MAN claims his penis has shrunk an inch and a half from Covid, and doctors say it cannot be fixed.
The anonymous man said the lasting effect of the virus damaged his self-confidence.
Before, the American in his thirties had said that his penis was above average size.
Urologists say that “Covid d * ck” is a real phenomenon, whereby the penis may shrink in size due to damage to the blood vessels.
For example, a 3,400-person study led by University College London found that out of 200 reported long symptoms of Covid, a smaller penis was one of the rarest.
Calling the ‘How To’ podcast, the man said, “I’m a straight man in my thirties. In July of last year, I contracted Covid and was very ill.
“When I was released from the hospital, I had problems with erectile dysfunction. These gradually improved with some medical attention, but it looks like I end up with a lasting problem.
“My penis has shrunk. Before I got sick I was above average, not huge, but definitely fatter than normal. Now I have lost about an inch and a half and have become significantly below average.
“It’s apparently due to vascular damage, and my doctors seem to think it’s probably permanent.
“It shouldn’t really matter, but it had a profound impact on my self-confidence in my abilities in bed.”
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Ashley Winter MD, urologist in Portland, US, and associate at Kaiser Permanente, explained that penile shrinkage after Covid is a domino effect of erectile dysfunction.
She told the podcast: “It is true that erectile dysfunction causes shortening.
“You have that period of time where the penis doesn’t stretch, where there’s not, you know, all that full blood in it, and that can lead to scarring and shortening of the penis.
“And that’s probably what you know your interviewer is referring to now.”
Men are only at risk of having a small todger if the cause of their erectile dysfunction is physical, Dr Winter explained, such as cancer.
The psychological causes of erectile dysfunction, such as anxiety about sexual performance or depression, are not related to a shrinking penis.
Evidence shows that the virus can enter – and therefore likely cause damage – to blood vessels in the penis.
However, Covid is not sexually transmitted.
The length of the penis does not define someone. And the vast majority of the time, dissatisfaction with the length of the penis is truly self-sufficient.
Ashley Winter MDurologist and doctor of sexual medicine
Dr Winter said that when Covid enters the endothelial cells of blood vessels found in the penis, it can prevent proper blood flow. This prevents it from hardening as effectively.
The doctor referred to a study in which urologists found particles of coronavirus in the penises of two men with erectile dysfunction after fully recovering from the infection.
Both men had “normal erectile function” before contracting Covid, according to results published in the World Journal of Men’s Health.
But seven to nine months after their infections, they requested penile implant surgeries.
University College London conducted a study on the long symptoms of Covid, identifying 203 symptoms in patients from 56 countries.
Almost five percent of men have experienced a “decrease in testicular / penis size,” according to results published in Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine.
About 15 percent of the men reported sexual dysfunction.
Is there hope?
The poor guy who wrote on the podcast was desperate for advice on his unfortunate problem.
Fortunately, experts said that all hope is not lost as there are treatments for erectile dysfunction and its side effects.
Stretching the penis using exercises or devices are commonly used as a treatment for people with short stature, either naturally or due to illness.
One example is a vacuum pump – a tube that fits over the penis and pumps air, causing increased blood flow to the organ.
Dr Winter said that these types of therapies are given to men during their erectile dysfunction phase to prevent lasting damage.
His other advice to the appellant was to find a way to come to terms with his new penis size.
She said, “The length of the penis does not define someone. And the vast majority of the time, dissatisfaction with penile length is really driven by the individual, not the partner. “
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