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ADHD Medications May Shrink Penis Size

man holding groin because he needs penis enlargement surgery for penis shrinkage

Some medications can cause penis shrinkage, which causes many men to seek penis enlargement surgery options.

Many men seek penis enlargement surgery because they’re unhappy with their size. In some cases, this is fueled by dissatisfaction with the size you have always been. However, in other cases, you may be seeking enlargement solutions after experiencing penis shrinkage. Shrinkage can happen for many reasons, including as a side effect of certain medications, like Adderall. In this article, we’ll discuss why Adderall might cause penis shrinkage and some penis enlargement procedures that may help you feel more confident about your size. 

Penis Shrinkage, ADHD Medications, and Penis Enlargement Surgery

First, what is penis shrinkage? This is where the penis looks smaller in the flaccid and/or erect state. If you notice that your penis looks smaller than before, you might be experiencing shrinkage. Medications are a common cause of penis shrinkage, with Adderall being one medication many men notice shrinkage with. 

Does Adderall Shrink the Penis?

Adderall is a commonly prescribed medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Like most medications, it can cause many different side effects. However, one side effect many people don’t know about is that Adderall may lead to penis shrinkage. Many men have reported that they feel their penis is smaller after taking ADHD medications. 

Why might this be? Well, there may be a few different reasons. For instance, Adderall can cause your blood vessels to constrict, which can affect the shape and size of your penis. In these cases, generally the penis only looks smaller during the flaccid state, but looks the same when erect. 

Another reason Adderall may lead to a smaller penis is because it can reduce the amount of elastin in your body. Elastin helps your tissues and organs be flexible and elastic. Therefore, reduced elastin from Adderall could lead to a shrinking of the suspensory ligament, which is the ligament that holds the penis to the pubic bone. This is the same ligament we release during a penis lengthening procedure, as it holds more of the penis inside the body, which can make the penis look shorter in the flaccid state. 

Adderall induced penis shrinkage may be reversible by changing medications. However, in other cases, switching medications may not restore your previous penis size. 

Can Penile Surgery Help with Penis Shrinkage from Medications?

If you’ve experienced penis shrinkage, you  might be wondering whether penis enlargement surgery can help. Penile surgery can widen or lengthen the penis for cosmetic reasons. As we mentioned, penis lengthening procedures typically involve severing the suspensory ligament to allow more of the penis to hang outside the body. This can make the penis look longer when flaccid. We may also recommend a pubic tuck at the same time to remove excess fat and skin in the pubic area to make more of the penis visible. 

Another option is penile augmentation. Our surgeon typically uses your own fat to increase the girth of the penis. The fat is taken from problem areas (like the pubic area or the love handles) and purified before we inject it into the penis to increase size. 

Penis Lengthening and Widening from Texas Phalloplasty Institute

Our team at Texas Phalloplasty Institute is here for you if you’re not happy with your size. We offer quality care for penis enlargement surgery to help you improve your confidence. Dr. Capriotti is a double board certified cosmetic surgeon with experience performing penis enlargement procedures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our professionals.

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