Small Penis In Children Aged 6 Years?
Good evening, doctor … our son, 6 years, 8 months has indicated a small penis. What I want to ask is which specialist doctor should we visit? Please recommend a doctor / hospital that can handle genital abnormalities in children. Thank you, HealthReplies.com team
Thank you for the question.
Need to be clarified, how did you find out your child's penis is small? Has it been checked by a doctor and declared his penis is indeed small? What is the exact size of your child's penis?
A boy is said to have micropenis if the length of his penis is less than 0.75 inches when stretched slowly. Most often, this condition occurs due to hormonal abnormalities, such as due to disorders of the adrenal gland, thyroid gland, pituitary gland, or also the hypothalamus gland in the brain. In some cases, overweight children can have a large amount of fat mass in the lower abdomen, around the genitals, and upper thighs, which makes the penis appear small. This should not be confused with diagnosing having a micropenis. Therefore, the micropenis diagnosis should only be made by a doctor who examines the child directly.
If your child has been seen by a doctor and found to have micropenis, then you need to be examined further by a pediatrician. If necessary, the doctor will direct you to have your child consult a urology or endocrinologist pediatrician for further treatment. Depending on the clinical symptoms, the child's age, severity, and your child's general health condition, this micropenis may later be treated with hormone therapy or even surgery.
In a free forum like this, it is unethical that we directly recommend the name of the doctor or hospital you can visit in relation to your child's condition. However, you can use the doctor search forum on our website to get easier information regarding this matter.
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