Well it's no horror movie plot, the reality is your penis really can shrink - by up to an inch, experts reckon. On average an erect penis measures about 5. But no matter where your member sits on the scale, there are a few factors that can cause it to drop a few sizes. Dr Richard Honaker, chief medical officer at Your Doctors Online warned exercise can make a bloke's todger shrink. The good news? The shrinking effect in this case, is only temporary - and so shouldn't put blokes off getting fitter and healthier.
Penis shrinkage, a side effect of prostate cancer surgery, is temporary
The length of your penis can decrease by up to an inch or so for various reasons. As you get older, your penis and testicles may get slightly smaller. One reason is the buildup of fatty deposits in your arteries reducing blood flow to your penis. This can cause withering of the muscle cells in the spongy tubes of erectile tissue inside your penis. The erectile tissue becomes engorged with blood to produce erections. Over time, scarring from repeated small injuries to your penis during sex or sports activities can cause scar tissue to build up. This buildup occurs in the formerly supple and elastic sheath that surrounds the spongy erectile tissues in your penis.
Penis Shrinkage & Masturbation – The FAQs You're Probably Afraid to Ask
The side effects of surgery for prostate cancer can be daunting—everything from erectile dysfunction to urinary incontinence. The good news is, the shrinkage is only temporary. The scientists measured the stretched penis length—a proxy of length when erect—of patients set to undergo a radical prostatectomy before, 10 days after, and then at 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months following the procedure.
Mark Forums Read. How do you shrink your penis? Is this even possible without surgery?