there are plenty of anecdotal accounts that discount that this takes place.
Perhaps it has to do with "use".
I was told to use it or lose it so I did, and often. Told my wife it was the Dr's orders.
I really don't know what the truth is here.
First off, I doubt most men actually measure their penis. That sounds like something a teen would do and I doubt we all have carefully kept notes from those teen years. Then there actually might be a difference in how the procedure is conducted vis-a-vis reattaching the urethra. If a candidate has a longer urethra for instance it probably helps.
I remember looking and trying to figure it out and didn't notice a difference. Then I vividly remember that when I started taking the ED pills for rehab purposes ONLY (prior to having sex) I would notice that in the flaccid state it actually looked bigger. Of course it was not bigger, but the blood flowing probably jacked it up some. Then I did start having sex 1 month out and it was clearly the same. Whether that is a good thing or not is up for debate...
ah, some of that "dangerous" internet surfing that validates what I'm saying:
How Prostatectomy Affects Penis Size
"Harold A. Frazier II, MD, clinical director of urologic oncology at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., says the procedure itself is what might cause the decrease in penis size. “When the prostate is removed, there is a 3- to 5-centimeter gap inside the body, and the bladder has to be pulled down to the urethra, which is attached to the penis,” he says. “When the bladder is reattached to the urethra, the penis may be ‘pulled’ back into the body a small amount [maybe half a centimeter]. The actual length of the penis does not change. It is simply pulled back slightly.”
Another factor that affects penis size after a prostatectomy is the period of impotence that usually follows the procedure. “As the penis is a dynamic and muscular organ, the normal physiology of the penis is to go through daily cycles of erection, and those periods of fullness naturally maintain its size and length,” says David Y.T. Chen, MD, a professor of urologic oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. “For men who undergo prostatectomy, there is commonly a period of impotence following surgery. The effect on penis size appears not directly due to surgery, but secondary to the extent and duration of the impotence.”
Post Edited (davidg) : 4/29/2012 11:02:42 AM (GMT-6)