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Bent Penis - How To Know If You Are Suffering From It?

Sexual Health Clinic
Sexologist, Delhi  •  44 years experience
Bent Penis - How To Know If You Are Suffering From It?

When the male reproductive part accumulates fibrous scar tissue, it results in an erection that is curved and painful, which is known as Peyronie's Disease. While a man’s penis varies in size, a bend in erection doesn’t necessarily indicate any reason for worry. However, Peyronie's Disease causes an erection that is significantly bent and causes pain. This condition can hinder sex life as the erection does not last for an adequate amount of time. It can also result in distress and anxiety. For few percentages of men, the Peyronie's Disease can disappear without having to do anything, for others it requires medical assistance to get a permanent cure.

What are the symptoms of Peyronie's Disease?

The symptoms and signs of this disease can build up gradually or might suddenly appear in an individual. Some of the common symptoms are as follows:

  1. Scar tissue: As a result of the accumulation of the scar tissue, a lump or hard tissue can be felt under the skin
  2. Penis size: Penis can become shorter when a person is facing from this disease
  3. Erection problems: The erection might not last as long as it should
  4. Penis bent: The penis might bend significantly at an angle
  5. Pain: There could be a significant pain while erection. As days go by, the pain becomes worse.

Causes of Peyronie's disease?
While the exact cause of Peyronie's disease is not known, researchers indicate a variety of factors for this condition:

  1. A repeated penis injury from athletic activity, accident, trauma and damage resulting from sex
  2. If in the process of healing, the scar tissue forms a lump
  3. The improper functioning of corpus cavernosum
  4. In few cases, this disease can occur normally without the involvement of any accident or injury

What are the risk factors?
There could be various factors that put a person at risk of facing this disease:

  1. Heredity: If someone in the immediate family is facing this disease, it puts a person at increased risk of facing Peyronie's disease due to heredity.
  2. Age: With age, the risk potential of this disease increases since the tissue tends to become softer.
  3. Disorder of the connective tissue: People suffering from connective tissue disorder are at a higher risk of getting this disease. It is often observed that a person who has been diagnosed with Peyronie's Disease often suffers from a connective tissue disorder known as Dupuytren's contracture.

Diagnosis and treatment:
A physical exam gives a doctor possible indication about the disease. The patient may be asked to bring the photographs of the penis in erect condition to get an idea about the curvature degree and scar tissue location. He might also prescribe an ultrasonography. The medication depends on the stage of diagnosis. In the early stage, a doctor might recommend a wait and watch approach. He might also prescribe medication to minimize the pain and remove the scar tissue. If medication fails one might have to go undergo a surgery to get a permanent cure.

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