Can a curved penis be normal?
One of the common questions I am asked is if a lifelong curved penis could be Peyronie’s disease. The fast answer is that not all penile curvature or bends are abnormal, or even a problem. If you have had a bent penis all your life it is probably not PD.
To help readers make sense of the situation, a longer answer is that a curved penis might indicate Peyronie’s disease under these two basic situations:
- Curved penis that occurs with other signs and symptoms:
A. Pain – the pain of Peyronie’s disease can be variable
ii. Only when erect
iii. Only when non-erect
B. Nodule or chord of fibrous tissue (Peyronie’s plaque) present somewhere under the surface of the shaft, usually located on the concave side of the curved penis C. Penile curvature, bend or distortion not present earlier
D. Loss of sexual function
- Sudden appearance of penile distortion or bend that was not present earlier in life
Causes of a normally curved penis
Everyone has some degree of difference or asymmetry between one side of the body and the other. I can just about be 100% certain that if you looked into a mirror you would notice not one, but many, differences in the appearance of your face:
- One eye shaped differently than the other.
- Wrinkles around the mouth or eyes that are different on one side of the face than the other.
- Nose and nostrils not even on the face.
- Mouth crooked.
- Center of chin not lined up with the tip of the nose or the space between the eyes.
- Ears shaped differently.
- Cheek bones not curved the same.
While all of this relates to the face, but can also be said of the hands, feet, legs, abdomen – or penis. All parts of our body demonstrate slight irregularities and imperfections that make us human. These are the small and unimportant things that make us unique individuals.
Inside the penis are three long tubular chambers that contain erectile tissue – one corpora spongiosa and two corpora cavernosa. If there is any difference in the length, width or straightness of these three chambers it will result in an erection that is curved or imbalanced in some way.
When a small boy first notices his erections he accepts them for what they are. Later he begins to question and wonder if he is as good as other people, and does not like being different from other people who he assumes are all perfect. Don’t allow a curved penis to become more than what it is.
It would be a good idea to have your curved penis evaluated by a doctor who has experience in this area if you also have recently started to have pain, a nodule or mass of fibrous tissue, and/or reduced sexual ability.
Your curved penis may or may not be Peyronie’s disease, therefor this diagnosis is always best left to the experts.
Visit the Peyronie’s Disease Institute website for information about the Peyronie’s disease natural treatments.