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Conditions

Buried Penis

A buried penis occurs where the shaft of the penis is literally buried under excess skin and fat – often as a result of obesity and significant weight loss.

Although size isn’t meant to matter when a man’s endowment isn’t big enough to use it definitely becomes an issue for him. Believe it or not, it’s thought that up to 1 out of every 200 men is born with what’s medically known as ‘micro-penis’. Micro penis is as simple as it sounds – the sufferer’s penis is considerably smaller than anyone’s estimate of ‘average’. It’s an exclusive club and members (pun intended) need to be less than 7 centimetres to join. Whilst the free Wi-Fi and friendly bar staff may be great perks of the clubhouse it also has its downsides; those with micro penis may (though not always) have trouble urinating and having sexual intercourse. Whilst there is no real health risk it clearly has detrimental effects on a man’s personal life often resulting in serious confidence issues such as low self esteem which could in turn lead to a more serious mental illness like depression. There are a number of potential causes for the condition such as a congenital growth hormone deficiency, a reduced rate of androgen production, inadequate levels of testosterone at 2nd and 3rd stages of pregnancy and the inability to respond to testosterone in general. Micro penis is often noticed at a young age and can therefore be treated with hormone therapy which would typically use injections of testosterone and human chorionic gonadotropin. However if it goes unnoticed treatment in adulthood is far more complicated but new research has refined a surgical process called phalloplasty which involves taking skin from the patient’s forearm to make a penis with, fitting it with a plastic urethra and inflatable mechanism to enable erections. Whilst this might sound daunting it still sounds more appealing than an old solution which saw doctors recommend that parents bring their micro penis inflicted baby boys up as baby girls. Yikes.

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I have this micro penis also and I have been able to manage till now. I am 31yrs now and am geting married soon and I know that I can cope with her but the problem is, can I be able to get pregnat? Thank you





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My penis is always shrivled up and feels irritated which makes me think I need to urinate sometimes to the point that I think I might wet myself. Due to this I get very bad anxiety which I take mess for. Since taking the meds its calmed down but not cured. I don't want to have to take the pills for the rest of my life?





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Hi there, my son is 14 months old and he has buried penis, we been told by the doctor when he circumsied. Please advise me what to do. Thanks





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I have alwaysed worried about my penis, when im about to perform in the bedroom, the girl will always look at me and make excuses why she Does not want to have sexual intercourse with me, I'm slightly over weight 15 stone and I'm 5ft 7, I think I have a buried penis when its erected it's bearly even 2 inches, I have to use the tips of my fingers to masterbate and it's also painful, when it's not erected you can't see it, it's almost like I have a vagina, I have lost my girlfriend because of this, and I have to sit on the Toliet to urinate, I'm so concerned and have lost all my confidence in the bedroom, I really need some advise on what I can do, I did recently come off steroids could this also have affected it?





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IHAVE VERY SMALL PENUS AND CANNOT GET A GOOD ERECTION. I LOST MY WIFE IN NOVEMBER I AM 69





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I am 14 years old and i can't cum or sperm but i can pre cum (the see thought liquid) is there anything wrong with me or me testicles. Please Reply





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I,too,have a buried penis. But not from being over weight. I am not a micro but around 3.5 hard and 1" to zero soft. I do sit to pee





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My penis is 3cm when erect and disappears when flaccid I am obese but do I have micro penis it's always been tiny even before I was fat





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My son is 7 months old and this explains everything but on good side he never cry's he is all ways happy and has huge pain tolerance in fact I thought it was from circumsison but since day one he has it people argue he wasn't circumsided cause it stays buried and he was I saw I would start shots but I really believe lacking that hormone and caring about "size" at this age makes him so happy what do I do





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My penis completely disappears inside my ball sac. Sometimes it's hard to get my penis head out when I have to go pee bad. I have had that problem for years in fact I don't remember ever not having it.I can have sex but it's not easy I am down to about 4.5 inches because of fat in my pubic area and upper thighs.





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