Peyronies Pictures: Bent or Curved Penis and other Distortions

What does Peyronie’s disease look like – Pictures of Peyronies disease curved penis

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Peyronies pictures showing various types of curved penis deformity, found at the bottom of this page, present graphic male nudity. These Peyronie’s pictures are presented for educational purposes to anyone interested in learning what does Peyronie’s disease look like. Yet, these pictures of Peyronie’s disease are not intended to assist in making a diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease. Just because you have a curved penis does not mean you have Peyronies.  You might not need Peyronie’s treatment even if you have a curved penis.

These Peyronies pictures are offered to encourage prompt medical attention and a doctor’s opinion about your problem. Hopefully, after viewing these Peyronies pictures you will feel perhaps relieved you are not so bad off if you find a penis that is bent greater than yours. For more information, Progression of Peyronie’s Disease.  Peyronies pictures or in this case a Peyronie's disease drawing of bottleneck deformity caused by a ring of Peyronie's plaque material at mid-shaft

Understandably, in the early stages of Peyronie’s disease men are very worried about small – and sometimes large – changes in their penis. They often use the internet for information to learn what does Peyronie’s disease look like. They want to see a Peyronies picture for comparison or just to see how bad the bent penis can become.  At that time you can make a decision about Peyronie’s treatment that will be grounded more on fact, and less on emotion.



Actual graphic pictures of Peyronie’s disease are shown below, FULL male nudity.


Peyronies pictures are here a Peyronie's disease drawing of an upward curved penis caused by Peyronie's plaque at upper surface close to pelvis

Pictures of Peyronies disease and the exact mechanism of penile curvature

Peyronie’s disease has been called an exaggeration of the wound healing process, during which one or more flat and irregular non-cancerous plaques or fibrous scars develop under the skin along the penile shaft. Not only do these scars frequently cause pain during erection, but depending on the number, size and location of scar tissue, the penis can be slightly to severely distorted or shortened during erection or not at all.

Imagine a balloon with a small piece of tape on it. If the balloon is inflated the tape will prevent full expansion, and it will be distorted. PD causes a similar mechanism of distortion in the penis. The normal penis expands and elongates evenly resulting in a straight erection. But in Peyronie’s disease, normal elastic tissue is replaced by rather hard plaque tissue that is not elastic. When a man with Peyronie’s has an erection the plaque does not expand, thus the curve or twist. The degree of curved penis related to Peyronie’s disease range from mild to severe; some are so mild as to be detected only on autopsy, while others are so severe that surgery is necessary to reduce painful distortion. The scar may range from a few millimeters or may encompass the entire shaft of the penis. Pain, hardened scar formation and/or distortion may develop slowly or appear overnight in PD. Angulation of the erect penis from 5°- 45° is not uncommon, and can be greater; deformities can advance beyond 90º and are described as “J”, “cane handle” and “corkscrew”.  Distortion or angulation of the non-erect penis is rare.

In a small percentage of cases with a milder form of the disease, inflammation may resolve without causing significant pain or permanent bending. Sexual difficulty and impotency also range from mild to severe, depending on the degree of deformity. In some extreme cases the scar may create a bottle-neck, collar-like, or hourglass-like distortion of the erect penis. The scar tissue may cause the penis to be limp or soft beyond the location of the nodule, leading to inability to have sexual intercourse. At the extreme, an erect penis may be so distorted (“J” or “corkscrew”) making intercourse impossible or at least extremely painful for both partners.

Click on “Peyronie’s Disease and a History Lesson” to completely change the way you think about Peyronie’s treatment.

Peyronies pictures showing – full male nudity to follow



 Peyronies pictures are often taken just prior to surgery; this one showing an acutely curved penis of approximagtely 90 degrees
Peyronie’s disease acute upward curved penis, prior to Peyronie’s surgery
 Peyronies pictures of left lateral penile curvature and constrictive ring deformity resulting in left leaning and hourglass close to body
 Peyronie’s disease with left lateral penile curvature and constrictive ring deformity causing hourglass close to body
 Peyronies pictures details shows how the disease can cause a wide constrictive ring to develop, resulting in a broad hourglass deformity
 Peyronie’s disease with wide mid-shaft constriction resulting in broad hourglass deformity – very weak and unstable
 Peyronies pictures often show subtle changes. Here is a wide constriction and filling defect on the right, resulting in broad hourglass deformity
 Peyronie’s disease with constriction and filling defect on the right, resulting in broad hourglass deformity – similar to deformity above, also weak and unstable
 Peyronies picture showing marked downward penile curvature
 Peyronie’s disease picture showing marked downward penile curvature
 Peyronies pictures commonly show a deformity pattern of an upward curved penis as a result of Peyronie's plaque formation
 Peyronie’s disease common deformity pattern of upward curved penis from dense Peyronie’s plaque formation on top surface of shaft

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Hopefully, these Peyronies pictures have been helpful in understanding this problem. Perhaps they can motivate you see your medical doctor, and then get busy with aggressive use of multiple conservative measures to improve your changes for your self-recovery.   See Peyronie’s Disease Treatment.

