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What causes bending of the penis on hard erection?

Jul 2016
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Hi. Doctor. I have this recurrent erection problem since 8 years. and I have been noticing twisting of the penis to the left during erection.the twist has been increasing since the past. What should I do to prevent the twist from further getting worse and why is this happening.I used to rub my penis to my left leg as a child a lot and masturbate that way. Now when I normally masturbate I feel the sensation on the left side mostly,which is what i feel is the cause for the twisting. Should I stop masturbating? i am really worried please help. The priapism I will get checked in a few years coz it is embarrassing but I don't want the twist of the penis to twists to the left when the erection happens , when I'm fully hard its usually almost straight but when its in between it twists completely to the left, specially when i lie down.When i stand and its erect its still straight,when i lie down and its half erect the whole penis completely turns or twists to the left.and when its flaccid its almost straight or normal. PLEASE HELP ME I AM WORRIED GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION PLEASE.Please tell me it won't get worse. or whether masturbation is making it worse. I read this portion online and that is how i know about the priapism problem,what is the treatment(which I plan on doing after my college finishes in a few years)- "Nonischemic (arterial, high flow) priapism is a nonsexual, persistent erection caused by unregulated cavernous arterial inflow. Cavernous blood gases are not hypoxic or acidotic. Typically the penis is neither fully rigid nor painful. Antecedent trauma is the most commonly described etiology. Nonischemic priapism does not require emergent treatment. Resolution of nonischemic priapism is characterized by a return to a completely flaccid penis."
Posted Wed, 26 Mar 2014 in Penis Problems
Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 59 minutes later
Brief Answer: Do not rad too much on internet. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you do not have neither priapism nor bending of penis. I shall be happy if you can post me few more details to help me in making comments on your problem. 1) Do you palpate any hard nodule in shaft of your penis ? 2) Have you ever consulted any Urologist for your problem and got confirmed Bending of the penis on hard erection is more significant than when it is in normal position (Flaccid state). Bending usually occurs most likely to be due to developing calcified plaques which you can palpate as a hard nodule in shaft of the penis . These plaques occur due to fibrosis and deposition of calcium in Tunica Albuginia a sheath that covers the erectile tissue which causes bending on erection .These plaques get resolved themselves over a period of two years and need to be treated surgically only if bending of the penis is severe enough and if it hinders the penetration of vagina during intercourse. Priapism is a persistent hard erection without any sexual stimulation and can be XXXXXXX if left untreated ..What you suspect to be priapism is erection due to sexual thoughts or anxiety and not priapism. Please consult qualified Urologist and get following basic tests done to rule out Plaques, 1) Ultrasound scanning of penis . As regards side effect of masturbation your present problems are not due to masturbation . First of all there is myth in a mind of common man that excessive masturbation is the reason of all sexual problems But I would like to state that it has been discussed in scientific forums all over the world and proved scientifically that masturbation does not have any negative effect on any organ or system in the body.All the problems that you are facing now are mind related and due to anxiety. Please concentrate on your study and to built up your carrier .Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions , I shall be happy to help you Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.
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Follow-up: What causes bending of the penis on hard erection? 23 hours later
I have like at least 10-20 erections a day that are not related to any sexual thoughts,everyday. I have erections almost most of the time in my sleep. No i have never gone to a urologist because of embarrassment, I will few years later. I didn't understand your first question. My penis gets very hard and it is muscular and really hard and tight when erect but i don't know if that answers your question. when the erection begins the penis completely turns and twists to the left,its so scary to see that.When it is erect it hurts when i try to move it to the right but left it doesn't hurt. Also, it isn't completely straight when erect it faces the left side a little. When I am lying down, and i get the erection initially, the whole penis twists to the left,like 90 degrees and then when i get hard it stands almost straight but its scary to see how it turns to the left. I feel the base makes the whole penis twist to the left because of the wrong way i used to masturbate as a child by rubbing it on my left leg. It also hurts when i retract the skin back during erections. its like some nerve like the urethra is stuck. whenever I have an erection it doesn't go back on its own its usually covered by skin and when i pull back more it hurts.Infact the head of the penis moves downward when i pull the skin back as it seems to be attached to so some nerve like the urethra. Is this normal? What should I do? As I told you I think I had penal trauma when i Was 12 and all these erections started right after that day. I was trying to feel the excitement of my penis under tap water when I felt this trauma happened. Please give me detailed information and help me out. I am really worried, please answer all questions in detail. I will really appreciate it. What do you think all this is? I've just been living with this and trying to ignore the problem thinking that when i grow up ill go to the doctor. Its not that one part of the penis bends toward one side, the whole penis twists to the left completely when i am getting the erection( when i am lying down) and when its fully hard it becomes almost straight but when its coming back to the flaccid form it points to the left again and then becomes fine.Another thing I wanted to tell you is that when its erect the whole penis does point towards the left like 20 degrees imguessing but when its half erect and I'm lying down it twists completely. And I have noticed that mostly when i stretch or yawn i get an erection. These erections are not related to sexual thoughts or stimulation and its been happening since 8 years everyday when I feel i had that penal trauma incident. Please read whatever wrote carefully and help me. It will take time but i will be grateful. Thank You
Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 6 hours later
Brief Answer: You need to consult qualified Urologist Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for follow up. With all the description that you have narrated I would like to say that it is very difficult to make precise comments on all the issues that you have narrated unless any Clinician makes your detail and thorough clinical examination in person and supported by an ultrasound scanning of the penis. Looking at the history of trauma to penis at the age of 12 years and your habit of rubbing the penis against left thigh there is possibility of scarring of the Tunica Albugenia a sheath that covers erectile tissue (Corpora Cavernosa) what is termed as Peyronies disease which causes bending of the penis . I would again emphasise and suggest you to consult qualified Urologist for clinical assessment which is the only way to judge the nature of the pathology and to confirm the diagnosis. As regards your doubt of having priapism I would state that you do not have Priapism .Priapism is a persistent erection which lasts for more than 12hours and does not get subside without any treatment.Getting erection during sleep is natural phenomenon and nothing to be worried about. As regards pain while and difficulty while attempting to retract foreskin when your is erect it could be due to what is called as Phimosis which can be confirmed only on clinical examination by a qualified Dr. I would again suggest you to consult qualified Urologist for clinical examination to confirm the diagnosis and further treatment. Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.
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Follow-up: What causes bending of the penis on hard erection? 2 days later
Yes, but the thing is it doesn't seem like phimosis because the skin is retractable, it only hurts when I'm fully retracting it. And I feel its not peyronies disease because a particular part of my penis doesn't bend, the whole penis twists to the left while lying down and getting an erection. while standing and getting an erection its usually straight. And whenever i masturbate i feel the sensation in the left part of the gut which is why i think masturbation is increasing the the degree of the twisting of the penis to the left. Is that true?
Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 6 hours later
Brief Answer: It could be partial Phiosis due to tight foreskin. Detailed Answer: Thanks for follow up. Thanks for writing again.We have limitations in answering your query as we do not carry out clinical examination of user in person. The facts and problems that you face can be confirmed only on clinical examination and that is the only way to judge your problem.I again emphasise you to consult qualified Urologist for clinical examinations and to undergo tests I have suggested earlier. Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.
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