Congenital Penile Curvature

Congenital Penile Curvature

Patients with congenital penile curvature will have noticed this problem during their entire post puberty adult life. Erections will have always shown the abnormal curvature, which most often is downward. There will not be any history of penile injury. No scar or "plaque" can be felt in the penis during examination.

In terms of treatment, if this curvature is significant and very disturbing to the patient and/or his sexual partner, it may be corrected by relatively simple outpatient surgery. Slowly absorbing stitches are placed in the opposite side of the penis to cause the curve to be neutralized. Recovery is rapid and the results most often quite gratifying and long lasting. The stitches do not change penile feeling or interfere with one's ability to have erections. Penile length is not significantly changed.