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Curvature Of The Penis

Overview

Curvature of the penis is the term indicating the abnormal bending of the penis during erection. This disease is also called Peyronie’s disease. This disease is commonly seen in males in the range of 40-60 years old.


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Causes

Fibrous scar tissues are generally seen to develop under the skin of the penis in the Peyronie’s disease. Though, the cause of the development of this scar tissue is idiopathic in nature. Curvature of penis is also seen to be associated with Dupuytren’s contracture. It is seen that the patients suffering from curvature of the penis has immune cell markers, which also indicates that the disease is hereditary. The conditions where the newborns have curvature of penis are different from the Peyronie’s disease.


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Signs & Symptoms

The patient suffering from the curvature of the penis has the following symptoms:-

  • The patient suffers from the bending of the penis during erection.
  • The penis may also get narrowed during erection.
  • The patient may also suffer from pain during erection.
  • The patient may suffer from penetration problem during intercourse.
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Prevention

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Treatments
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There are several ways of treating this disease. Corcosteroid injections may be injected into the fibrous band of the tissues of the penis. An oral pill by the name of Potaba may also be administered to the patient of curvature of penis. Radiation therapy is yet another of the treatments of choice. Lithotripsy shock wave treatment may also be done to treat this diseased condition. Verapamil, a medicine to treat high blood pressure, is also administered as a drug of choice. Vitamin E supplements are also recommended to treat this disease. Surgery is the last option if all the other methods of treatment fail. Surgery can make the patient impotent, hence it should be performed only if all the other methods fail completely and the patient is unable to participate in the intercourse.

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