Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's disease is the formation of scar tissues in the penis due to injury during intercourse or injury for any other reason. It leads to curvature of the penis. It does not require any treatment if it does not cause pain or any discomfort during intercourse. Treatment of this varies according to the degree of curvature. For small degree curvatures, medication like topical steroid application, etc., is used. Non-surgical options to treat this are shock-wave therapy, penile traction, etc. If the curvature is more surgical, treatment like shortening of the unaffected area, lengthening the side with scar tissue, etc., are done.

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Can too much masturbation make the penis curved?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old male, and I have been masturbating for the last six months. When I did masturbate for the first time, my penis was large of about 6.5 inch size, when fully erected. Due to excessive masturbation, like about three times a day, my penis is bent down on the left side. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There are multiple reasons for bent penis, which includes: Short frenulum-share a picture of the erect penis (side and below) for diagnosis. Surgical management is the cure. Phimosis-share picture of erect penis (side) and foresk...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in the head and base of my penis, four months after an injury during intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an injury during intercourse four months ago. The injury occurred while it was 80% erect inside my partner. There was no significant bleeding. But I felt pain at the base and head of my penis. I did an ultrasound and fMRI, and it spotted an old trauma. There is pain under the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read everything carefully and had a close look at the file you sent together with your message (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). I can see healthy erectile tissue. And the area that you are pointing to seems to be an anatomic variat...  Read Full »

Are there any devices available to straighten bent or hourglass-shaped penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with Peyronie's disease. My penis is hourglass-shaped with a slight bend. I was suggested to take vitamin D and a pamphlet to purchase the "SomaTherapy-ED vacuum erection devise." After doing my online research, I found that the device is used only for erection. My quest...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hourglass deformity from Peyronie’s disease needs a step-by-step management from a proper centre of treatment. It needs treatment starting from collagenase injections to vacuum devices to shockwave therapy and finally surgery. Your deformity is not much, and injection...  Read Full »

Is the painless downward erection of the penis dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29-year-old single male. I have a downward erection. I do not feel any pain during this. Is this normal? Kindly suggest me if it needs any treatment or medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is chordee possibly caused by Peyronie’s disease. It is usually painless once stable in your case. Usually, treatment depends on the degree of curvature: 1) No need for any treatment. 2) Injections of collagenase. 3) Shock wave. 4) Surgery. If I could h...  Read Full »

Why does the lower part of my scrotum become dark and pains when I walk?

Query: Hello doctor, One day when I masturbated, my right testicle went up, and at the same time, I felt a burning sensation in the perineal area. After ejaculation, I felt an intense pain in that area, and from that time, I always have problems walking or ejaculating. The thing that scares me is that the...  Read Full »

Dr. Arup Majumdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me tell you that the symptoms described by you suggest that you have vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) can cause Peyronie's disease. Moreover, it may be due to epididymo orchitis. In this situation, I suggest non-steroidal antiinflammatory medication ...  Read Full »

Why is there a black mass on my penile shaft?

Query: Hi doctor,Halfway down my penile shaft, I seem to have a black mass. I can notice it only when my foreskin is pulled down. I have symptoms of prostatitis and urethritis for two years. I have symptoms of dysuria, urine dribbling, inflamed meatus, constant urethral pain, prostatitis, epididymitis and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have taken a lot of antibiotics to get cured. If it is a prostate infection, then it takes some time to get cured. If you have pain during ejaculation, then you need think of a bacterial infection. You have done some investigations for...  Read Full »

What should I do to treat Peyronie's disease and white spots on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old and have Peyronie since I was 18. My symptoms were mild. I did not have a curvature, just an hourglass shape when semi-erect and a scar in the middle of the shaft, nothing that interrupted my sex life. But in the last months, I noticed something new and weird on my p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for attaching pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I understand your concern. I have checked them carefully, nothing to worry about. Due to infection and most probably a fungal one transmitted sexually. So I would like to ask you, di...  Read Full »

Why does the pain my penis shaft increase during masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male, who is 5.7 feet tall and weighs about 135 lbs. I am experiencing pain along the shaft on the left side of my penis. The pain is relatively mild but increases following masturbation. It seems to follow two veins, one parallel to the urethra and the other one th...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can summarize your issues with, 1. Pain on the left side of the penis and slight curvature towards the right side. 2. Red spot on the glans penis. 3. Prostatitis. Firstly, pain on one side and slight curvature indicate Peyronie's disease, which is still not stabil...  Read Full »

Why does my penis look curved and bruised?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 99 percent sure that I have Peyronie's disease. I have ridges and a very mild bend, but I also noticed a big black and blue lump when I stretch the skin, and it is very long.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for consulting us. Peyronie’s disease is an inflammation, which leads to fibrosis of the tough deep layer of the penis, which is called tunica albuginea. It starts with inflammation and pain until it gets fibrosed stabilized and fixed, creating deformity a...  Read Full »

Can you straighten a curved penis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have curved penis, which bends towards left side. The bend is on higher end than what it should be of normal one. I feel difficulty with intercourse. However, there is no pain during ejaculation. I did not have any injury. I have attached the picture for your reference.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have got significant curvature of the penis to the left side. This could be congenital or due to Peyronie's disease (scar tissue leading to bent penis). If it is causing difficulty in intercourse, then it needs to be surgically corrected either with Nesbit procedure o...  Read Full »

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