, however, should always be weighed against the potential benefits when considering surgery.
Other possible non-medical remedies include the use of a certified traction device to stretch and elongate the penis or penis enlargement exercises. While results will vary depending on the severity of this condition, both of these methods are much safer ways to increase the length and girth of the penis than surgery is.
Before attempting any home treatment for micropenis, you should always consult your doctor, preferably a Urologist, first. Your doctor will be able to diagnose this condition, and if you truly suffer from this ailment will be able to refer you to a specialist for further assessment.
Posted by PRS
Friday, February 2nd, 2007
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