How is micropenis diagnosed?

Micropenis is diagnosed through a physical examination. Usually found in infancy or young childhood, micropenis is diagnosed through measurement of penile length.

Chances for treatment of micropenis are greater if it is diagnosed in infancy. The doctor can diagnose a true micropenis by fully stretching the penis and measuring with ruler, caliper or modified 10 ml disposable syringe. The number is compared to the normal size range of the boy’s age.

A diagnostic workup follows to determine what kind of treatment should be used to stimulate penis growth.

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