At first, you may not need treatment. Some or all of the symptoms may improve over time or may not get worse.
Treatments may include:
However, these treatments often do not help much, or at all.
If medicine and lithotripsy do not help, and you are unable to have intercourse because of the curve of the penis, surgery may be done to correct the problem. However, surgery may cause impotence. It should only be done if intercourse is impossible.
A penile prosthesis may be the best treatment choice.
The condition can get worse and make it impossible for you to have intercourse. Impotence can also occur.
The condition may make intercourse difficult, painful, or impossible. Surgical correction may also lead to impotence.
Call your health care provider if:
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Jordan GH, Schlossberg SM. Surgery of the Penis and Urethra. In: Wein AJ, ed. Campbell-Walsh Urology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007: chap 33.
Elder JS. Anomalies of the Penis and Urethra. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007: chap 544.
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