DEAR DR. ROACH: Im 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 Peyronies 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.