The best way to estimate the length of the penis is to stretch it out (measurement of the penis when flaccid). 5.24 - 6.0 inches is the average range. Various physical and social factors, such as race and ethnicity, influence the length of the penis. When the stretched penis length is less than 2.5 standard deviations off the average in a given community, it is referred to as a micropenis or a small penis. Micropenis is a sporadic condition that is usually discovered at a young age. Hormone secretion-related disorders can cause it. Hormone therapy, both local and systemic, and surgical options are used to treat small penis.
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Has my penis shrunk due to the use of hair transplant medications?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old. For the last four years, I have noticed that my penis has shrunk by about 1.5 cm after I started using pills after a hair transplant. For two years, I have had erectile dysfunction. Previously I have used antibiotics for COVID-19, viral, and bacterial infections. My ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Hair transplant medications can shrink the penis, which cannot be reversed, and your penis will remain smaller. The elevated prolactin levels also indicate that hormonal changes in your body leading to shrinkage. Do you still take the medic... Read Full »
I am getting married soon, but I am worried because I have a small penis. What problems can I have while having sex for the first time?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I am getting married shortly, but I am unsure of whom to ask these questions because I am feeling shy. As my sex organ is small, I sometimes wonder if this size is appropriate for a healthy sex life. My organ is intact and covered, but a friend of mine said tha... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. In sex, size will not really play a big impact. There is no need to worry about penis size if your erection is normal. If the foreskin does not freely move over the tip of the penis, this might be related to phimosi... Read Full »
I am depressed because I have a very small penis size. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I have a very small penis around 12 cm. I feel very depressed because of this. How can I cope with depression?Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The size, and thickness of the penis never matter in sexual intercourse. Love and passion matter and determines sexual pleasure. Usually, in flaccid conditions, the size will be less than 2 inches. The average siz... Read Full »
I have a soft and a small penis. What could be the reason?
Query: Hi doctor, My penis is small, and it is not hard. What can I do about this? Kindly suggest me a solution for this problem. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. The average length of a penis varies from 2.5 to 4 inches in the flaccid state and 4.5 to 6.5 inches in the erect state with a 1-inch diameter. A few studies recommended that treatment should be considered if the l... Read Full »
My penis is small, and I am already finished with puberty. What should I do to make it bigger?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 18-year-old, and I have got a question. My penis is tiny; what do I do about it? I have not seen growth, and I am nearly finished with puberty. It is embarrassing, and I wondered what to do to make it bigger? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The average length of the penis varies from 2.5 to 4 inches in the flaccid state and 4.5 to 6.5 inches in an erect state with a one-inch diameter. Studies recommended flaccid penis length of less than 1.6 inches or an erect penis of less than three inches should be cons... Read Full »
I have been masturbating for the last eight years, and now my penis is not erect when aroused. Is it related?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old with a height of 172 cm and a weight of 55 kg. I have had a bad habit of masturbation once a day for the last eight years. My bones feel weak, and I think my penis is small and crooked. My penis is not hard and straight when I am aroused. The sperm is watery, and my s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Masturbation is a normal, natural practice done by all individuals. It does not have any harmful effects on health or sexual organs. The problems you are facing are due to nutritional deficiency, stress, and guilt of masturbation. Therefore, I recommend you not to worr... Read Full »
I am 28 years old and have premature ejaculation. Why do I feel lethargic all the time?
Query: Hello doctor, I have erection weakness and a small penis. I also have premature ejaculation. I am 28 years old, and I feel very lethargic. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your situation and how difficult it is for you. The cause is most likely masturbation or frequent night falls, even when you have reduced the frequency. It feels like a lack of testosterone, but it is the distortion of the sexual arousal cascade in almos... Read Full »
I have a small penis. How can I increase my penis length naturally?
Query: Hello doctor,I have a small penis. It looks similar to that of a child. So how can I make my penis long naturally?Please help.Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The size, thickness, and hardness of the penis never matter in sexual intercourse. Love and passion matter and determines sexual pleasure. Usually, the size will be less than 2 inches in flaccid conditions. The average... Read Full »
I have never masturbated before, and now I feel my penis is smaller than my male peers. Is it because of refraining from masturbation?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, circumcised, and slightly overweight, but with no known health problems. Growing up, I was instructed not to masturbate nor touch my penis other than briefly wash it. I have been quite proud that I have never masturbated though I have been tempt... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. First, masturbation is a safe habit; it is normal to masturbate once or twice a week. Even it is normal if anyone masturbates daily. Size has no role in sexual pleasure. If your erection is normal, then there is no... Read Full »
I have small penis and I ejaculate early during sex. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24-year-old male with a weight of 65 kg and a height of 5'8''. Currently, I am facing a problem of early ejaculation during sex. And also, I do not have a big penis. Apart from these, I do not have any medical-related issues.So I have the following questions,How can I delay my ej... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The average length of a flaccid penis is about 8 cm. Drugs like Tadalafil are available to achieve a full erection in a partially erected penis. But its long-term consumption is not advisable. No drug can erect a penis. The above-mentioned drug can help in achieving ... Read Full »