The Man Manual - men's health made easy in print. Together we can change that. Our online community. You may have a problem if your penis is bent to the left or right so much as to make it difficult or even painful to enter your partner during sex.
Back to Men's health. It's common for the penis to curve slightly to the left or right when it's erect. But if you have a more significant bend in your penis, which may cause you pain or difficulty having sex, see your GP or go to your local genitourinary medicine GUM clinic. These can sometimes be symptoms of Peyronie's disease.
Many men have a slight curve in the penis. As long as there is no pain or problem with sexual performance, men with a slightly curved penis should not be concerned. They do not need to see a doctor. However, some men develop a more serious bend in the penis. This bend interferes with sexual function or causes pain.
Patients with this condition describe curvature of the penis during erection that has been present for as long as they can remember. It is usually first recognized around puberty or early adulthood. Congenital curvature penis curvature from birth is exceedingly rare. Penile curvature, when not Peyronie's disease, is a congenital condition, meaning men are born with it. Your doctor will take a medical and sexual history which is typically enough to establish a diagnosis of congenital penile curvature.