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Micropenis

(9 Posts)
wickedfairy Sun 19-Mar-17 18:21:24

Hi,

Am not sure if one of my sons has a micropenis, or if he is just a little on the small side. He is quite big physically for his age(10), but his privates look petite. I am really not sure (he has not started puberty yet, but it must be imminent). If he did, would it have been noticed at birth/baby checks?

I am asking because apparently there is treatment which needs to be given at puberty, hence the question now. He has never mentioned it himself.

Thanks in advance for any advice - I wouldn't like to just take him to the doctor and alert him to anything/give him a complex, in case there is nothing wrong.

MichaelSheensNextDW Sun 19-Mar-17 19:12:51

Take him to the GP but tell them why you're there before he comes in?

MollyHuaCha Tue 21-Mar-17 14:30:17

Wouldn't it have been spotted in check ups when he was a baby?

wickedfairy Wed 22-Mar-17 21:36:42

I suppose it would have, now you mention it! No one said anything - maybe it's fine, just a bit on the smaller side. Or maybe it's perfectly normal - I've never had the opportunity or inclination to ever pay attention before, I just happened to notice it the other day when he was in the bath, chatting to me!

Hmm. Maybe I'll just leave things be... thank you

Bluntness100 Wed 22-Mar-17 21:40:29

Is he your oldest son? When you say small, what are you comparing it to, a grown mans?

Beachedwh4le Wed 22-Mar-17 21:42:08

Where to start.

StillMedusa Wed 22-Mar-17 21:42:12

Boys vary massively at that age (Disclaimer..I work in a special school and spend a lot of time doing personal care) and there are ten year olds with whoppers and ten year olds with tiny ones. But generally a couple of years later, the tinies have caught up!
Micropenis is quite rare and it is unlikely it wouldn't have been noted before now. I really wouldn't worry!

wickedfairy Fri 24-Mar-17 19:23:05

Thanks all, will leave things be!

wineusuallyhelps Fri 24-Mar-17 19:27:54

I can confirm that at this age, the appendage concerned can suddenly grow at a surprising rate!

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