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Can a penis get smaller permanently?

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Updated January 05, 2007

Question: Can a penis get smaller permanently?
Answer: Yes. The penis may get smaller in old age. There is also evidence that long periods of impotence can also result in some loss of size. When someone is overweight or obese the penis can appear to get smaller and look as though it has shrunk. Usually when weight is lost the penis size will return to its previous size.

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