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small penis

Okay I know this might sound a little strange but my husband and I have noticed that our son who is 3 seems to have a much smaller penis than other boys his age and even younger.  We know this b/c we do church nursary and have noticed while taking children to the bathroom and changing diapers.  When they did his circumcision it grew back improperly then they had to pull the skin back and pratically rip the skin and it grew back a second time despite our efforts to keep this from happening.  He has developed mentally far beyond his age as he know his alpahbet, can count in english and spanish, know what each letter looks like and can write most of them, he also knows his opposites and how to rhyme.  Physically he developed well with good motor skills, walked at 11 months and talked early.  He was born almost 10 lbs and has always been 95th%.  Is this something I sholuld be worried about or is this something that will develop at its own pace?  I dont want it to be a problem later in life and if something needs to be done i want it taken care of before he gets any older.  Thanks
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Some males just have small penis's. It isn't like they come in a "one-size" fits all. I think if you draw attention to it then he will think it is abnormal, where as it may be perfectly normal, just smaller, not wrong though.
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well i know some are larger than others but it's probably like one inch. The other children i am talking about are probably twice the size.  
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Just a thought, do not know the truth behind it though, but if you are comparing your son to an uncircumcised boy, then it is possible that the other boy's may appear bigger because it has more skin on the end.
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There is a diagnosis of micropenis which sound so unfair to label it as such but this can be related to a few endocrine issues. Firstly the penis develops from signals from the pituitary in utero and the testes descend from similar signals. The newborn with a small penis needs to be evaluated more than for future concerns but for pituitary concerns-not always the first thing we think of. Also the adrenal glands make certain hormones and these contribute to the development of the genitalia, an overproduction or underproduction of these hormones can lead to problems with genitalia development.
I would talk with your pediatrician, if they are in any doubt they can refer you to either a pediatric endocrinologist and or a urologist to assess. It is not necessarily about the size of the penis but rather what it could be signalling to us to look into.
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thank you
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I am also worried about my 11 yr old.  He has always had pain that comes and goes with his penis.  A visit to Urologist came up empty and peditrician empty - they say he is fine.  But, he is not - the pain comes and goes and he is noticibly under developed for an 11 yr. old.  I there something physically like a blockage issue to look for and I will discuss pituitary problems.  He has some hair development and testicles are apparently fine - there is however, no change is the size of his penis....as with this mother - I would rather find answer now rather than in he later years.
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This is an issues that you should look at... I am 46 yrs and had the same problem like your child when I between 11 - 15 yrs old.  I was havig pain as if my penis would like to develop there was a feeling like there is something physically like a blockage tissue. My parents ignored it and thinking that everything will be okay when I grow up. At this my penis size never  change... I haven't been ableto hold a relationship  most weman run away after our first intercourse.  I have no confidence as other male. My advice to you ito start to take care of it now than later....
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