Why is my penis curved?

When a man's penis is erect, it is normal for it to curve slightly to the left or right. However, if the curve is more pronounced, it can cause pain or difficulty during sexual intercourse. This could be a sign of Peyronie's disease, which is a condition that causes a significant bend in the erect penis. While Peyronie's disease can affect men of any age, it mostly occurs in men over the age of 40.The symptoms of this disease are:

  • a thickened area or hard lump in the shaft of the penis caused by plaque a curve in the penis – typically upward – when erect
  • pain in the penis experienced during an erection
  • a misshaped penis that resembles an hourglass
  • A loss of length or girth of the penis

In the most severe cases, Peyronie’s disease can make sexual intercourse difficult, painful or even impossible. The condition may also lead to erectile dysfunction.

Researchers have yet to discover the cause of Peyronie’s disease, though it is thought that the condition sometimes occurs after an injury to the penis when erect, such as being bent during sex. However, a curved penis can develop without any obvious cause. Peyronie’s disease may also be hereditary.

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