Whether Penis Size Can Determine The Danger Or Not When Circumcised?

night I have a child aged 6 years and my son is a boy and has a size P is very small whether it is dangerous when it will be circumcised

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Hello Surjana,


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Male penis size generally begins to grow rapidly at puberty, until normal size. Actually there is no specific standard that limits the size of a normal penis, but only based on the general population, which is 5-10 cm during relaxation, and 12-19 cm when erect (adult). In addition, there is a standard deviation of about 2.5 cm, which means that even if your child's penis size is 2.5 less than the normal size, it is still considered an individual variation. If the penis size is 2.5 cm below the normal size, it is included in the size of a small penis, or which in medical terms is called micropenis.


Micropenis can be caused by several things, one of which is a normal condition but in patients who have thick suprapubic fat, so the penis looks like it is embedded (small). Other conditions that can cause micropenises are hormonal disorders (testosterone deficiency or hormone receptor disorders), as well as other more complex disorders, such as kallman syndrome, klinefelter syndrome, or disorders of sex development.


Because your child is only 6 years old, it is natural to have a small penis size, and normally will develop at the age of 13-18 years, and will stop at the age of 21 or 22 years. Regarding the circumcision process, you do not need to worry because before a minor surgery is performed, the condition of your child will be evaluated first whether it is eligible for circumcision or not. If there are certain abnormalities, it will be advisable to consult a pediatrician or urologist so that proper treatment can be done.


You can also read articles from Indonesian pediatricians' association on micropenises at this link.


So, hopefully you can help.

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