Seeking a medical sign of genital numbness

Some post-5ARI patients experience genital numbness. This symptom can be assessed, but the tests are not easily accessible. This post gives an overview of medical tests which could yield signs of genital numbness and other abnormalities.

Hair or manhood—choose one?

In ancient Greece, Hippocrates and Aristotle observed that eunuchs did not go bald. Jumping ahead to the early 1940s, American anatomist James B. Hamilton reviewed histories of men with testosterone deficiency and found a pattern: the earlier the age of hormone deficiency, the less balding occurred.

Research review: Alterations to penile and prostatic tissue associated with finasteride and dutasteride treatment

Numerous studies have shown that treatment with finasteride and dutasteride can change the size, tissue composition and function of the penis and prostate. Changes to the penis include: reduced size and weight; reduced erectile response; decreased smooth muscle; increased collagen density; and fibrosis (scarring).

Adverse effects on reproductive anatomy & sexual function

This post documents adverse events (AEs) of finasteride affecting male reproductive anatomy and sexual function in men age 18–40, reported to US FDA from 2000 to 2020. See the Methodology section for more details. Category Adverse events(2000–2020) Erectile dysfunction & sexual dysfunction 1,021 Penile abnormalities 494 Testicular abnormalities 301 Semen and sperm abnormalities 259 Ejaculatory … Read more