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It's common for the penis to curve slightly to the left or right when it's erect. But if you have a more significant bend in your penis this may cause pain, difficulty having sex, and/ or erectile dysfunction. These can sometimes be symptoms of Peyronie's disease, a condition caused by scar tissue, called plaque, that forms inside the penis. However, most men with Peyronie's disease can still have sex.
According to the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), Peyronie’s disease affects approximately one in every 16 men (6%), however many urologists believe it’s under-reported, possibly affecting as many as one in 10 men (10%). Most men affected are over the age of 40.
Many men don't need treatment, as they don't have pain or the condition doesn't affect their sexual function. The condition can sometimes improve without treatment. Various non-surgical treatments are available, including medicines and injections of steroids into the affected area. But there's limited evidence of their effectiveness. Surgery may involve:
- removing or cutting away the plaque and attaching a patch of skin or a vein to straighten the penis
- removing an area of the penis opposite the plaque to cancel out the bend (this can lead to a slight shortening of the penis)
- implanting a device to straighten the penis
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Peyronie's disease | Wikipedia
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Explanation of Peyronie's Disease | The Drs (USA) | 2 Dec 2016 | 3m 43s↑ Back to top