At Moorgate Andrology we see a lot of guys with a buried penis.
For most this is a distressing and frustrating situation. A buried penis makes the penis look small and it can lead to embarrassment and low self-esteem.
The problem with a buried penis is that is hidden because of excess skin in the pubic region and/or in the scrotum.
The penis itself may be of normal length, but it appears much shorter due to its buried nature.
If the penis is already shorter than normal, it can be very difficult to urinate properly when it is hidden. Some of our patients tell us that they have to sit down to urinate as they find it very difficult to use a urinal.
The first thing that should be addressed when considering treatment for a buried penis is your weight. Do you have excess fat around the pubic area ?. If so try to lose this weight as this can make all the difference. If you have tried this but failed, then procedures such as pubic liposuction can be performed to correct this.
In some cases, there are problems associated with the foreskin. Check that your foreskin does not overhang the end of your penis excessively. If you are unsure arrange a consultation with a Urologist to get this checked.
A buried penis can occur when too much skin is taken in a circumcision.