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The curvature of the penis, as well as its thinness and shortness, is included in the classification of penile deformities and can make sexual intercourse painful and even physically impossible for the patient as well as for the partner. Since many men with penile curvature are negatively affected psychologically and sexually due to this physical problem, treatment of penile curvature is mostly a necessity rather than a choice.

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When it comes to penile curvature, the first thing coming to mind is Peyronie's disease, which is seen in advanced ages, but there can also be congenital penile curvature! Therefore, penile curvature treatment processes need to be handled in two different ways: congenital penile curvature treatment and Peyronie's disease treatment.

However, as usual, I would first like to make a few remarks on the concept of penile curvature. I will share the answers to the most frequently asked questions such as “What is penile curvature?”, “What causes penile curvature?” and “Does penile curvature change over on its own?”.

What is Penile Curvature?

Penile curvature is a physical condition that can occur congenitally or with age, and is characterized by the bending of the penis down, right or left, preventing the erect penis from extending straight. But why?

What Causes Penile curvature?

Penile curvature can be seen congenitally or can occur in later ages. The causes of both conditions are different.

What is Congenital Curvature of the Penis? What are the Causes of Congenital Penile Curvature?

Congenital penile curvature is a congenital condition in boys. This penile anomaly, which can be noticed when the penis is hard in infancy, can also cause the urine to go crooked when children urinate standing up. It is important for parents to raise awareness of these specific symptoms so that they apply to urology and andrology specialists for the treatment of congenital penile curvature. Congenital penile curvature is often noticed with the onset of puberty.

There are two main views on the causes of congenital penile curvature. One of them is that penile curvature occurs as a result of the disproportionate development of the tube structures in the penis responsible for the erection function or the lack of a straight structure.

It is accepted that hypospadias disease, which is characterized by the urethral orifice in the penis being lower than it should be, may cause postpartum penile curvature by preventing the development of spongy tissue in the penis due to the location of the urethral orifice.

What is Peyronie's Disease? What Causes Peyronie's Disease?

Peyronie's disease, unlike congenital penile curvature, occurs at later ages. It is caused by the formation of scar tissue called “plaque” under the skin of the penis. The plaques are formed in the sheath called the tunica albuginea, which protects the tube structures that provide erection.

As these hard plaques formed in any part of the sheath develop, they cause the surrounding tissues to pull and to curve the penis during erection. This bend can cause pain during erection, ache during sexual intercourse and penile fracture in advanced cases.

Peyronie's disease course is examined in acute and chronic periods.

The acute period covers a period of approximately 18 months. In this phase;

Chronic period begins with the completion of plaque formation. Approximately 12-18 months after the symptoms of Peyronie's disease appear;

Although the causes of Peyronie's disease are not known exactly, some risk factors can be mentioned. Factors that increase Peyronie's risk can be listed as follows:

Since there are many risk factors, it is not possible to give a single and definite answer to the question of "who has penile curvature?". The important thing is to be able to recognize the symptoms of penile curvature in the early period and to apply to penile curvature treatment methods.

Why Is Early Diagnosis Important?

Early diagnosis is of decisive importance for penile curvature as it is for many diseases. Regardless of whether it occurs due to congenital or advancing age, if it is not treated or if its treatment is delayed, penile curvature is a condition that can harm male psychology, affect sexual life and result in erectile dysfunction.

It can cause pain and ache not only for patients, but also for their sexual partner. In advanced cases, sexual intercourse may become physically impossible due to penile curvature. This deformity, which also increases the risk of penile fracture, requires the evaluation of appropriate treatment options in line with the cause and the variables in the patient's specifics.

Does Penile Curvature Go Away on its Own?

The answer to this question may vary depending on the causes of penile curvature and/or the stage of the disease. Although rarely drug therapy can be administered, in most cases surgery becomes the only solution.

When the curvature of the penis becomes apparent and plaque formation is completed in the curvature caused by Peyronie's disease, penile curvature treatment with surgical methods is the only option.

Waiting for the curvature of the penis to disappear by itself means lowering the quality of sex life and increasing the likelihood of encountering sexual problems. For this reason, the answers to the question "How is the treatment of penile curvature performed?" gain importance.

How to Treat Penile Curvature?

Penile curvature treatments can be examined in two main categories: "congenital penile curvature therapy" and "Peyronie's disease treatment".

Penile Plication surgery is performed within the scope of congenital penile curvature treatment within AndroKİLİNİK.

You can find detailed information about Penile Plication surgery here.

Peyronie's Disease treatment is performed with Peyronie Surgery within AndroKİLİNİK.

You can find detailed information about Peyronie surgery here.

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Publication date : 07 December 2021 17:0507 Aralık 2021 17:05

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