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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes penile shrinkage?

im a healthy 24 year old male who has recently over the past year or so started noticing that my penis seemed to be shrinking. I used to be 7.5-8 long and 5.5 in girth but, about 8 months ago began to try some new things with a girl i had been seeing (including using cock rings, penis rings, anal play, and sometimes things would get a bit rough down there) and started to notice that my penis seemed to be smaller when flaccid and my erections were much less potent. i was on psych meds at the time and wrote the issues off as being related to them, but recently ive been able to go off all medication, and upon re-measurement i only dial in at 6.5-7 long and 5 in girth and cant maintain an erection unless being stimulated and even then they arent as potent. before i used to stand long and strong for hours...and im only 24. i just got into a new relationship with a girl that is very important to me, weve had sex once and i encountered the same issues with trouble maintaining a strong erection, and i know women....this is a huge problem for her and she just doesnt want to tell me. im extremely worried i may have damaged a ligament, vessel, or muscle down there. i noticed an enlarged vein on the right side that i dont remember being there before, but when i went to the dr to get examined he told me it was perfectly normal. its never been there before and its perfectly normal? i was entirely honest about my recent sexual experiences, he assured me there was no visible damage, no scar tissue, and given the results of a urinalysis no sign of urinary tract infection. i was referred to a urologist but have yet to receive a call back to set my appointment. coming from being an incredibly sexually healthy young man to this in just the past year is absolutely devastating. i was ALWAYS VERY proud of my size and performance in the bedroom and self conscious? ive tried kegel exercises the past two days and even in the past two days ive been able to hold an erection longer but the length and girth just arent anywhere near the same. someone please provide me with some insight to the problem... also experiencing weaker ejaculation. is it possible that in the 8 months i was not sexually active that im just not in great sexual health? regardless i dont understand how being celibate for only 8 months could cause something like shrinkage, weak erections, weak ejaculation etc... this is all i can think about its starting to affect my job and my insecurities are affecting my relationship. ive read that none of the enhacement pills on the market work, the extender devices have some research to back them but i need something to happen like RIGHT NOW...i cant live like this...plz help!
Wed, 4 Nov 2015
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Psychologist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

I went through your details. You don't have to worry much about this issue mainly because penis, cannot decrease in its size, length and girth. There is no physiological or organic possibility of such an eventuality. But, yes. There is a possibility of shrinking of penis because of atmospheric heat, general debility, stress and anxiety, physical ailments and hormonal issues. But these problems can shrink the penis for some days together and when you regain your self, the penis will cone back to its original size. I also would like to point out the shrinkage due to age. when you get older, penis, naturally, will shrink by around some centimeters. That may not be the case now. The vein you see is also normal. The veins on the penis can increase in size due to the same circumstances stated above.

In my opinion, you are just obsessing with this thought because there is no factor as such. You have been given with blessing with such a huge penis size. Therefore, please do not obsess and be worried about possible negatives. Enjoy your sexual life.I suggest you to consult a sexologist to have more information and clarifications.

If you require more of my help in this aspect, please use this URL. Make sure that you include every minute detail possible.

Hope this answers your query. Further clarifications are welcome.
Good luck. Take care.
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