16 thoughts on “Peyronies Pictures: Bent or Curved Penis and other Distortions

  1. George Bogowicz says:

    Good Morning Dr. Herazy my Peyronie’s disease is very similar to the photo of slight left lateral with constrictive ring causing hourglass deformity close to body with a loss of over 2 -3 inches of length, for the life of me I am unable to pinpoint the scar tissue, your suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thank you

  2. Dr.Herazy says:

    Good morning to you, sir,

    It is fairly common for men to have difficulty locating their Peyronie’s disease scar; even MDs often cannot locate it easily or at all. This comes down to not either not having the experience to know what Peyronie’s disease scar tissue feels like, or feeling it but not having the confidence to know that what you are feeling is the scar material. Either way. this explanation should help you locate the offending scar that is causing your hourglass deformity.

    Knowing where your scar is located – although not always easy or obvious – is essential to effective Peyronie’s disease treatment. Finding and describing the PD scar is not a matter of curiosity; you MUST know about the scar in as great detail as possible in order to know if you are making actual progress or not as a result of using whatever treatment you are applying in your self-care program. If you do not know whether you scar is or is not responding to care, you are guessing with your treatment. Guessing leads to poor or no progress against the enemy that is the Peyronie’s disease scar. You must not guess, you must know.

    Before I go into this subject in some detail, I must remind you that the PD scar is best located while the penis is soft or flaccid – meaning not erect. This will be true 99% of the time, so don’t bother to try to locate your scar tissue unless you are flaccid. While some men have Peyronie’s disease nodules that are best described as “beans’ or “peas,” these are seldom difficult to locate and not the subject of this discussion. You see, not all PD scar shapes are this dense and well-defined; many tend to be flat, soft and often larger than what is expected. Sometimes these large scars actually tend to pose the greatest problem to locate. So for this reason if you are having a problem locating your penile scar, it is probably a good idea to shift your thinking and anticipation in this direction: You probably should be not be looking for a “pea,” which is small but has height; instead you might be better served looking for a “postage stamp” – maybe even a large postage stamp – which is flat and has margins that are sometimes difficult to locate. Changing the mental image of what you are looking for sometimes makes all the difference in the world in locating this tissue.

    Peyronie’s disease “scars” or plaques are quiet variable. Some men have an obvious scar and others cannot find one if their life depended on it. Often, when a scar is not found, but there is still pain and bending or any kind of recent penile distortion, a diagnosis of PD can still be made. This is so, because the scar that is causing the pain or bending is either:
    1. So small – it cannot be found
    2. So very soft – it blends into the other tissue and cannot be detected
    3. So deep – it cannot be reached or felt easily
    4. So large and flat – that the edges are not easily determined, almost like trying to find the edge of a roll of plastic wrap. When it is a large scar – as many of them are – it is something that is so close to you that you do not see it because you are looking far away and cannot see what is under your nose
    5. So greatly different than what you think it is going to feel like that you miss it only because it does not meet your image of what it will be like
    6. The doctor’s lack of ability, experience or concern when he does the scar examination – that he simply misses what is actually there if he was better at this kind of thing – yes, I know, it is difficult to imagine but it is true.

    Usually, when a scar is NEVER found it is because of a combination of two or more of these factors – deep and small, or soft, large and flat, or deep, soft and doctor error, and so on. From my experience with those who have an extremely difficult time locating their scar, it seems that #4 (so large and flat) or #5 (so different than what you expect) are the reasons for failure to locate the scar. Keep this in mind when you search your landscape trying to locate the scar.

