Many penises bend slightly upwards, or to the left or right. This slight curvature is not only normal but in some cases also desirable by both the man and his partner. However, when the curvature of the penis is significant enough to cause pain when erect or is resulting in discomfort to his partner during sexual intercourse, it can have a profound impact on a man’s relationships and his self-esteem. In these situations, treatment may be required to correct the curvature and eliminate the accompanying issues.
Professor Moore is an expert in bent penis issues and can diagnose your condition and recommend the best treatment option for you. In many cases, surgical correction is the most effective way to reverse conditions that cause a bent penis, with long-lasting benefits. At your initial consultation, Professor Moore will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms and concerns to help you determine which course of treatment will offer the most desirable results.
Reasons for a Bent Penis
There are two different reasons why there might be curvature in the penis. Neither of these conditions affects a man’s fertility, but they can impact a man’s ability to have sex and his self-esteem. The two conditions include:
This condition typically develops in adulthood and occurs due to a build-up of plaque or scar tissue inside the penis that results in a substantial curvature during an erection. The deformity may also be evident when the penis is flaccid. Peyronie’s disease can be both physically and psychologically painful, leading many men to suffer in their relationships and struggle with low self-esteem because of the condition.
You may have Peyronie’s disease if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- A significant curve to the penis, which may bend upward, downward or to either side. You may also notice an hourglass shape to the penis or other irregularities in its appearance.
- If scar tissue is the reason behind the Peyronie’s disease, you might be able to feel lumps or hardening in different areas of the penis where the scar tissue has formed. Professor Moore can evaluate these areas to determine whether they are scar tissue or caused by a different condition.
- Some men find that their penis becomes shorter with the onset of Peyronie’s disease. This shortening is likely due to the constriction of the scar tissue that is pulling the penis upward.
- Men with severe cases of Peyronie’s disease may have difficulty getting or maintaining a sufficient erection for intercourse.
- Peyronie’s disease can also lead to pain, both when the penis is erect and when it is flaccid in some cases.
Some men develop Peyronie’s disease as a result of an injury or accident. However, many men are diagnosed with the condition without any identifiable cause. Prevalence of the condition tends to be higher in men with a family history, those diagnosed with connective tissue disorders and men over the age of 55.
Congenital Penile Chordee
A bent penis can also suggest congenital penile chordee, which is a painless curve in an erect penis and is a condition that is present from birth. Depending on the severity of the curvature, a man or his partner may experience discomfort during intercourse. This issue can impact intimate relationships and a man’s self-confidence.
It is common for men with penile chordee also to have a condition known as hypospadias. This is characterised by an irregular placement of the penile opening, often underneath the penis rather than at the tip. Other complications commonly associated with penile chordee include penoscrotal webbing, where foreskin attaches the penis to the scrotum, and penile torsion, in which the ridge that is typically located on the underside of the penis wraps around it.
Because congenital penile chordee is present at birth, it can be diagnosed and treated at a young age. However, because the curvature only occurs when the penis is erect, it can go undetected until adolescence or adulthood. The good news is that penile chordee can be successfully treated at any age, often as day surgery.
Physical and Psychological Impact of a Bent Penis
Depending on the severity of the bent penis, this issue can create physical discomfort for a man. In some cases, you may only experience pain when the penis is erect, but this can impact a man’s ability to enjoy sex with his partner. A partner may also feel some pain during intercourse when the penis has a curvature. Some men also feel discomfort even when the penis is flaccid, which can affect his overall quality of life in some cases.
The psychological impact of a bent penis may be even higher. Men may be embarrassed in the locker room since their penis looks different from the others. It may affect their self-confidence with partners. If the condition prevents them from having or enjoying sex, it can get in the way of intimate relationships. Fortunately, a bent penis does not have to affect your life forever since there are excellent treatment options to address these conditions.
Treatment Options for a Bent Penis
In most cases, treatment for a bent penis will involve a surgical procedure. These may be performed as day surgeries much of the time and recovery time is typically about one week. You will need to wait longer to have intercourse or participate in more strenuous activity. The results of penile surgery are usually both dramatic and permanent, restoring a man’s self-esteem and allowing him to enjoy sex with his partner once again.
Don’t suffer from the pain and embarrassment of a bent penis any longer. For a full evaluation and treatment recommendations, contact the Australian Centre for Cosmetic and Genital Surgery on 0414 251 234.