This is one scenario where bigger isn’t always better.
An unidentified 17-year-old teenager in Florida underwent what many believe to be the world’s first penis reduction. He received the procedure after his penis grew too large, making him unable to have sex or play competitive sports.
When flaccid, his penis measured 7-inches in length with a massive 10-inch circumference. That’s about the size of a grapefruit.
Surgeons described the boy’s penis as being shaped like a football.
The surgeon who treated the boy, Rafael Carrion, a urologist at the University of South Florida, told MailOnline:
‘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.
‘That question was “can you make my penis smaller?’
The teenager had suffered from multiple episodes 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.
The condition eventually caused his penis to become bloated and misshapen.
“His penis had inflated like a balloon. It sounds like a man’s dream — a tremendously inflated phallus — but unfortunately although it was a generous length, its girth was just massive, especially around the middle. It looked like an American football, ” said Dr. Carrion.
He said he was unable to have sex or play any sports because of the awkward size of his junk. He also had difficulty wearing his pants due to his ‘large and heavy phallus’, and was embarrassed because you could see his print all the time.
Doctors went in were successfully able to reduce the size of his penis using a new technique. He spent just two days in the hospital.
His penis is still “slightly longer and slightly thicker than the average male,” Dr. Carrion said, “but now it looks symmetrical, and the patient was very satisfied.” He reportedly now has no trouble having normal erections and experiencing full sensation.
Good for him.