In addition, sexual function or shortening of the penis may not improve following surgery.
In many cases, the penis can curve slightly to the left or right when it is erect.
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Corrective surgery may be offered to men with more bothersome or disfiguring symptoms that persist for more than one year.
It may be triggered by repeated mild trauma during sexual intercourse.
Some degree of curving can be present in the normal penis.
Sometimes, a serious curvature of the penis is seen in boys at or shortly after birth.
The cause of congenital penile curvature is not known, but thought to be related to unequal growth of the erectile chambers on two opposite sites.
A curve in the penis that is present since birth or is caused by scarring from an injury will not go away unless it is corrected with surgery.
Other men have mild symptoms that can be tolerated.
Men with Peyronie's disease who experience pain or difficulty with intercourse may be offered treatment with verapamil or collagenase penile injections.