Our expert says:
No, the penis doesn't actually shrink in size. Diabetes may be associated with damage to blood vessels (of which there are many in the penis) and therefore if there is such damage it may appear smaller when erect because not all of the tissue is able to fill with blood as it once did. This can be treated with one of the pharmaceutical agents on the market like Viagra, Levitra & Cialis. Another possible reason for the appearance of shrinkage, is that if the diabetic person is overweight, then the flesh around the pelvic area and base of the penis is greater and this makes the penis look shorter. In this case the best option would obviously be to loose weight, and in extreme cases liposuction may be helpful. There are no effective treatments to increase penis size, other than those which address the reasons for it looking smaller (i.e. blood vessels damaged or overweight).
Claire - SASHA
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