56 year old male in good health. Take nyucenta for chronic pain from hernia repairs (three- two in groin area). Two months ago my penis started to curve dramatically (about 70 degrees!) to the left. I am also experiencing some ED. Physican recommended Viagra for ED (which I have not taken) . Out of embarrassment I have not told him about the "curve" that started happening. What is happening?
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 56
HelloIS there curve always present or only while erections ?Are the erections painful?Did you have any trauma or injury to the penis ever before?Diabetes?Any urology procedures before like cystoscopy ?Can you feel any hard structures within the shaft of the penis with the fingers?Please let me knowDr.Tharun
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IS there curve always present or only while erections ? erection onlyAre the erections painful? mild at times..at other times not so muchDid you have any trauma or injury to the penis ever before? two years ago haf hernia mesh placed either side in pelvic..I waqs in car accident two years ago and hit pelvic on steering wheelDiabetes? I had this BEFORE gastric bypass three years ago.. I have been diabetese free since 2009..lost 225 pounds and have maintained that weight (I weigh 185)Any urology procedures before like cystoscopy ? YES 2010 to remove stones from kidneysCan you feel any hard structures within the shaft of the penis with the fingers? no but I notice a pronounced blood vessel on right side..
RayPlease let me knowDr.Tharun
Hi Ray,Thanks for the answers.This curvature in the penis seems to be due to a condition called as Peyronie's disease where the penile tissue is replaced with hard tissue (usually one side of the penis).This hard tissue makes the penis less elastic on that side and this side doesn't elongate when you get erections and so the curve appears.You have multiple risk factors to develop this condition.These are history of diabetes,history of previous urologic procedure,trauma to the region.So it is better to show it your doctor who ca either treat it accordingly or refer you to an urologist.This condition can get worse where there is severe curvature of the penis with sever pain.Usually vitamin E is the drug used in such conditions.But newer medications like POTABA,Verapamil, penile injections,ESWL and lastly surgery are more used now a days to treat it.The main purpose is to stabilize the disease at this stage and if possible attain some recovery.I hope this helps you understand your problem better.RegardsDr.Tharun
MBBS, DNB surgery and presently working as Urology resident towards the degree of Urologist.
Thank you. This makes sense to me..and I will go in and discuss it with my Doc.. I have a wellness appt in a week..any reason to go in sooner?
Thanks again..I am happy wit hthe answer
It is a slow disease and there is no urgency here.Regards'Dr.Tharun