Peyronie's Disease

Overview of Peyronie's Disease

Why does the penis bend? Peyronie’s disease is due to the formation of scar tissue inside the penis. It is one form of erectile dysfunction.

Signs and Symptoms of Peyronie's Disease

Slight bending of the penis is normal but if you have more noticeable bending with a pain, then it may lead towards penis associated disease.
Be Cautious! You should know some basic information about having a curved penis.
Peyronie’s disease is a ‘penis’ (male organ for peeing and sex) associated disease in which plaque (scar tissue) forms inside the penis organ. The thick membrane (tunica) inside the penis keeps it straight and erect. When plaque is formed inside the penis, it pushes the surrounding tissues inside the thick membrane and causes the penis to bend. Bend or curved penis have found difficulty during sex or may make the sex impossible.


Peyronie’s disease is not commonly known but its prevalence is about 3-7% in all males. Public awareness is much needed in this regard.
It’s NOT sexually transmitted, NOT contagious, and NOT cancerous.
It’s more likely to be diagnosed in men aged 40 to 70 years. The chances of having a curved penis increase with age however, it’s very rare in teenage males.

Phases of Peyronie’s disease

Bending of the penis occur in two phases:

  1. Acute phase

  • Duration: 18 months
  • Plaque starts to form inside the penis
  • Swelling of penis
  • Painful penis while erection
  1. Chronic phase

  • Duration: begins after 12-18 months
  • Plaque formed inside the penis
  • Pain may lessen in the penis
  • Erectile dysfunction may develop

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Types of Peyronie's Disease

  • Thick or hard lumps on either one or both sides of the penis
  • Painful sex
  • Bend or curve in the penis
  • Misshapen penis (shortening)
  • Erectile dysfunction (difficult to erect)

Risk Factors of Peyronie's Disease

The exact cause is not known yet. However, it’s commonly caused by;

  • Autoimmune disorder
  • Penis injury
  • Vitamin E deficiency
  • High level of serotonin (hormone)



Males with certain risk factors are more prone to develop curved penis, that include;

  • strong sexual or non-sexual activities (may cause injuries to the penis)
  • autoimmune disorders
  • diabetes
  • prostate cancer surgery
  • Dupuytren’s contracture (connective tissue disorder of hands)
  • old age
  • Peyronie’s disease run in family


  • Your doctor can prescribe some oral medications.
  • During sexual activities enough lubricants should be used.
  • Careful positions should be opted during sexual activity.

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Last updated on Thursday 03/11/2022


Dr. Junaid Habib Khan

Sexologist, Male Sexual Health Specialist, Urologist | MBBS , MS

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Andrologist, Sexologist, Male Sexual Health Specialist, Urologist | MBBS, MD, MS (Urology)

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