What Causes Penis Shrinkage?

Penis shrinkage is related to age, medication, and even a few lifestyle habits. Here’s what you need to know about penis shrinkage.

Did you know that the majority of men overestimate the size of their penises almost as much as an entire inch? Men often take pride in the size of their penises, but men that suffer from penis shrinkage may feel just the opposite. If you are suffering from penis shrinkage, you might be wondering what it is, why it happens, and what you can do to stop it. 

More importantly, is there anything you can do to bring your penis back to its original size? Keep reading and learn more about this issue below. 

What Causes Penis Shrinkage?

There are a variety of things that may cause your penis to shrink or at least make your penis look smaller than it really is. For example, being overweight is one of the most common causes of this problem. When you gain weight, especially around your lower abdomen, it can seem that your penis has gotten smaller. 

However, this isn’t really the case. As you gain weight, the fat will build up around your lower abdomen, specifically around the base of your penis. In reality, your penis is not getting any smaller but instead getting hidden under a layer of fat. 

The only real way to fix this problem is to lose weight. Once you do that, you will find that the original size and shape of your penis will return. However, there are some conditions in which your penis can indeed shrink. 

For example, hormonal imbalances play a large role in this problem. As a man gets older, he will start to lose a certain percentage of testosterone every year. The less testosterone you have, the more problems you will have with your penis. 

You might start to suffer from erectile dysfunction, you may have a lower sex drive than usual, and your penis may seem smaller than usual. Testosterone is important for basic male sexual health. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should consider talking to your doctor. 

The Details

If you are suffering from low levels of testosterone, you can consider testosterone replacement therapy to help you with this problem. If you have recently had prostate surgery, especially radical prostate surgery, you may have also experienced some penis shrinkage. 

Penis shrinkage is a surprisingly common side effect after going through this kind of surgery. Interestingly, scientists are not sure why this happens. However, it may have to do with the removal of part of the urethral tube which, of course, is connected to the penis. 

By removing this part of the urethra, it may cause the penis to get slightly shorter. Some medications may also cause the penis to shrink slightly. This is especially true for medications such as antidepressants. 

It is believed that these drugs may sometimes cause penis shrinkage due to the way they affect the body’s hormones. Besides penis shrinkage, you may also feel a lack of sexual drive and you may have a difficult time getting an erection. So, if you are suffering from penis shrinkage, what can you do to fix it?

How to Fix Penis Shrinkage

To fix this issue, you will have to find out what’s causing it. For example, if you have gained weight and find that your penis seems smaller than usual, a quick fix is to lose weight, especially around your lower abdomen. Once you do that, your penis should go back to its normal size. 

If your penis shrinkage is due to a medical issue, then it is important to go to a doctor and find out more about it. If it is due to a hormonal imbalance or other medical condition, your doctor may prescribe you hormonal supplements or a particular therapy to help you. However, what should you do if your penis shrinkage doesn’t seem to be caused by anything in particular?

Some men may experience a certain degree of penis shrinkage as they age. Some men believe that there isn’t anything they can do about a small penis, but this isn’t quite true. There are certain exercises that may be able to help you achieve a more favorable penis size. 

What You Need to Know

While there are several different types of exercises you can try, one of the most popular is known as strooming. This essentially involves stretching the penis manually. Keep in mind that it isn’t an instant fix and requires plenty of time and patience before you can expect to see any results. 

To try this exercise, be sure to use some kind of lotion or oil so that you don’t cause unnecessary friction or damage. If you do this exercise wrong or too aggressively, you could unintentionally injure your penis which, of course, would only make your issues worse. To stroom properly, gently grasp the head of your penis while it is flaccid. 

Then, pull it upwards until you feel a stretch (it should not be painful), and then hold it there for about 10 seconds. Then, do this same stretch to the left and right. Doing this routine about twice every day for several months should allow you to regain some of your penis length. 

All About Penis Shrinkage

Penis shrinkage is a problem that no man wants to deal with, but it is more common than you would expect. It happens for a variety of reasons and fortunately, there are several treatment options you can consider including hormone therapy, weight loss, and certain exercises. 

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