“For whatever reason, there’s something hardwired in the brains of males where they place tremendous stock on the size of their penis,” says Brian Christine, M.D., a urologist with EDcure.org and the Urology Centers of Alabama.
While Christine’s practice is pretty much limited to men with sexual disorders, it’s common for healthy, young guys to step in his office and ask (regardless of why they made an appointment): What can I do to make my penis bigger?
Sound familiar? Whether you’ve voiced the concern or kept the thought to yourself, you're probably curious.
"The short answer is there really isn’t anything you can do to make it bigger," Christine says. "A more nuanced answer is 'I need to see exactly what’s going on,'" he adds. Men with certain diseases or traumas can experience a loss in length—or the appearance of shrinkage. But it’s really important to dig deeper. If you treat the underlying issue, then there’s potential to get some size back, Christine explains. (Even if the underlying issue is all in your head.)