Penile curvature is a common condition, affecting about 1 in 5 men. It is usually mild and does not cause any problems. However, in some cases, the curvature can be severe enough to cause pain or difficulty during sex.
The most common cause of penile curvature is Peyronie’s disease. Peyronie’s disease is a condition that causes scar tissue to form in the penis. This scar tissue can cause the penis to curve or bend, usually during an erection.
Other possible causes of penile curvature include:
- Congenital penile curvature (present from birth)
- Injury to the penis
- Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and connective tissue disorders
If you have penile curvature, it is important to see a doctor to determine the cause and to discuss treatment options. Treatment for penile curvature will depend on the underlying cause and the severity of the curvature.
In most cases, mild penile curvature does not require treatment. However, if the curvature is severe or is causing problems, there are a number of treatment options available, including:
Penile curvature, often associated with Peyronie’s disease, is not an uncommon condition, but its prevalence can vary among different populations. Estimates suggest that Peyronie’s disease affects approximately 1% to 8% of men, with some studies suggesting higher rates in older age groups.