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What is the solution for small penis size and excess foreskin?


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Published At July 8, 2023
Reviewed AtJanuary 17, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am single. I hope I do not have any problems with my penis, but unfortunately, my penis size is very small. Additionally, my foreskin appears to be excessive, making it difficult for me to retract the penis tip unless I am fully erect. In the past few months, I have been unable to masturbate myself, whereas before, I could do it once a week. I have never engaged in sexual activity with anyone. I am currently unsure if I will be able to engage in sexual intercourse with a partner.

Please provide suggestions on possible solutions, and I am feeling anxious about where I can seek treatment.

Thanking you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query and understand your concern.

Your concerns may be related to stress or anxiety, so it is important to relax and exercise regularly. Taking any medication or nutritional supplements regularly might have side effects that contribute to the issue. If the head of your penis comes out during an erection, there is typically no problem. Penis size can only be increased if there is low testosterone. On average, the size of a penis varies from 3.5 inches to 5.5 inches when erect. If your penis falls within this range, there is no need to worry. However, if your penis is smaller, you can consider doing hormone tests. It is worth noting that pornographic films often depict larger penises through the use of harmful methods like drug injections, leading to misconceptions about penis size. In overweight individuals, an inch or more of the penis may be hidden under belly fat, so exercise can be helpful.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Purushottam Sah
Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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