My Penis is Curved

How to straighten a penis

What a shock when you realize, “My penis is curved.  How did that happen, and what is going on down there?"  And the most important question to Google, "How to straighten my penis?”

While there are several other causes of a curved penis to suddenly happen, the most common one, and the most difficult one to deal with is Peyronie’s disease.   Peyronie’s disease is a condition that occurs in about 6-10% of men over the age of 40 (although it can affect teenagers and men in their early 20s) in which a dense and thick mass of fibrous tissue, called a Peyronie’s plaque or scar, is found within the tunica albuginea layer on the inside of the penis.  The presence of a nodule or band of fibrous tissue under the skin of the penis will prevent the normal expansion of the chambers of the penis during an erection.  This causes the erection to be distorted resulting in a curve, bend, hinge, hourglass or bottleneck distortion.

To assist you to determine if you have PD, please visit Peyronie’s symptoms and check out some of the Peyronie’s pictures of curved penis.  It is necessary for anyone who thinks he might have Peyronie’s disease to go to his doctor to have a complete examination so an accurate diagnosis can be made. Do not make the mistake to think you can self-diagnose this problem.

It is important to remember that the problem of Peyronie’s disease is not that you have a curved penis.  The problem is actually the Peyronie’s scar that is present within the deep tissue of the tunica albuginea causing incomplete filling of the penile chambers, resulting in the curved penis that got your attention.  For this reason any treatment that is directed solely at trying to make the penis straight without removing or eliminating the PD plaque will not be successful.

While the Peyronie’s Disease Institute does not take a position against Peyronie’s surgery, we feel too many men resort to penis surgery far too soon before trying conservative treatment.   If a man knows he has Peyronie’s disease he should also know the problem is that his body produced excessive scar tissue or plaque in response to a small injury or inflammation of the deep penile tissue layer.  What does he assume will happen to that same tissue when a surgeon cuts that same tissue and also tugs on it, stretches it, and put stitches into it during the course of Peyronie’s surgery?  There is a very good chance that more excessive scar tissue will result.  This is why many urologists and surgeons take a position against all Peyronie’s surgery.

Since 2002 the Peyronie’s Disease Institute has educated men about the use of Alternative Medicine to assist the body to heal the Peyronie’s plaque.  Fifty percent of men naturally recover from Peyronie’s disease without any help or outside intervention; the problem just goes away on its own like any other health problem should.  Our approach is to assist each man to enable his body to heal naturally like those in that lucky 50% group.

So if you are one of us who has said in shock, “My penis is curved,” you now know what to do about it.  Learn more about Peyronie’s disease treatment with Alternative Medicine. Another good source of information is the Peyronie’s Disease Handbook.

Pictures of Peyronie’s Disease – Curved Penis

What does Peyronie’s disease look like?  Pictures of Peyronie’s disease

Pictures of Peyronie’s disease and the classic curved penis appear at the bottom of this page.  They will educate anyone interested in this terrible problem. Peyronie’s pictures are graphic full male nudity, presented for educational purposes.

Few men ever learn about problem before developing it. Even fewer know the full details of it. Men do not understand the full consequences of PD and degree of penis curvature possible, until it is too late. Thus, there is a tendency to underestimate Peyronie’s disease. Seeing pictures of Peyronie’s disease will clarify the problem.

Without fully understanding Peyronie’s disease, it is easy enough to avoid the image of their bent penis. The uninformed quickly accept the standard medical treatment to do absolutely nothing for PD in its early stages. It is easy to do nothing. They falsely assume non-treatment means Peyronie’s disease is a minor health problem.  Consequently, they do not take Peyronie’s disease seriously enough. Unfortunately, this avoidance allows the PD to worsen.

Importance of pictures of Peyronie’s disease

Most cases of Peyronie’s disease start with a small penis curvature.  It is easy to assume a small problem will stay “just a little curve, hardly noticeable.”  For a lucky few, the distortion starts small and stays small. However, for most the curve starts small and slowly worsens, perhaps more painful, and a bigger problem in life.  For 10-20% of men with PD, the curve or distortion eventually results in total loss of sexual function. At this point, most men resort to surgical correction.  For a discussion, click Peyronie’s disease surgery.

If Peyronie’s disease is causing sexual problems for you, get helpful information.  To learn a better way, click here for “Peyronie’s Disease and Sex.

Peyronie’s Pictures: an Education and Wake-Up Call

It is important to understand and verify the nature of the Peyronie’s disease problem.  Men are shocked to see actual pictures of Peyronie’s disease for the first time.  It can be a real wake-up call.

Do not use these Peyronie’s pictures to make a self-diagnosis. PD is more than a curved penis.  Moreover, pictures cannot guide Peyronie’s disease treatment. These pictures of Peyronie’s disease should encourage prompt medical attention about any recent penis changes that might be PD.  Bear in mind, every man is a unique individual with unique physical characteristics.  These differences even extend to the appearance of the penis in health and disease. For this reason, do not think your penis must look like any of these to qualify for Peyronie’s disease.

Sometimes a normal penis has a curve.  Not all curved penises indicate Peyronie’s disease.  Therefore, only a physician can accurately diagnose this problem.

Understand what you will see

Before viewing these pictures of Peyronie’s disease, please review what causes these dramatic penile curves and distortions.

Peyronie’s disease is an exaggeration of the wound healing process.  Thus, in PD it is common to find one or more flat benign (non-cancerous) fibrous plaques or scars anywhere along the shaft of the penis. Usually there are only one or two scars, but multiple scars do occur.

These scars stop full expansion of the penis during erection.  Consequently, various degrees and patterns of bending and distortion result. Depending on the number, size and location of scar tissue, the penis responds in different ways.As a result, the penis can be curved, distorted, shortened, twisted, and painful, or combinations of any or all of these.

Pictures of Peyronie’s disease showing the erect penis from 5°- 45° are common and sometimes 90º or more. Sexual difficulty and impotency also range from mild to severe, depending on the degree of curved penis deformity.

Sure, the bent penis of Peyronie’s disease gets your attention.  However, PD is really all about the scar below the surface. Without that scar, there is no Peyronie’s disease.  For this reason, PDI puts so much attention on knowing the size, shape, density and surface features of the PD scar.  It is far more important to know about your PD scar, than to take pictures of your curved penis.

Graphic pictures of  Peyronie’s disease

Peyronie's Disease downward penile curvature - unusual
Above, Peyronie’s Disease downward penile curvature. Rather uncommon.
Peyronie's Disease hourglass deformity in lower one-third
Hourglass deformity of Peyronie’s Disease, plus slight penile curvature.
Peyronie's Disease upward penile curvature - common
Upward penile curvature closer to glans (head) – rather common form of Peyronie’s disease.
Peyronie's Disease upward penile curvature closer to glans (head) -<br /> rather common
Above, Peyronie’s Disease upward penile curvature. Very common.
Peyronie's Disease bottleneck deformity with lateral penile<br /> curvature to left - common
Bottleneck deformity of Peyronie’s disease with lateral penile curvature to left.  Rather common.
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Above, 90 degree Peyronie’s disease bend to right.

Hopefully, these pictures of Peyronie’s disease will help you to understand your situation.  They can motivate you to see your medical doctor.

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