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    recently ive noticed my penis is really shrinking almost goes up inside especially when im about to urinate but not always sometimes hes just all shrunk up any ideas or anyone else have this happen i think my testicles might be swelled a bit too
    to alcohol the cause of-and solution to-all of lifes problems [homer simpson]

    #2
    Spastic Bladder? Are u overweight? I was obese and I had this problem I recently loss 100 lbs and this went away.
    Appreciate the small gains and the large ones will be ignored!!

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      #3
      happens when you put the weight on, turtle effect

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        #4
        This is not related to weight gain (that's a different cause of shrinkage or, more accurately, retraction). For many of us, retraction occurs when the bladder gets full resulting in a temporary autonomic stress -- mild AD. My urologist, who sees lots of SCIs, told me this is a very common phenomenon.
        stephen@bike-on.com

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          #5
          hold on Stephen, you are saying that shrinkage is not related to weight gain, that is wrong. While "turtling" is caused by the bladder being full, apparent size of that organ is diminished with additional weight. Read an article in journal saying that men lose size according to weight gain.

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            #6
            thanks for the replys i havent gained any weight just have a shrinking penis i will probly go to the doctor soon
            to alcohol the cause of-and solution to-all of lifes problems [homer simpson]

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              #7
              How to avoid noticing the shrinkage:

              Originally posted by wheelin 48 View Post
              recently ive noticed my penis is really shrinking almost goes up inside especially when im about to urinate but not always sometimes hes just all shrunk up any ideas or anyone else have this happen i think my testicles might be swelled a bit too
              How to avoid noticing the shrinkage:
              1. don't look,
              2. flatten your quad belly
              3. add your p into your daily range of motion routine
              4. hire a fluffer

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                #8
                I believe what wheelin is referring to is the occasional shrinkage, not the more permanent reduction in the size, of the penis. The occasional shrinkage could occur when either your bladder or bowels are under so-called stress. This can also occur when the temps down there get either very warm or very cold. This affects those with condom catheters especially as the condom simply falls off when the penis gets retracted, literally disappearing.

                The more permanent shrinkage, or actually reduction, does occur for a number of reasons including weight gain or an increase in the size of your gut even if you don't increase your overall weight. In the 20+ years since SCI, I've seen a one-inch reduction in the size of my penis. I've seen my gut increase as well but I am speculating that the whole "if you don't use it, you'll lose it" element might also be in play.

                Either way, it's remarkable to see several inches of your penis literally disappear but there is truly nothing that can be done IMO.

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                  #9
                  thanks yall i think i may have a fistula too do you think that could cause this problem im not sure
                  to alcohol the cause of-and solution to-all of lifes problems [homer simpson]

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                    #10
                    Ok I was no Johnny Wad in my pre SCI life but I have the same problem and I am sure the few extra pounds that I have put on don’t help but when I ask my urologist about the shrinking of my Manbone he referred to is as an inverted penis, if that makes any since

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                      #11
                      Shoot we arent the only ones!!LOL

                      http://www.livescience.com/28015-pen...nics-koro.html
                      Article:
                      Penis-Snatching Panics Resurface in Africa



                      In a recent issue of "Pacific Standard" magazine, Louisa Lombard, an anthropologist at the University of California at Berkeley, described visiting a small town in the Central African Republic where she encountered two men who claimed that their penises had been stolen.
                      It seems that the day before, a traveler visiting the town had shaken hands with a tea vendor who immediately claimed he felt a shock and sensed that his penis had shrunk. He cried out in alarm, gathering a crowd, and a second man then said it also happened to him.
                      This is not the setup to a joke; it is a real psychological disorder called koro in which victims (mostly men, but sometimes women) come to believe that their genitals are shrinking or retracting into the body. The concern is not only for their sexuality, but also for their lives, since they believe that the condition may be life threatening if not reversed. In order to prevent further shrinkage, victims have been known to securely tie their penises with string or metal clamps — even sometimes having family members hold it in relays until treatment can be sought, usually from shamen or traditional healers.


                      The condition has most often been found in Africa in recent decades, though it has also been widely reported in Asia. [The 9 Most Bizarre Medical Conditions]
                      "In recent years, news media in several West African countries have reported periodic episodes of 'panic' in which men and women are beaten, sometimes to death, after being accused of causing penises, breasts, and vaginas to shrink or disappear," wrote Vivian Dzokoto and Glenn Adams in a study published in 2005 in the journal Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. "At least 56 separate cases of genital shrinking, disappearance, and snatching have been reported in the last seven years [1998-2005] by news media of seven West African countries."
                      Victims of koro usually believe that a touch or "accidental" brush with a stranger caused the theft, in the same way that a pickpocket might steal a wallet.Dzokotoand Adams give one example of a 17-year-old man in Ghana who "claimed that he had gone to fetch water for his father and was returning when [the perpetrator] came behind him, touched him and immediately he felt his penis shrink until it was no longer visible."
                      Koro can be understood in a variety of ways; from a psychological perspective it can be seen as an example of mass hysteria or delusion, in which a collective cultural belief can be manifested in one person's experience — whether objectively "real" or not.
                      "Victims of genitalia-shrinking panics recover within hours or days after being convinced that the 'illness' is over or never existed, and most clearly lack any psychosexual problems," write sociologist Robert Bartholomew and myself, in the book "Hoaxes, Myths, and Mania: Why We Need Critical Thinking" (Prometheus Books, 2003).
                      "Penis-shrinking panics are a timely reminder that no one is immune from mass delusions and that the influence of culture and society on individual behavior is far greater than most of us would like to admit. Yet the main reason for the absence of penis-shrinking epidemics in Western societies is their incredible nature ... but any delusion is possible if the false belief underlying it is plausible." [Americans' Belief in Paranormal Phenomena (Infographic)]
                      In this case the delusion is made possible by the underlying belief in witchcraft, or black magic. A 2010 Gallup poll found that belief in magic is widespread throughout sub-Saharan Africa, with over half of respondents saying they personally believe in witchcraft. Studies in 18 countries in sub-Saharan Africa show belief varies widely, but on average 55 percent of people polled believe in witchcraft.Because most Westerners do not believe in magic — or at least not in the variety that has the potential to shrink or steal someone's genitals — there is no underlying belief system that would make koro plausible and thus no one reports it.
                      No one has ever died from koro, at least not directly. Belief in koro can have deadly consequences: hundreds of people have been accused of stealing (or shrinking) other people's genitals, and dozens have been killed for the accusations. In many cases koro "victims" have shouted and asked bystanders to help apprehend the penis thief, whereupon the accused people — often as surprised as everyone else and protesting their innocence — have been lynched on the spot by street mobs, much the way an accused mugger or rapist might be set upon by "street justice."
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                        #12
                        Actually pretty common for SCI and or others who sit a great deal. If it becomes a problem for cathing, there is a surgical procedure to help. But you risk losing sexual ability with the surgery.

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                          #13
                          If I had a problem with turtling, I would try a penis pump, if you aren't sexually active, it might help exercise your penis more, you may be able to get it prescribed by your doctor otherwise the medical ones are expensive, there are cheaper ones that will work for about 30 dollars, just don't go crazy with it, it will temporarily pull your penis out past your normal size plus increase girth temporarily, pull too much vacuum and you can get blisters or seriously ruin your penis, done in moderation it's fine.
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                            #14
                            If you are experiencing shrinkage. It is most likely due to taking Klonopin..
                            "Life's a Party and Your Not Invited"

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                              #15
                              Doctor Oz gave men across America a real reason to diet. He said that for obese men every 25 pounds you lose you gain back an inch. So start starving you Horses!
                              Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

                              Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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