    Your primary Peyronie’s disease scar will be located at the lowest or deepest point of the bend, curve or distortion you have. It will be found at or near the deepest or most curved area of your bend or dent formation or bottle neck or hour-glass deformity. It will be on the CONCAVE side of the bend or in the deepest part of whatever type of distortion you might have. The CONCAVE side of the bend is the side that is folded or bent over, or you might say it is the lower or bottom side of the rainbow. The opposite of the concave side is the CONVEX side. The CONVEX side of the bend is the side that is arched over or curved up, or you might say it is the upper or top side of the rainbow. Ultimately, if you have PD you must begin the search with the attitude the scar is there, and it is only waiting to be found. Do not start with a negative attitude; you want to have a sense of high anticipation that it will be found within the next few seconds – this will help keep your senses alert. You should use as many different tactics as you can to find your Peyronie’s disease scar(s) because having a good knowledge of your scar situation will help your treatment effort. The CONCAVE side is where the primary scar is located. If you have any scar located away from the concave side, it is not your current primary scar. For the most part you will want to evaluate all scars you can locate for changes in the size, shape, density and surface features, but when you work to stretch a scar using the PDI gentle manual penis stretching method it is more efficient and effective to only work with the primary scar found at the concavity of the distortion. So when you are looking around to locate you scar you really should be looking only in that small area that is at the concavity of the bend when you are erect. Once you have that one located it will easier to find others if they are also present.

    It seems to be more common for a man to have multiple scars, than just one. Men have told me they have found 6-8 internal scars. I had 3-4 scars when I treated my own Peyronie’s disease problem. Therefore, when you find the 1st one continue looking for more and you will probably find them. Although I mentioned looking for a postage stamp sized scar earlier, Peyronie’s disease scars are not regular or evenly shaped; they often do not have straight sides or 90 degree corners. They are usually very irregular and odd shaped. Think of the shape of the state of Florida or Idaho or Maine (which are irregular) – not like Colorado or Wyoming (which are very square and regular).

    Perhaps your expectations of what a scar should feel like is the actual problem; you might be locating and feeling the scar, but you do not realize it. Try to think in terms of your scar being much larger than you have previously imagined. Allow yourself to mentally expand the size of the scar you are looking for. Meaning, if you were looking for a “pea” before, start looking for a “peanut” size structure or even larger like a postage stamp. This changes your methods and your outlook about what you can detect.

    It seems that lately I have many men reporting that their scars are as large as the length of the shaft, and some are narrow while others are wider. Image your scar is that large. If you are looking for a pea-sized scar it will prevent you from easily finding something much larger like a postage stamp.

    Do not be discouraged if the scar you have is large since it does not seem that the size has much to do with difficulty or time required to eliminate it. Larger Peyronie’s disease scars can take just as long as smaller scars to treat.

    Try this: forget about finding a “scar.” Just try to find something – anything – within the mass of erectile tissue that feels unlike the other tissue. Find something that is unlike the rest of your penis. When you find it, mark its location with a marker pen or something that will stay on the tissue for a day or two. Go back each day to that area and re-think what you are feeling. You are trying to see if it becomes easier to make sense of it. It could be that you have an unreasonable expectation of what a “scar” should feel like, and you are missing what is really rather obvious only because your expectation is wrong. Really, how could you know what a PD scar feels like if you have never had to do this before? Trouble locating the scar is a common problem.

    PDI has much success with the methods we present to you. Just because your doctor could not locate your scar does not mean it is not there. And it definitely does not mean that you cannot find it just because he can’t. As so many men with Peyronie’s disease finally come to understand, you must take control of your situation and begin to get well on your own. A large part of being in control of your treatment is to have a vivid image of the scar physical qualities in your mind.

    Since 2002 I have worked with many thousands of men with Peyronie’s disease, some mild and some severe cases, some just a few months and several that were more than 10 years old. I had a significant PD problem until I cured my condition using the procedures found in the book I wrote and the same Alternative Medicine ideas as on the website. You will not feel like a victim once you start working to improve your health and immune response against the presence of this foreign tissue.

    If this Peyronie’s disease instruction still does not help you locate your scar tissue, please contact me personally through the PDI website. TRH Peyronie’s disease

  3. Shaun says:

    When peyronie’s disease affects a man, small penis size does not have much to do with difficulty he will have or the degree of curvature or the time it takes to develop.

  4. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Shaun,

    I tend to agree with your observation about Peyronie’s disease, although the smaller the initial penis size the more a loss of length and girth will affect him. Peyronie’s disease is a big problem no matter how big or small a man might be. TRH

  5. Darryl says:

    I’M 54 year’s old I have a curved penis too about a year now . what can I do about it . is it peyronie’s disease ? it used to be straight out when my dick was hard now goes crooked to the left . do I need to go see a doctor about the problem?

