Thai doctor tells Covid-infected men not to fear shrinking penis

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A urological surgeon from Thailand insists there is no hard evidence to suggest a man’s penis will shrink if he gets Covid-19 despite claims to the contrary.

Dr Nantawat Siritanan, from Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital, located in Khan Na Yao District, Bangkok, told men not to waste time worrying whether their manhood will shrivel if they catch the coronavirus.

Nantawat was responding to a claim made yesterday by Pakphum Dejhassadin, a medical technician better known as Mor Lab Panda.

Pakphum wrote on Facebook he’s discovered a report stating that men in the US who contracted Covid had noticed their penises had shrunk by one to one-and-a-half inches. He added that coronavirus infection could also cause erectile dysfunction by causing the male sex organ to blood clot, and with a reduced blood flow the penis could fail to reach its fully erect state

The Facebook post received more than 36,000 reactions, over 46,000 comments and was shared over 27,000 times.

Nantawat said it was theoretically possible that Covid could cause male sex organ inflammation, resulting in blood clotting. But he added that there were very few of cases throughout the world and there was no hard proof Covid caused a penis to shrink.

The urologist reckons the majority of the virus-infected patients were just paranoid.

Nantawat said there are other reasons or causes for a penis to shrink, such as age, obesity, or even Peyronie’s Disease.

Peyronie’s disease is a minor injury to the penis. The injury is often caused by vigorous sex, such as bending the penis during penetration or pressure from a partner’s pubic bone, though it can also be caused by sports or other accidents.

Nantawat says men should make an appointment with a urologist or erectile dysfunction expert before jumping to any Covid-shortened-my-penis conclusion.

SOURCE: Nation

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