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Penis Shortening from Crixivan????!!!!????
Jul 31, 2000

Greetings from the now most air-polluted city in the country -- Houston. Please say that it is not so that many people are now reporting disturbing news about their penis shortening from taking crixivan. Any comments in your wonderful answers would be appreciated. Thank you.

Response from Dr. Henry

I am unaware of any data (or experience in my own clinic) whereby Crixivan is linked to penile shortening. Low testosterone levels are common in the setting of HIV and that could results in some apparent penile problems. Also, Crixivan (often coupled with other HIV drugs) can result in increased fat in the abdominal area with the appearance of "a shrinking penis." Those observations are by no means limited to Crixivan but should warrant a discussion with your HIV doc. Keith Henry, M.D.



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