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I had my cancerous prostate removed. After the surgery my…

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I had my cancerous prostate removed. After the surgery my penis does not hang down like before. When I sit it disappears inside of me. What could be causing this?

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Are you overweight?

Do you have excess pad of fat in the lower abdomen?

What is your age?

When were you operated?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I weigh the same as before the operation. The difference was immediately seen after the operation. I am now 77 years old. Operation was about 6 years ago.
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Any comments?
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Will he call later?
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 10 months ago

You should get the hormonal evaluation especially the testosterone. A low testosterone may be likely responsible for your manifestations. You also need a colored doppler study of the penis. It will tell about the blood flow to penis tissue.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Doctor: Ross, Doctor replied 10 months ago
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hello Dr Ross IM a urologist, this occurs after the surgery due to some contraction of tissue after surgery. Its good to use a vacuum device initially for penile rehab. there is so edema thayt makes the fat pad move slightly. you do not want to worry about testosterone that is what makes prostate cancer grow that was not affected by the surgery. It is known the penis does shrink by about a cm after that surgery

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Doctor: Ross, Doctor replied 10 months ago

I hope that help we all loose abdominal tone as we age if you lay down flat you see the real length of the penis from you pubic bone is about the same

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Doctor: Ross, Doctor replied 10 months ago

sorry im not hooked up for calls , just started doing this a month ago urologist 30 years, trying to slow down, rating appreciated thank you

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