How Do You Know If A Child Has Micropenis?
MlmDok, I have an 8 year old sister from the age of 2 years old the child has a penis size of about 2 cm after getting older and her body is getting fat the size is still the same 2cm, does my sister have a penis disorder or called micropenis? Because from the doctors I met who were not experts in their fields, they only told me to wait for their 10-year-old children to see their development?
Hello Yuzu, thank you for using HealthReplies.com.
Micropenis (small penis) is a condition where the length of the penis is between -2.5 standard deviations from its normal size according to its age. This can be caused by a decrease in the production of prenatal androgen (testosterone) hormones, testicles (testicles) that are not well developed, disruption of testosterone production or disruption of the testosterone receptors.
Micropenis treatment depends on the cause. Don't worry, not all small penises are indicated with hormonal therapy immediately. The first step to determine which penis is really small is to measure the penis in the right way. Therefore, I suggest that you check your younger sibling to a pediatrician so that a thorough examination can be carried out, such as questions and answers, physical examination of genital devices, and supporting examinations if necessary, so that treatment can be given according to your child's diagnosis.
The things that can be done now are:
Make sure your sister gets balanced nutrition
Maintain ideal body weight, prevent obesity, to eliminate distended stomach. Fat deposits can make the penis 'embedded' so that it looks shorter
Maintain the cleanliness of your child's genital devices
Such information that I can provide, hopefully can help you.