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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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Hi I'm a 29 year old man and never really had a problem with my penis being small,we'll there were the cases of guys just normally being bigger than me when still in school. However I had a circumsition done 3 years ago and even since than I saw centimeters have just disappeared. I want to know what else can be done besides surgery to get my length back? I'm from South Africa what kind of surgeon would perform a procedure like.this?





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Hi I'm 14 and I have a small penis it makes me worry because I don't want it to be that small





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Hi im 17 and Im not surr about my penis on erect its is 5.5inches when I push against my' pupic fat'is that allright





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I am 30 yrs old, overweight and my penis is small my wife says its like a turtle. It does not stand out for except when im erect and it stands about 5.5 " when erect I sometimes feel sad that im that way. My testosterone level was low but I've had treatments and now my levels are good but no change. I want to change this what can I do?





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Gynomastica an retracting penis. What can I do





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hi im 17 and im 4.5 inches is that bad ?





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Yes 4.5 inches is bad. However, modern technology can fix that. I saw a program on TV one of those plastic surgeons shows. This guy wasn't satisfied with his and he made it longer and fatter. They grew skin and then pulled down a few more inches from inside that you guys don't know you have to make it longer. After surgery, he walked out and that thang was so big and long. I was thinking who is he going to use that on. But, don't worry about that now, because you shouldn't be having sex anyway. Just finish school, go to college get a good paying job so that you can afford to get that surgery. And you don't need a girlfriend in college because they'll keep you away from completing your goal. Okay, don't worry, it will be alright.

No it's not bad, you're fine. If anyone judges you for their penis, they are shallow human beings. Just as we don't judge women for their vaginas, we shouldn't judge men for their penises.

How can I get apaoiment ?how can I comunicate for getting information.thanks





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hi my name is andy i am 52 i can not get my penis out of my troures so i wet my slef what can i do about its gone in its self





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Hi I have a small peins and it bothers me. I have 2 kids and a good looking girl friend and can have sex with out a problem but it's more about me and my confidence is there any way of getting my peins any bigger





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Hi I'm 22 years old and feel that after research that I have micro-penis, what is my best option? And what are the prices on average to have phallopasty to increase my penis size?





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hi my name is andrew im 53 i saw the show larst night and i saw the man whit the micro pinis i think i have the same think when i whnt to go to the loo i can not get my pinis out i some time wet myslef i just can not get it out far enuf to have a pee what can i do a bout this can you tell me please andy





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