  6. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Daryl,

    Yes, see a doctor to determine if you have Peyronie’s disease or not.

    Once you have a diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease you must decide if you want to use surgery, drugs or Alternative Medicine to treat your problem.

    After doing this work with Peyronie’s disease since 2002 we have developed a treatment protocol that is rather specific and tested by many thousands of men. The PDI treatment approach different because it consists of combining several Alt Med therapies and using them at the same time. Our men report back 8-10 successes (from moderate to great) for every one failure. That is an impressive rate of success for a stubborn problem that drives the MDs crazy. If penis surgery sounds like an extreme idea then perhaps you should consider a conservative non-surgical approach first. In all the years that we have worked with men to help them them with their Peyronie’s disease, we have not received one report of recurrence after the problem has self-healed. TRH

  7. Peter henshaw says:

    I think i have peyronie’s disease my penis is thick as it was then bends to the left and upwards and have lost i think 2_ 3 inches of length after the bend it is softer and thin please can u help me

  8. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Peter,

    You must first go to a doctor to determine if you have Peyronie’s disease. You must also determine how you want to help yourself. Some men decide to use drugs and surgery because they think that is the best way to get help, but others decide to first try to help themselves heal their Peyronie’s disease because they do not like the side effects of medical care or they want to avoid the dangers of surgery. If you decide to use the natural treatment methods of PDI you must first read how it is done and make an informed decision.

    PDI has been around since 2002 offering an Alt Med treatment protocol that is rather specific and tested by many thousands of men. By combining the various Alt Med therapies you see on this website our users report 8-10 successes in reducing their PD (from moderate to great) for every one failure. We believe this is an impressive rate of success for a stubborn problem that does not get great results to standard medical care. By combining various natural Alt Med therapies many men do a better job of self-healing in many cases. Its really as simple as that. With continued feedback from men like you perhaps we will see even higher rates of success, and come to understand natural Peyronie’s disease treatment even better.

    Good luck to you in regard to Peyronie’s disease. TRH

  9. Steve Clancy says:

    I definitely have Peyronie’s disease, Dr Herazy and I’m one of the small percentile that has pain whilst erect and flaccid, unfortunately. I’ve been looking for answers and non-surgical treatment information for months now, so your site has been a very welcome find!!!

    I have some complications when it comes to the use of vitamins when treating the scar tissue, which I have found and would describe it as deep, quite thick, wide and tough!

    I have a genetic condition where my body produces and retains too much iron, stored mainly in the liver but also in and around other organs. So I cannot use anything that may add to this excess, for example the vitamins which the body then turns into iron.

    Can you suggest the best way to proceed please?



  10. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Steve,

    Pain occurs perhaps in over half of the cases of Peyronie’s disease, usually only when erect. I had the opposite reaction with my PD; pain only when flaccid. Very few men report essentially constant pain, and this is often mild although the pain can sometimes be severe. Peyronie’s disease pain is just one area of symptom variability, there are many others.

    You will not find that the body can turn a vitamin into iron; it does not happen that way. The body might use one or more different vitamins in the metabolic pathway in which iron is involved, but not that iron is created from something else.

    The best way to proceed with PDI Alt Med Peyronie’s disease treatment is to determine which plan you wish to use, or if you wish to use a plan at all — meaning you might decide to modify an existing plan you see. Please see . If you still have concerns about the best way to proceed please let me know.

    Peyronie’s disease is a difficult problem to treat, and with their frequent side effects and adverse reactions medication and surgery are not always the answer. PDI Alt Med treatment results are such that I get 8-10 reports of success (moderate to marked) for every one report of failure, when the man uses the products according to our time-tested protocol. When you place an order with PDI you will receive complete instructions how to use those products. Good luck with your Peyronie’s disease. TRH

  11. Steve Clancy says:

    Hi Doctor,

    Thanks for the very swift reply to my Peyronie’s disease question, it is much appreciated!

    Yes the issue is anything that the body uses to metabolize iron and/or the combined building blocks. Thankfully it’s easy to treat THAT problem! This issue with my penis is proving far more problematic.
    Is there any way to private message you, so I can discuss the additional complex issues that my strange genes and other complications, before I make my choice about Peyronie’s disease treatment.

    Thanks once again.

