Category: Weird Articles
Published on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:00
Apparently, it is possible for your manhood to be too big. A 17-year-old has undergone the world's first penis reduction surgery as his penis grew so large to the point that he was unable to have sex.
The American teenager personally requested for the surgery after his penis got too big, restricting his ability to have sex and play competitive sports.
The boy's surgeons were shocked when he approached them complaining that his penis was too big, but they were in for an even bigger shock when they inspected his penis.
When flaccid, it measured almost seven inches in length and had a circumference of 10 inches, which is around the size of a grapefruit. The surgeons described it as being shaped like an American football.
“There comes a time in every urologist's career that a patient makes a request so rare and impossible to comprehend that all training breaks down and leaves the physician speechless,” remarked Dr. Rafael Carrion, a urologist at the University of South Florida and the surgeon who treated the unnamed teenager. “That question was 'can you make my penis smaller?'”
The teenager had suffered from several bouts of priapism - an unwanted erection, due to having a condition in which abnormally-shaped blood cells block vessels in the penis, causing it to swell.
These episodes had left his penis bloated and misshapen.
He said he was unable to have sex or play competitive sport, had difficulty wearing his pants due to his 'large and heavy phallus', and was embarrassed by how visible it appeared underneath regular clothing.
His penis was so large that it did not grow when he had erections, it merely became stiffer.
“His penis had inflated like a balloon,” said Dr Carrion. “It sounds like a man's dream - a tremendously inflated phallus - but unfortunately although it was a generous length, it's girth was just massive, especially around the middle.”
Dr. Carrion and his medical team did some research but could not find any similar results and were at a lost as to what to do.
“Lord knows there's a global race on how to make it longer and thicker in plastic surgery circles, but very little on how to make it smaller,” he joked.
In the end, they decided to go with a surgical technique normally used to treat Peyronie's disease, a condition where scar tissue develops along the penis, causing it to bend. The surgeons sliced along an old circumcision scar, unwrapped the skin of the penis, and cut out two segments of tissue from either side.
“It was a bit like having two side tummy-tucks - that's how we explained it to him,” said Dr Carrion.
The doctors were able to successfully bypass all the nerves that provide sensation and the urethra, which is the tube which carries urine through the penis.
After the surgery, the teenager only spent two more days recovering in the hospital before returning home, ecstatic with his reduced penis size.
The doctors did not take final measurements of the penis, but according to Dr. Carrion, the result was “generous”.
“It's slightly longer and slightly thicker than the average male, but now it looks symmetrical, and the patient was very satisfied,” he said.
The teen now has no problem having normal erections and has full sensation.
“It looks cosmetically appealing, and he said it was a life-changing event, he's all smiles,” said Carrion.
Since the paper describing the surgery was published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Dr Carrion has only had one person approach him to request the same surgery.
“This [second] man seems to have a naturally large penis, because there's nothing unusual in his medical history, so it doesn't seem like there's any real abnormality in this case,” he recalled.
Whereas the first teenager had an obvious medical condition that needed treating because of its unusual shape and extraordinary girth, performing surgery on someone who is completely healthy but having difficulties with the size of his penis is another matter, said Dr Carrion.
“These are controversial waters we're stepping in,” he added. “Who is to judge what is a legitimate complaint and what isn't?”
“You don't normally have men complaining about this kind of thing. These are very unique cases.”
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