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.

Peyronie’s Symptoms

Do I have Peyronie’s disease?

When someone asks about Peyronie’s disease symptoms they usually want to know if they have Peyronie’s disease.   This is a diagnosis that is not always easy to make, since the actual signs and symptoms of Peyronie’s disease can be tricky at times.

In order to answer this question it is first important to remember that a symptom is something a person feels or experiences inside, meaning it is subjective. A symptom is what someone experiences as a result or during an illness, injury or disease.  Symptoms can include chills, Peyronie’s pain, shaking, shivering, nausea, or dizziness.  Symptoms are reported by the patient to help a doctor diagnose a problem.

In the case of Peyronie’s symptoms the only subjective finding would be the penile pain that can be variable; pain can be felt constantly, only when erect, only when non-erect or only when flaccid.  In addition this pain can be extremely mild, very severe, or something between. Because the Peyronie’s pain is not always present – and is sometimes totally absent – it is not always a reliable way to make a diagnosis of PD.

You might say a sign is the opposite of a symptom.  A sign is an outward or obvious physical indicator or manifestation of illness, injury or disease.  In this way it is said that a sign is objective, since it is always something that another person can detect, measure in some way or see that helps to make a diagnosis.  Some common signs are rapid pulse, elevated body temperature, low blood pressure, bleeding, a rash or open wound, bruising, to name but a few.

In the case of Peyronie’s disease, there are only a few signs or outward findings that are used to make a diagnosis.  These signs can be just as variable as the Peyronie’s pain, such as the elusive Peyronie’s plaque or scar, a curved penis or some other distortion, and impotence or  reduced sexual ability.  Because each of these Peyronie’s signs are also not always present – and can be sometimes totally absent – it is not always a simple or easy thing to make this diagnosis.

Very often only a few Peyronie’s symptoms and signs are available to make a diagnosis, with perhaps the most common being some type of curved penis or distortion.

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Peyronie's Symptoms

Peyronie's disease symptoms

Peyronie’s disease symptoms can be extremely variable.  In fact, one of the things that make these  symptoms so difficult to put together into a diagnosis or Peyronie's symptoms is the different presentation of this problem from one man to another. For this reason, Peyronie's disease treatment is difficult.  Even pictures of Peyronie’s disease that show what the condition can look like, are also variable.

This is why the Peyronie’s Disease Institute has worked for almost a decade to determine the best possible way to diagnose and treat this problem that often eludes effective care.

Because of the wide variety of Peyronie’s symptoms, Peyronies treatment can be variable when using Alternative medicine.

Peyronie’s symptoms of importance

The onset of Peyronies disease symptoms can be sudden or slow, but most often will appear in less than a month after direct injury, sometimes taking just a few days to appear when injury is found to be the cause of onset.

The severity of Peyronie's symptoms can also be variable. Some men do not even know they have the problem because their Peyronie’s symptoms are so mild, while other men experience alarming Peyronie’s symptoms that they are unavoidable and shocking.

Two most typical Peyronie’s symptoms:

Distorted or curved penis

When the penis is erect, it is very common to have the Peyronie’s symptoms of a deformity or distortion caused by the presence of internal fibrous or “scar’ tissue within the tunica albuginea of the curved penis. The penis may be:

  • Bent, or curved, upward, the most common deformity, or bent down or to one side; not often in will bend down
  • Distorted into an “hourglass” appearance, with a narrow band around the erect shaft that is complete or partial
  • Distorted into an “bottleneck” appearance, in which the base of the penis remains fairly well erect and normal for the individual, but the area above and away from the base remains small and non-erect
  • Distorted into a “hinge,” “dent,” “ding,” “niche” effect, in which the penis when erect has a small but distinct area of non-filling making it appear to have a small portion that remains soft and non-erect.

Any of these Peyronies symptoms of curvature or other deformity may gradually worsen during the first six to 18 months. After a certain point, which is variable from man to man, the distortion will no longer worsen.

Pain as a Peyronie’s symptom

Pain most often occurs with an erection during the first six to 18 months after onset. However, pain associated with Peyronie's disease may present itself in many ways:

  • Only during an erection
  • Only when not erect (flaccid)
  • Only during an orgasm
  • Only when the penis is touched

Some men do not have any distortion or bend of the penis, or pain, making these two common Peyronie’s symptoms not totally reliable as a way to diagnose Peyronie’s disease.

Other common Peyronie’s disease symptoms

Scar tissue under the skin surface

The scar tissue, also known as a plaque, associated with Peyronie's disease can be felt below the surface of the skin of the penis as small elevated or flat beads, lumps, bands of slightly to greatly dense and hard tissue. Some of these are smooth or rough, with even or irregular edges. Some men can easily find their Peyronies scar and with other men it is never located even by a doctor.

Less common Peyronie’s disease symptoms

  • Distortion or bending while flaccid
  • Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction)
  • Loss of penile size by either shortening of the penis, or loss of girth or circumference, or both

For a more comprehensive discussion of Peyronie’s disease symptoms, go to the PDI website at Peyronie's disease natural treatments.