Encountering a sudden bend in the road

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February 14, 2019 - 10:11 AM

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 59-year-old man. In the past four months, my erection has become abnormal. My penis, when erect, has a distinct curvature. What do you think could be happening? Am I faced with permanent issues? — Anon.

 

ANSWER: This is very likely to be Peyronie’s disease, an abnormality of scarring of the penis leading to a curvature. It is more common than you might think (3 to 9 percent of men have it) and more common as men get older.

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