    Best regards

  12. Rob A says:

    Hi Doctor, I have been diagnosed with peyronie’s disease with curvature to left of approx 30% bend starting at 3 inches from top of shaft as well as 40% vertical bend upward starting about 2 inches out from base. I experience more pain/burning when in flaccid state which can extend to my testicles. Burning seems to be worse at base on each side. This seems worse when laying down or sitting for extended periods. Sleeping for longer than 2-3 hours is rare. The 30% bend to the left is visible when in a flaccid state and if i don’t try to correct curve when urinating i have burning in shaft post urinating for some minutes. I had onset of peyronie’s disease symptoms eighteen months post-radical nerve sparing prostectomy. Up until that time i had no symptoms though full erections did not return until twelve months post-operation. Post-surgery rehab was after six weeks. Cialis 5 mg daily with VED Pump then 1-2 weekly Viagra 50mg after six months. I am currently on Oxypenitfylline 400mg X2 and Cialis 5mg daily. I am concerned that pain/burning symptoms are mostly when member is in flaccid state which doesn’t seem to be the usual reported situation. I am also concerned what will be the final outcome (what will i be left with) of the onset of peyronie’s disease.
    Thanks, Rob

  13. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Rob A,

    Peyronie’s disease pain while flaccid does occur, but less commonly than pain while erect. When I dealt with my own PD many years ago I also had pain only when flaccid, never when erect.

    Most things about Peyronie’s disease are rather variable and pain is one of them. However, loss of sleep due to pain is much less common; usually PD pain is only mild to moderate and does not interrupt sleep. Given your history of prostate disease I speculate that much of your past and current pain and burning over the broad area you describe is more likely to originate from your prostate gland than from your Peyronie’s disease. The prostate is well known to refer pain to the lower pelvic and genital area. Having said that, perhaps your pain is so pervasive because it is a combination of two problems.

    It seems to be increasingly common for men to report the onset of Peyronie’s disease after prostate surgery. Please refer to several PDI articles about how this might occur as a result of trauma during hasty and aggressive catheterization.

    Peyronie’s disease is initially progressive for the first year or two, and then becomes stable or perhaps continues a long period of slow decline; again the variability I mentioned. Anyone in your situation should consider doing all that he can to attempt to enhance and support the body’s natural ability to heal. Half of the men who get Peyronie’s disease will self-cure it without any outside intervention or treatment; it just goes away because the immune system repairs the damage.

    The Peyronie’s Disease Institute is devoted to the finding better ways to help men self-heal their PD. PDI works with Alt Med in ways that no one else does. This can result in some rather nice changes in PD in a fair percent of cases when men follow the instructions we provide. Since 2002 I have seen that 8-10 men report moderate to marked improvement of their Peyronie’s disease when using the PDI concepts for every one report of failure. Please review the natural treatment concepts on this site. You might be able to do something for your Peyronie’s disease. TRH

  14. Edward Young says:

    Doctor, I am a 56 year old male who has had a downward curve on my penis for at least 30 years. It is not a major curve, (perhaps 20 percent) but uncomfortable to most women. I saw a urologist a few years ago and he would not completely diagnose it as Peyronie’s disease. He reported to find a mild scar when feeling for it. I recognize it is nowhere near as severe as many of your clients. Sex is not painful for me. It IS awkward and discouraging for me when I am with women. What are your suggestions?

  15. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Edward,

    Peyronie’s disease is best judged by how much it impacts the lives of the people who must deal with it. A severe distortion that does not alter the physical and emotional lives of the people involved can be addressed as a minor problem, while a minor distortion that wracks the people involved physically and emotionally is a major problem.

    Since the concern you express is more related to sexual intercourse i suggest that you read my book, “Peyronie’s Disease and Sex.” This is the only book of its kind, filled with a wealth of information and practical suggestions for those men with problems as you have described. Learning about Peyronie’s disease will help you to deal with the women in your life who must also deal with your curvature. A little knowledge goes a long way.

    I am confused by the urologist who located your PD scar tissue, knew of your 20-30 degree bend you were not born with, and yet did not diagnose your problem as Peyronie’s disease. Perhaps there were other issues involved.

    So you do not only consider the sexual aspect of Peyronie’s disease, I suggest you also consider treatment of your problem that might reduce the PD fibrous tissue and therefore reduce the degree of penis curvature. For every 8-10 men who report moderate to marked success treating their Peyronie’s disease with the PDI Alt Med concepts, there is only one who fails; not bad. Please consider doing something to help yourself. TRH

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