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Shrinkage

Hey Guys.....I am not going to be on here much during the holidays but I did want to throw this out there and get some feedback, has anybody experienced any dick shrinkage since you have been diagnosed. I myself have but not all the time, sometimes my dick shrinks so much its almost like I am uncut. I have been wanting to ask my doctor about this but I chicken out....thanks

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Penile shrinkage is a well-known side effect of surgery. When penile tissue is no longer innervated or oxygenated, it atrophies. Try pumping everyday to maintain blood flow.

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Yesm just as Tall Allen says, it's part and parcel of post RP. Most helpful the pump and staying 'active' to maintain blood flow.

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You can extend Tall_Allen's comments to include the effects of some radiation treatments. When a gland that was formerly the size of a golf ball is shrunk to resemble a mini-marshmallow you get the same reduction in length of the urethra. Plus the atrophy effects of disuse.

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It happened with me and I didn't have prostate cancer surgery just ED. I had a healthy 6" before. After my implant I have about 4.5. Doc said the longer you go with ED the more shrinkage you will have. Wish someone had told me that years ago. I would've had the implant when I still had my very average 6".

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Hormones cause shrinkage of testicles (and I assume penis) as well. Yeah, exercise that "muscle" and see if it improves the situation. With hormones and zero sex drive and few willing partners...so it goes.

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No surgery but Injections of Firmagon and Lupron = shrinking testicles. Conflicting info from docs whether they will ever return to pre ADT size. Just one more thing to struggle with.

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