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Penis Hasn't Grown Since I Was 10

Published: July 22, 2003
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Hi. I'm 18 years old and my penis hasn't grown since I was around 10. I don't know what happened. I played baseball around that time and I do remember getting hit hard with a ball in that area. I don't know if it stunted my growth or it's just in my genes that my penis won't grow anymore. It's roughly around 1.5" limp and 4.5" erect. How long is stunted growth supposed to last? I thought it was just a pause in the growth rate for a while, not 8 years. I haven't talked to my doctor about it yet, I might soon if you can't help me. And both my parents don't know anything about it, so they aren't any help. Please help me. Thanks.
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Dear Penis Hasn't Grown Since I Was 10,

 

The penis stops growing when you reach the conclusion of puberty. We can't tell you if you're finished with puberty yet or if you will continue to grow. It is possible for the penis to still be growing at age 18. It is not common for penile growth to stop at age 10. Just as important as penile growth is testicular growth. Testicular growth - which could have been affected by your baseball accident - determines penile growth.

Questions about penis size are very common among males who send questions to TeenHealthFX. Check out our responses to other's question in the Penis Size category in our Sexuality and Sexual Health Category.

Unfortunately, we can't tell you for sure why your penis hasn't grown or whether you suffered some damage when you were younger. Since you suggested seeing a doctor, we agree that it is a good idea. Talk to your doctor about your situation. If you don't have your own doctor and live in northern New Jersey, contact the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973.971.6475 for an appointment. If you live outside this area, call your local adolescent health center or clinic.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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