Having a bent penis is more common than we imagine. In some cases the tortuosity is soft and does not stop the man from having sex, and also it does not bring any kind of embarrassment. But when the curvature has reached a critical stage it is necessary to make a treatment to straighten the penis, if it is not well treated it can get worse and cause sexual and psychological problems.
Whatever the case is, a common question among men: why does the penis become bent? This answer I'll be given you in this post, but before proceeding any further, it’s important to know that the curvature can be either genetic or acquired.
UNDERSTANDING THE PENILE CURVATURE
First of all it is crucial to keep in mind that the penile curvature can only be noticed during erection, when the tissues are fully stretched, because it has an important influence in the shape of the penis. The desirable situation is when they have the same elasticity.
Congenital Penile Curvature or Peyronie's Disease?
It means that one side of the penis is smaller than the other, causing a pull when the penis is erect, giving it a tortuosity to the sides, up or even down. This is one of the most common types of congenital curvature and many young men suffer from it, as they take time to seek medical help.
On the other hand, there are situations in which the man is born with a straight penis, or with a slight curvature, and acquires a greater tortuosity due to some trauma in the penile tissue. It can be caused by a shock during sexual intercourse or by various microcracks, either in the tunica albuginea or in deep penile membranes.
In this case it is possible that the man has developed the Peyronie's Disease, which must be monitored and treated properly to avoid complications.
When the patient comes to me to treat Peyronie's Disease, the most common complaints are "My penis is getting bent" or "My penis suddenly buckled." Frightened by what happened, the man instantly searches the internet for as much information as possible about the causes of this phenomenon and how to reverse the curved penis. Be sure that I am here to assist you in this process.
PEYRONIE'S DISEASE CAUSES
When the patient comes to me to treat Peyronie's Disease, the most common complaints are "My penis is getting bent" or "My penis suddenly buckled." Frightened by what is happening, the man instantly searches the internet for as much information as possible about the causes of this phenomenon and how to reverse the curved penis. Be sure that I'm here to help with this process.
In most cases, Peyronie's disease is linked to some erection problem, which may be associated with advanced age, hormonal issues or other conditions that can disrupt blood flow within the penis.
It turns out that the poor quality of the erection predisposes to the occurrence of traumas and microtraumas during sexual intercourse, causing the formation of fibrosis and deformities in the penis. Due to this fibrosis, formed by a plaque or lump, the penile membrane becomes less elastic, increasing the curvature in the penis, often also followed by a thinning or decreasing size.
Studies has also shown that Peyronie Disease can occur in patients who have predisposition or heredity in the formation of scars, the plaque responsible for curving the penis.
Whether in the case of Congenital Curved Penis or Peyronie's Disease, a urologist care is primordial to identify the stage of curvature and the ideal treatment. It is necessary to have a surgery, but there are some cases of Peyronie's disease in which the treatment only with medication is possible.
But if the penile curvature bothers you and you have been with it for some time, I suggest that you go to a specialist doctor for a face-to-face assessment. Request a consultation schedule on the button below or report your case so we can assist you.
Dr. Paulo Egydio
MD, PhD, Referência Mundial no Tratamento da Doença de Peyronie, Pênis Curvo e Implante de Próteses Penianas. Doutor em Urologia pela USP, CRM 67482.