• Penile Tortuosity

Within the 2 most common causes of tortuosity, we can cite both the congenital bent penis as the Peyronie Syndrome.
Usually the congenital bent penis shows a curvature bigger than 30 degrees to the right or left side or down and this curvature occurs in the middle of the member coming to hinder the sexual intercourses. It is a type os anomaly although the man already born with it, shall be observed when the curved erections starts. So that the penis stays straight at the time of erections, is necessary that all the tissues that form the penis exhibit the same elasticity. If during the formation of the tunica albuginea or tissues on it does not have the same elasticity can occur curvature.
It is always recommended to the parents who seeks to observe the child's penis since the childhood to see if there's any alteration. This observation may be done for example during the changes of the diapers or when you take the kid to pee when due to the full bladder, the penis is normally erect which makes it easier to see.
The physical exam is to check the problem and will also check if there are any other pathologies associated with tortuosity such as Peyronie Syndrome, and Hypospadia.
In some cases, the curvature does not come to create any type of problem and will not be needed any type of intervention, but, if it bothers and causes pain, is necessary to seek a treatment that is usually surgical. The surgical procedure is very similar to the one that's done in the Peyoronie's cases.
It is a problem that lead, unfortunately, many men to not have lasting relationships with their partners to avoid a more intimate contact. There are cases which young man that stop practicing sports or starts using drugs due to this type of problem. The man with penile tortuosity problems thinks that there is no solution and by that cannot tell the problem to his parents, friends and even for a doctor. This type of problem may impair a lot the sexual development of the man, influence the psychological side and professional generating problems in interpersonal relationships and self-esteem.

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