Hello! I am 18 years old. Frequent masturbation began at the age of 14. I feel impotent now. No morning and night. It is difficult to erect when stimulated, even if it is erected, less than half a minute, it immediately becomes weak. And now the penis also atrophied. It was 15 centimeters before erection, and now the erection is only 9 centimeters. Before it was 7 centimeters weaker, it is now 4 centimeters weaker.
What’s wrong with me? What should I do?
The reasons why penis is reduced in size, not so many as you might think. Here are common causes:
- Exposure to low temperatures.
- Atrophy of tissues.
- Decreased testosterone or prolactin levels.
- Age changes.
- Bad habits or taking certain drugs.
Unfortunately you didn’t tell much about yourself, except you age. Do you take any medications? Do you smoke? Do you have overweight? Did you experience any unusual symptoms lately? Here I will try to describe the most common causes in my practice:
One of the common causes of penis reduction is smoking. Reducing the speed and volume of blood flow is the most common cause of erectile dysfunction, and smoking in this case increases the risk of side effects. The same effect is due to the use of neuroleptics and some other drugs.
Atrophy of the penis (as you mentioned this word yourself) can occur with a decrease of testosterone or in connection with the aging process, but most often it is caused by diseases such as atherosclerosis of the penis vessels.
Erectile dysfunction affects the size of the penis – during an incomplete erection, the cavernous bodies of the penis are not sufficiently filled with blood, and penis doesn’t look “large” enough.
Depression, neuroses also affect sexual function in general.
I recommend that you visit an andrologist for testing for hormones, as well as a psychotherapist to cope with the stress caused by erectile dysfunction. Perhaps your condition is the result of a neurosis or depression that you originally had, and they could affect sexual function.
I wish you luck!