Why is my penis bent?
Most men do not have perfectly straight penises. For some, the curvature is minimal and does not affect their lives. For others, even a slightly bent penis can affect them psychologically or inhibit their ability to enjoy penetrative sexual activity. If this is a concern for you, it is advisable to seek treatment for your condition and consult our specialist doctors. The first step of this treatment is to determine the reasons for this curvature and also the extent of concern that this causes you.
One thing that all patients should remember is that irrespective of the cause and severity of the curvature, there is an effective treatment that will lead to a straight and functioning penis.
Men may be born with a curved penis, a condition called congenital penile curvature, or the condition may develop abruptly due to Peyronie’s disease. The prevalence of congenital curvature and Peyronie’s in the population is around 9% although recent studies suggest potential higher numbers.
The causes of both congenital curvature and Peyronie’s have not been determined exactly but it is hypothesised that the onset of Peyronie’s disease might be triggered by small injuries to the penis shaft during intercourse. Such small injuries are very common and most patients do not notice these nor do they go on to develop penis curvature. However, for some men, these small injuries will lead to the formation of plaques on the erection mechanism (corpora cavernosa) of the penis, which in turn through mechanical stress, will gradually lead to penis curvature. In congenital curvature no such plaque is present and the curvature occurs because of deformities in the penile anatomy present from birth because one side of the penis is longer than the other.
What treatment options are there for a bent penis?
The treatment options will depend on whether you suffer from congenital penile curvature or from Peyronie’s disease. We have dedicated web pages for both conditions with a detailed overview of the diagnosis and treatment options for each type of penile curvature. For more information, click on the links below:
I am suffering from a incontinence, what should I do next?
If you believe you are suffering from a lack of bladder control and it causes you significant concern we advise you to see a specialist urologist/andrologist.
Our doctors have vast experience treating this condition and our clinic is an international referral centre for patients looking for treatment. We would be happy to review your case and treat you in our clinic.