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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I have mild pain on erection. Can I be developing Peyronie's disease?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22-year-old male. I over masturbate sometimes. Generally, I masturbate twice a day. Recently, I noticed mild pain when I had an erection. The pain was in the mid part of my penis. The pain went away as the erection subsided. I masturbated in the prone method, which is lying down ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to One thing I would like to tell you is that prone masturbation is very bad. This can damage the penis in many ways and you should immediately stop it. Yes, it can cause Peyronie's disease. If possible, send me images so that I can see and suggest appropriately.   Read Full »

Why do I have an hourglass-shaped penis despite taking the tablet Permen for a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried because I have an hourglass penis shape, and I took the tablet Permen for one month to improve my confidence and performance. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hourglass penis lesion is called Peyronie’s disease and causes angulation of the penis. It needs to be corrected if it causes a deformity in the penis of more than 15 degrees. If it interferes with sexual activity, it needs correction. Assessment is required for Peyr...  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 variation with...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about the curvature of my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a curvature towards left in my penis. As far as I can remember, I have it from the beginning. I just want to know if this curvature is normal. Since six months, I have mild pain in the head of the penis. The pain is not constant. It pains now and goes away in some time and the...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, you have a curvature on the left. It is mild, not severe. If you do not have any problem in sex then there is nothing to worry. Since you have it from the starting, it is called...  Read Full »

My penis is slightly curved, and I doubt it would cause pain during sex, as in Peyronie's disease. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a curved penis and would like to know if sex would be painful for a curved penis? Based on many figures and diagrams I have read on Peyronie’s disease, I cannot say whether my penis matches that level of the bend. However, it is not straight either, so I wanted your input. I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Peyronie's disease is different from the natural bend of the penis. Your penis is bent naturally and is seen in most adult males. This will not cause any impact on sexual intercourse. In Peyronie's disease, the abrupt bend is seen in the penis primarily due to fibrotic...  Read Full »

Is my penis slightly bend to the left because of Peyronie's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I believe that I have had peyronie's disease for one and a half months, as I have noticed that my penis bends slightly to the left. I do not have problems with urination. Also, I am not on any medications and do not have a history of related problems. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Bending of the penis to one side does not conclude peyronie's disease. Do you have any palpable lump along the shaft of the penis? If yes, kindly send me a picture depicting the same. Also, is there a history of d...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for my penis that curves to the left when erect?

Query: Hello doctor, My penis curves to the left side when it erects. It is not painful. It is just curved to the left side completely. What is the medication that you suggest?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Sardar Narayankar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a normal variation. A correction is only required when it causes a painful erection or an interference with intercourse. Otherwise, you need not worry about it. For further questions consult an internal medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

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 S. R

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 »

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 »

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