Shrinkage In Men With SCI "Down There"

WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Posts: 212Moderator Moderator
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Hello Everyone!

We had a great topic in our private discussion group about sporadic shrinkage in men's penis's post SCI.. where the penis seems to shrink or invert into the body temporarily. None of the ladies seemed to understand what it is, or why it happens. The commonalities that all the women mentioned are: 
  • It happens randomly (doesn't happen all the time)
  • It happens more frequently if there is irritation in the area
  • It makes it extremely difficult to keep a condom catheter on, even when using skin prep and adhesive. 
Does anyone out there have experience with this or know how to remedy this? We are all completely unaware of ways to deal with this or why it seems to happen. Any tips on prevention or remedies would be amazing! Also, if anyone out there has a medical perspective on this or an explanation, please comment!

Thank you!

Brooke (WAGS of SCI) 
Your WAGS of SCI
(Elena and Brooke)

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  • ambercollieambercollie Posts: 39Moderator Moderator
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    I Like that ALL topics can be discussed on this site, thats what makes this website Great! Being paralyzed has so many different things it affects, we can learn from each other!
  • WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Posts: 212Moderator Moderator
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    @ambercollie

    Thank you for your response and you're totally right! This is a great space to bring up all conversations and topics. Feel free to post away! :)
    Your WAGS of SCI
    (Elena and Brooke)
  • JHPRCJHPRC Posts: 15Moderator, Information Specialist Information Specialist
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    We do have a male sexuality document I am going to link to this post that may have some resources and/or answers to this question.
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/Sex-and-Fertility-for-Males-5-19.pdf
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