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    What causes penis shrinkage in a diabetic patient?

Posted on Tue, 31 May 2016 in Diabetes
Question: Doctor. I am XXXX XXXXXXX , 1ge 49 years, I am having diabeties since more than 10 years and taking medicine and are in control. My penis size is geting reduced and i am thinking to have sex but due to size and no such strength i am unable , pl suggest.
Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You need evaluation for erectile dysfunction.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for choosing Healthcaremagic.
Noted your concern.

There is likely possibility of Diabetic erectile dysfunction in your case.
Uncontrolled blood sugar levels, blood pressure problem, dyslipidemia, smoking are aggravating factors.

Inability to hold erection is the initial symptom there after there may be progression to loss of erection.

It is due to combination of diabetic complications involving nerve supply (neuropathy) & blood vessels (vasculopathy).

After physical evaluation appropriate evaluation and treatment can be planned.
Better to consult diabetologist or endocrinologist for same.

Hope this helps you.

Dr Abhay Mali.

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