People who have had COVID-19 have a wide variety of ailments that they did not experience before they came across the disease. One of the newest problems that has recently gotten loud and that concerns men is the “covid penis”.
Is it possible that a man’s penis will become smaller after the coronavirus has passed? In the latest episode of “How to Do It. Sex Advice with Stoya and Rick,” a 30-year-old man revealed that he was struggling with the long-term side effect of COVID-19 – a diminished penis.
The man argues that before coming into contact with the coronavirus, his penis was “of extraordinary size” and that it had shrunk by 4 cm after the disease.
“It looks like it’s caused by vascular damage, and my doctors seem to think it’s probably permanent,” the 30-year-old wrote in a letter read on an American program.
Possible causes of the side effect
It turns out that the issues connecting male organs with COVID-19 for scientists are not new and have been known for a long time.
Last November, a group of urologists warned that the virus that the world has been struggling with for two years could cause erectile dysfunction in some patients. Scholars urged men to vaccinate.
In turn, one study published in August 2021 confirmed that some people who suffered from erectile dysfunction after COVID-19 infection had virus particles in their penis. The researchers then wrote that the infection could restrict blood flow to the penis.
The scientists’ conclusions do not end there. “In May, scientists from Miami examined samples taken from the penises of convalescents. It turned out that SARS-CoV-2 detected in the tissues was responsible for erectile dysfunction” – reports medonet.pl.
How to deal with the problem?
Dr. Charles Welliver, urologist and director of men’s health at Albany Medical College, spoke about the COVID-19 side effect affecting the man. The doctor spoke about the so-called “covid penis” in an interview with the online magazine Slate.
What is the solution for men struggling with the problem? Welliver points out that while it was initially thought that erectile dysfunction medications could help patients, penis erection pumps are more effective. These devices properly stimulate blood flow.
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(source: Fakt, medonet.pl)