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Penile Curvature Overview

Another name for Penile Curvature is Peyronie's Disease.

What is Peyronie's disease?
A male with Peyronie's disease has an abnormally curved penis during an erection. For some reason, scar tissue forms under the skin of the penis. The cause is unknown, but it may be related to a penile injury, an autoimmune disorder, or medication side effect.

What are the symptoms of Peyronie's disease?
Symptoms of Peyronie's may include an abnormal curve to the penis during an erection, lump under the skin on one side of the penis, penile pain, painful erections, and impotence.

How does the doctor treat Peyronie's disease?
Treatment for Peyronie's disease may include oral medications, topical medications, medication injections, or surgery.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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