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Posted by: Martin | 2011-05-12

Penis growth in puberty and afterwards

Hi Doctor

As far as I understand, hormones are responsible for the growth of the penis during puberty. Which specific hormone causes penis growth - is it testosterone? Could you explain the process of how it causes the penis to grow? At what age does the penis stop growing? Would it be theoretically possible to use hormones to increase the length of the penis after puberty is complete, say, for example, when a man is in his twenties? Is it possible to insert hormones into the body to act specifically on the penis with minimal effects on anything else? Thank you.

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Martin

Penis growth is controlled by a several different hormones and genetic factors. Unfortunately, there is no spesific treatment for a "small penis". The penis will stop growing after puberty.

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