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WHAT IS PENILE CURVATURE?

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  • August 20, 2019

WHAT IS PENILE CURVATURE?

Peyronie’s disease, also known as penile curvature, is a condition indicated by bent penis of a man. Men with this condition experience curvature of the penis during an erection. It is generally first noticed around puberty or early adulthood.

Penile curvature is present since birth is termed as congenital curvature.

Our urologists at Medical treatment centre, India have extensive experience with formal training in reconstructive procedures for both congenital erectile curvature and Peyronie’s disease.

WHAT CAUSES PENILE CURVATURE?

Penile curvature may present in a boy or man since birth, called congenital penile curvature.

Or if not present since birth, is likely to be caused due to an injury or physical trauma or extensive sexual activity sometimes.

HOW IS PENILE CURVATURE DIAGNOSED?

A medical and sexual history taken by the urologist is typically enough to make a diagnosis of congenital penile curvature.

Penile colour Doppler- an ultrasound also helps in diagnosing the penile curvature.

HOW DOES  PEYRONIE’S DISEASE OR PENILE CURVATURE AFFECT A MAN?


The impact can be significant. It can cause one or more of the following conditions:

  1. Penile deformity
    • Resulting in narrowing or loss of penile length
    • Can interfere with sexual activity and penetration
  2. Psychological distress
    • Affects a man’s psychological state including slight depression and anxiety disorders.
  3. Erectile Dysfunction

HOW IS PENILE CURVATURE TREATED?

Males who develop a penile curvature seek medical treatment. In cases with a mild degree of curvature, there is no requirement of any treatment.

In certain mild to moderate cases, Urologist may recommend medications, pills, injections, creams, however, these treatment options are not highly effective because the curvature is related to the development of a dense inelastic plaque within the penis, which cannot be changed back to elastic supple healthy tissue with medicines.

Till date, no medication has been shown to be highly effective in achieving that goal of correcting the penile curvature.

Urologists at medical treatment centre recommend penile reconstruction surgery, penile curvature correction surgery in the cases when the degree of curvature interferes significantly with the ability to have sexual intercourse.

Book an appointment with Reconstructive Urologist at medical treatment centre, India.

The following are the common treatment options:

PENILE CURVATURE CORRECTION SURGERY- PLICATION

Correction of congenital erectile curvature begins with a circumcising the penis exposing the penis, in order to shorten the side of the penis opposite the curvature to match the other side.

This results in a straightened erection. This procedure has a high rate of success.

GRAFTS TO STRAIGHTEN PENIS CURVATURE

A technique to straighten penis curvature is to shorten the longer side, which is used as an alternative to plication surgery. Curvature is corrected by adding tissue to the shorter side where the plaque is most prominent. Patients with significant penile size loss find this technique appealing.

Our urologists at medical treatment centre encourage the patients to undergo few tests for fertility and erection prior to the penile curvature correction surgery, be it plication or graft.

How To Protect Your Penis From Peyronie’s Disease Or Penile Curvature

Peyronie’s disease is a condition marked by a bend or curvature in the penis when erect. Most men with Peyronie’s disease or penile curvature feel apprehensive to discuss their issue with their partner and live with the sufferings.

When erect, a penis is at risk of getting damage as it is enlarged and firm.

Let’s discuss how one can take good care of his penis and prevent from getting penile curvature or Peyronie’s disease.

Erectile Dysfunction

Men lose their erection with increasing age also age affects the rigidity. If a man is suffering from erectile dysfunction or has an erection half of what he used to have when he was young, for instance, if a man experiences 5 on a scale of 10 points. So in this case, a person can involve in sexual activity but during regular thrusting, the penis may not stay straight. This bending during sexual intercourse can damage the elastic tissue inside the penis.

Over a period of time, a scar forms inside the erection chambers, which is not as elastic as normal tissue is. Due to non-elasticity, the erectile tissue does not stretch well during erection giving the penis a bent or shorter appearance.

Following are the tips one can follow to protect his penis from bending:

  1. Men should consult the urologist as soon as possible when he experiences loss of erection is it mild.
  2. Use an over the counter lubricant if your female partner does not have enough natural vaginal lubrication.
  3. Avoid the position where your woman is on top as in this position your penis might be forced to bend more.
  4. Avoid movements during the activity that could cause your penis to bend.
  5. Avoid sexual activity when you are under the influence of too much alcohol as erection may not stay as a firm it should be.

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