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28 Jan 2021

Penis reduction
Hi, i am a man of 30 years, I keep fit by taking long walks and cycling. My problem is that for about a year now I have noticed a decrease in the size of the erect penis. I went to an andrologist who told me I was fine and prescribed blood tests. FSH 2.72 mIU / mL LH 2.77 mIU / mL Prolactin 19.29 ng / mL Testosterone 3.39 ng / mL Free testosterone 24.44 pg / mL Could it be a poor circulation problem he suggests since I don't masturbate and have sex? Let me know, thanks. By the way, my size is average.
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22 Feb

Dear Simone,

It is not uncommon for men to notice a reduction in penis size as they age and there are multiple reasons for this. It could be related to hormones and a reduction in testosterone levels. It could also be as a result of reduced exercise, a more sedentary lifestyle and increased weight around the abdominal regions and hence the penis “appearing” proportionately smaller. Increased weight also results in increased oestrogen production which can affect penis size. Trauma and repeated minor injuries to the penis through sport or even sexual activity can cause scarring to the penis, fibrosis and “shrinking”. Circulation is also a major factor.  Poor circulation can be as a result of reduced activity, exercise etc. It may also be caused by certain medical conditions which are more prevalent with increasing age such as hypertension and diabetes. These conditions affect vasculature and blood flow and so can the medications sometimes used in the treatment of these conditions. 

Answered by Dr T Mohamed
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