What is a micropenis ? by micropenis.info
Micropenis Definition: Micropenis is a medical term used to describe an extremely small penis. The most commonly used criterion is a dorsal erect penile length of 9 cm (around 3.5 inches) or less. For newborns, the mean stretched penile length is around 3.5 cm while any baby with a length of less than 2.0 cm should taken to a doctor to check for the condition. According to current estimations, around around 1 in every 200 men suffers from micropenis. The condition is also known as microphallus.
Diagnosing a micropenis: Diagnosing the condition is very easy and can be done at any age. All that is needed is an examination by a doctor. A man can also educate him about how to measure his penis and see by himself whether or not he has a micropenis. Still, more tests may be required, as many times the condition is the result of other conditions.
Micropenis Causes 1/2: Why micropenis occurs largely remains a mystery. However, scientists believe it is the result of various hormonal abnormalities (sex-chromosomes related) that occur during the second and third semester.
Accompanying Conditions Some of the conditions that commonly occur with micropenis are the following: - Testicular dysgenesis - Klinefelter syndrome - Leydig cell hypoplasia - Testosterone Defects (e.g. testosterone deficiency) - Other
Micropenis Treatments: As of now there are three clinically proven ways to enlarge a manâ€™s micropenis: - Testosterone treatment (only for children) - Phalloplasty (Adult treatment only) - Penis extender (adult children only)
Phalloplasty: Phalloplasty is a surgical technique that may be used for penis enlargement. There are many micropenis cases that were successfully treated with this kind of operation. Although in the past the procedure yielded poor results, recent advances have made it a perfect option for treating micropenis
Testosterone therapy: When the micropenis condition is diagnosed early on (e.g. right after birth) hormone therapy (testosterone) usually yields very good results Testosterone therapy usually consists of 3 intramuscular injections (25-50 mg each), one per month. Depending on the results, the attending doctor may decide to continue or discontinue treatment
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