hi, so i'm an 18 year old male and my penis has not grown significantly, i got a testosterone test and they found that my testosterone is extremely low, when they put me on testosterone is it likely to grow?
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Men's Health Support Group.
Hi, it’s natural to be curious about size and how your penis will stack up. But the bottom line is that size doesn’t matter; function does.
You asked a very good question. Testosterone can increase the size of the penis before and during puberty. But the exact timing of puberty differs for each person. As puberty ends, penis growth slows and stops. Just as when penis growth begins, there is no specific age at which penis growth stops. However, generally speaking, by the age of 18 to 19, little additional growth can be expected.
That said, testosterone therapy is approved for the treatment of delayed male puberty. Adolescent boys with too little testosterone may not experience normal masculinization. For example, the genitals may not enlarge, facial and body hair may be scant and the voice may not deepen. If this is your case and testosterone deficiency is the underlying cause, when they put you on testosterone it may be effective at encouraging catch-up growth.
Please ask your health care provider for tailored information specific to your case about any of your concerns. They will know your medical history and should be able to give you a more accurate answer. Concern that their penis is too small is common among men, despite the fact that the vast majority of their partners report being satisfied. In the end penis size is not a measurement of one's masculinity or virility. Again, it’s its function, not its size, that matters.