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:
- Duration: 18 months
- Plaque starts to form inside the penis
- Swelling of penis
- Painful penis while erection
- Duration: begins after 12-18 months
- Plaque formed inside the penis
- Pain may lessen in the penis
- Erectile dysfunction may develop