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Penis Enlargement

Penis Enlargement

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Penile growth and development is a complex process regulated by genes, hormones, and environmental factors. 

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Penile size differs between men of different ethnic backgrounds and large studies of penis girth and length have been conducted by condom manufacturers. What many men perceive as a short penis actually falls into normal range size. Based on many published charts, scientific articles, and self reported web based surveys, 95 % of Caucasian men will fall into one of the following categories of size:

  • Average length of flaccid penis is between 3.4 inches and 3.7 inches (8.6 cm and 9.3 cm)
  • Average length of erect penis is between 5.1 inches and 5.7 inches (12.9 cm and 14.5 cm)
  • Average circumference of an erect penis is between 3.5 inches and 3.9 inches (8.8 cm and 10.0 cm)

Penis size is an important issue for many men and men of all ages are concerned about length and thickness of their penises.  As with any health concern, men who are worried about their penis size should consult with a urologist trained in sexual medicine.

Penis Enlargement - Risks & Causes

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Men who are concerned about penile size should see a urologist specializing in sexual medicine.

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Penis Enlargement - Symptoms & Evaluation

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Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about the size of your penis. A full genital exam may be able to determine any medical issues affecting penis size.

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Penis Enlargement - Treatment Options

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There are no safe and effective ways to surgically elongate the male penis.

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Physicians & Faculty

Dr. Peter N. Schlegel, MD, FACS | Cornell Urology

Peter N. Schlegel

M.D., F.A.C.S.

212.746.5491
212.746.5491
Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Medicaid, Medicare, Rockefeller University-CoreSource
The LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery
Dr. Marc Goldstein, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Weill Cornell Medicine

Marc Goldstein

M.D., F.A.C.S.

212.746.5470
212.746.5470
Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Medicaid, Medicare, Rockefeller University-CoreSource
Brady Urologic Health Center
Dr.  Darius Paduch, M.D., Ph.D.

Darius A. Paduch

M.D., Ph.D.

212.746.5309
212.746.5309
AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Medicaid, Rockefeller University-CoreSource
The LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery
Dr. James A. Kashanian, M.D.

James A. Kashanian

M.D.

212.746.5309
212.746.5309
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Affinity Access, Affinity Essential, Affinity Health Plan, Blue Priority Network, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS Pathway X, EBCBS Pathway X Enhanced, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Emblem Select Care, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Fidelis Care, GHI, Health First, Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP), Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid], Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare], Medicaid, Medicare, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Medicare], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], Rockefeller University-CoreSource, UHC Community Plan - Essential Plan, UHC Community Plan - Medicaid Plan, UHC Compass, UHC Compass-HMO, UHC Medicare, United Empire Plan, United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
The LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery

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