Examples of Peyronie’s Disease
The following slideshow contains penile curvature pictures demonstrating how the penis is bent in men with Peyronie’s Disease and Congenital Penile Curvature. At the Center for Reconstructive Urology, we offer treatment to straighten penis curvature.
In this first-person photograph taken from above looking down, the way a man would see his own penis, there is a bend at the mid-shaft of the penis. This man has Peyronie’s Disease as the cause of his crooked penis.
A photo taken facing the patient; this picture shows that the curvature is towards his side with a slight upward U-shape bend. This man has Peyronie’s Disease.
In this side view, the curvature is partially demonstrated, and that is the reason it helps when men are seen by Dr. Gelman at the Center for Reconstructive Urology in person that they bring pictures with several different views of their erect penis. This patient has an upward bend of the penis in addition to a penile curve as seen in other pictures.
Penis Curved side
This patient has disabling penile curvature to the left side, and this was caused by Peyronie’s disease. Some men have mild penile curvature. Others can develop a very abnormal penis with up to and occasionally more than 90 degrees of penile curvature.
Side Penile Curvature
When men develop severe disabling curvature from Peyronie’s Disease, as seen in this picture, surgery can straighten penis curvature allowing the man to resume sexual intercourse.
Peyronie’s Disease is associated with a plaque within the penis that leads to penile curvature. In some cases, this plaque is to some extent along the circumference of the penis leading to an indentation of the penis and in some cases an “hourglass deformity” of the penis. In this picture, the indentation can be seen.
Upward Curved penis
Although men who develop a bent penis from Peyronie’s Disease can have curvature in any direction, it is common for the curvature to be upward as the penile plaque is often along the top part of the penis. In this case there is a penile plaque towards the tip of the penis along the dorsal (top) aspect. This patient underwent a successful surgery to correct his curvature at the Center for Reconstructive Urology.
Downward Penile Curvature
Although upward penile curvature is common along with some curve to the side, some men also can develop a downward penile bend as shown in this picture of a one of our Peyronie’s Disease patients. This man underwent a successful surgery to straighten his severely curved penis, and his now able to have intercourse once again.
Congenital Curvature Flaccid
This man reports that he had penile curvature, mostly to the side, for his entire life. This is called Congenital Penile Curvature. In this picture, the extent of the penile bend is not appreciated because he does not have an erect penis. Given that curvature is best seen during an erection, it is for this reason that we ask our patients to bring pictures of their erect penis to their initial appointment at the Center for Reconstructive Urology.
Congenital Penile Curvature erect
This man has lifelong Congenital Penile Curvature as seen during an erection. Although Peyronie’s Disease is an acquired disorder associated with penile plaque formation, Congenital Penile Curvature is caused by unequal development of the penis prior to birth. This patient underwent a successful correction of his disabling curvature with penile plication at the Center for Reconstructive Urology.