Avatar universal

14 yr old son thinks he has a rare penis disease ?

My son approaced me saying that he feels he might have a penis disease. I asked him to be specific and he told me that he saw an article online about a mexican man who has a rare disease which caused his penis to grow to 19 inches long. I told him not to worry about it, but he has been insistent that his genital growth is abnormal. He's now telling me that he measured his flaccid length at almost 8 inches long and that it's getting to the point that he's struggling to maintain erections. I somehow doubt the story he read but is it possible he could be experiencing some kind of growth disorder?
2 Responses
20620809 tn?1504362969
Sounds like a 14 year old messing with mom.  Ignore it. Some guys do measure themselves I guess. But maybe throw him into some activities to keep him less available for foolhardy free time.  He gets a regular check up every year?  They check the testicles and penis on those visits very briefly but enough to see if he has a RARE penis disease causing his penis to grow 19 inches.  Seriously, ignore it or threaten to take him to the emergency room to see his reaction.
Avatar universal
He might just be big for his age. Big penises need more blood and there are adults who have trouble getting hard over 8 inches. It doesn't sound like a disease.
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Men's Health Community

Top Men's Health Answerers
1622896 tn?1562364967
London, United Kingdom
139792 tn?1498585650
Indore, India
11369760 tn?1449504372
Southwest , MI
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
STDs can't be transmitted by casual contact, like hugging or touching.
Syphilis is an STD that is transmitted by oral, genital and anal sex.
Discharge often isn't normal, and could mean an infection or an STD.
Chlamydia, an STI, often has no symptoms, but must be treated.
Bumps in the genital area might be STDs, but are usually not serious.
Get the facts about this disease that affects more than 240,000 men each year.