Concealed Penis is a condition in which the penis does not protrude away from the body. The penis is the male organ used for urination and sexual intercourse. The penis, located above the scrotum, is made of spongy tissue and blood vessels. The shaft of the penis surrounds the urethra and is connected to the pubic bone. The foreskin covers the head (glans) of the penis. The foreskin is removed by circumcision.
During puberty, the penis lengthens. The ability to ejaculate begins at around age 12 to 14. Ejaculation is the release of sperm-containing fluid from the penis during an orgasm.
Since the penis does not protrude when a man has this condition, his ability to pass urine when standing or to engage in sexual intercourse may be affected.
Depending on the cause of the concealed penis, treatment may involve:
- Removal of excess skin and fat
- Tacking the skin to the pelvic bone to get a better contour between the penis and abdomen
- A skin graft from the thigh to the shaft, if there is a deficiency of penile shaft skin