Peyronie’s Disease also referred to as penile fibrosis is fibrous scar tissue inside the penis that causes bent and often painful erections. If untreated, the curvature caused by Peyronie’s Disease can last for a lifetime. Penile fibrosis is caused by repeated penile injury, generally during sexual activity. It is a fairly common issue that affects more than 200,000 men per year in the United States alone. The ages affected by penile curvature vary, but mostly affect men 19 and over.
Although having a curved erection is fairly common because penises vary in shape and size, if left untreated, it can worsen and interfere with sexual function. Penis curvature caused by Peyronie’s Disease is self-diagnosable and often self-treatable using traction therapy paired with Vitamin E. In some more severe cases both prescription medications and surgery may be recommended by doctors.
The good news is that severe cases are few and far between and studies many suffering from a bent penis can treat it with a Penis Extender device, often referred to as a Penis Stretcher. These are traction devices that apply gentle traction along the shaft of the penis over time to straighten it and get the bend out. Although many men associate Penis Extenders with penis enlargement, they were actually originally designed to treat curvature caused by Peyronie’s Disease. Doctors often recommend these devices as a safe, surgery-free and affordable treatment.