Peyronie's disease is a curve in the penis.
Many men have a slight curve in the penis. As long as there is no pain or problem with sexual performance, men with a slightly curved penis should not be concerned. They do not need to see a doctor.
However, some men develop a more serious bend in the penis. This bend interferes with sexual function or causes pain.
This occasionally happens after the penis is injured. Injury may occur during intercourse or from a motor vehicle or industrial accident. Most cases, however, are the result of a poorly understood process known as Peyronie's disease.
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