There are two known forms of penis incurvation. In medical terms, they are known as either Congenital penile curvature (present since birth) or Peyronie’s disease (developed later in life). In both cases, this medical condition is manifested as a lump or a curvature on the sides of the penis, especially noticeable when it’s erect. This issue can prove to cause problems during penetrative sex, but it can also cause pain when the penis is erect. The congenital penile curvature is a rare condition and can only be treated via surgery.
Peyronie’s disease rarely affects younger men but becomes much more common as we move up the age spectrum. It especially affects men that are over the age of 60. On average, this type of penis incurvation affects somewhere around a hundred million men worldwide, which is roughly 5 %. The main cause is a small buildup of plaque on the sides of the penis which can grow in size if left untreated.
Here at Adcure, we have several approaches to helping you deal with these medical conditions. After your first consultation where we will evaluate the degree of the curvature, we will determine which approach is the most adequate, mostly depending on the level of necessity.
The procedures that can help you deal with penis incurvation are the following:
- Oral administration of prescribed medication can be an effective therapy for removing the buildup of plaque.
- Directly injecting medication that will reduce plaque and repair the tissue in a process called collagenase.
- Doing a surgical procedure where our doctors perform a plication on the opposing side of the plaque buildup in order to correct the curvature. This is done under local or general anesthesia. A surgical approach is mandatory for Congenital penile curvature but can also be effective in dealing with a calcified plaque.
- Using a prosthesis or an implant. This can be beneficial, especially after the operation. The use of a prosthesis will depend on how severe the curvature was, so it’s recommended on a case-by-case basis.
While non-invasive methods can give results and reduce the volume of the calcified plaque, in many cases where the medical condition has been present for more than 6 months, the best option will be to operate on the patient. Surgery will yield the most visible results and will allow our doctors to precisely treat the affected area. That being said, it is important to note that performing this kind of surgery might end up shortening your penis by up to 1-2 cm. Additionally, the occurrence of penile erectile dysfunction is possible, especially if the patient is of older age.
If we manage to catch the disease in its early stages, using the proper medication can stop the plaque buildup, but it won’t be as effective if you’re well into something we like to call the fibrotic phase. Also, medication won’t entirely fix the curvature issue. Great results can be achieved by administered injections directly into the affected area but, as is the case with using medication, you should not expect to resolve the curvature issue entirely. This is why surgery is still considered the best route.
Recovery and Post-Op Care
After the operation, there is a chance that you will require to use a prosthesis for your penis in order to correct the curvature. The time required for wearing this prosthesis varies per patient. If you’ve undergone surgery, we highly recommend avoiding any activities that might hinder the recovery process.
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