I am a 25-year-old apprentice trader. My problem started a few years ago when I noticed that my penis was curved especially when erect. I therefore resorted to traditional medicine for help. Unfortunately things have gone so bad now that at full erection, my penis is so curved that I can’t have a normal sexual relationship. Kindly help me.
Osita (by SMS)
Curvature of the penis is an abnormal bend in the penis that occurs during erection. It is also called Peyronie’s disease. In Peyronie’s disease, fibrous scar tissue develops under the skin of the penis. The cause of this fibrous tissue is not known. Fracture of the penis (injury during intercourse) can lead to this condition. Patients have a higher risk after surgery or radiation treatment for prostate cancer. Other risk factors have not been found. However, people with this condition have a certain type of immune cell marker, which indicates that it may be inherited. Treatments may include: corticosteroid injections into the fibrous band of tissue as well as radiation and therapy with drugs and injections. However, these treatments often do not help much, or at all. They may cause more scarring. If the above treatments do not help, and you are unable to have intercourse because of the curve of the penis as you have indicated, surgery may be done to correct the problem. In extreme cases, a penile prosthesis may be the best treatment. Experts at a Teaching or Specialist hospital nearest to you will be able to advise you on which kind of treatment to undertake.