Curvature of the penis is an abnormal bend in the penis that occurs during erection. It is also called Peyronie disease. In Peyronie disease, fibrous scar tissue develops in the deep tissues of the penis. The cause of this fibrous tissue is often not known. It can occur spontaneously. It can also be due to a previous injury to the penis, even one that occurred many years ago.
The Man Manual - men's health made easy in print. Together we can change that. Our online community. You may have a problem if your penis is bent to the left or right so much as to make it difficult or even painful to enter your partner during sex. It could be condition called Peyronie's.
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on May 13, 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.
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Jan 11, Some men have a penis that curves to the side, upward or downward when erect. This is common, and a bent penis in most men isn't a problem.