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Shrinking penis after surgery and radiation

Prostate Cancer | Last Active: Sep 11, 2022 | Replies (38)

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@jakedduck1

@songwriterdanny
Prostate surgery can cause the side effect of penis shrinkage. Your exercises weren’t the reason your penis increased in size. It should return to the size it was on its own.
The penis has a couple cylinder-shaped chambers that fill with blood which causes an erection. No muscles in it.
Take care,
Jake

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Replies to "@songwriterdanny Prostate surgery can cause the side effect of penis shrinkage. Your exercises weren’t the reason..."

Hey Jake, you're right that after prostate removal penile shortening often reverses on its own within 6 to 12 months.

@songwriterdanny, kudos on using exercising during your recovery and for your health. Experts aren’t sure why the penis shortens after prostatectomy. One possible cause is abnormal muscle contractions in a man’s groin that pull the penis farther into their body. Perhaps exercising has helped release groin muscle contraction. I couldn't say. But what I do know is that exercise is good for you. What type of activity to like the best?