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A 31-year-old male asked:

is a curve in the penis bad?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Most penises are not naturally 100% straight, and yet they are fully functional and cosmetically acceptable. There exists a disorder called peyronnes disease that is manifested by abnormal penile curvature caused by the development of abnormal tissue in the core of the penis causing a curve to appear. It is a progressing disease that if left untreated may significantly impair the shape & function.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No; mild curve is ok: A normal penis without peyronie's disease can be mildly curved when erect. Peyronie's is due to a thickened, firm area (caused by scarring after some inflammation or injury to the penis) in the compartment where blood flows in to pressurize the penis into an erection. Since the firm area (plaque) is a fixed shape and size, but the rest of the penis expands to get erect, one gets a crooked penis.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What disorders affect the penis?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Many: Many disorders affect the penis including cancer, skin lesions including herpes, and genital warts. Lack of blood supply to the penis can cause penile gangene (usually from a condition called atrial fibrillation or peripheral vascualr disease). Blockage and scarring of the urethra may make it difficult to urinate. Of course erectile dysfunction may occur requiring medical or surgical treatment.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long is an average erect penis?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Depends: While results vary across studies, the consensus is that the mean human penis is approximately 12.9–15 CM (5.1–5.9 in) in length with a 95% confidence interval of (10.7 cm, 19.1 cm) (or, equivalently, 4.23 in, 7.53 in). The consensus on typical circumference is 12.3 CM (4.85 in), requiring a diameter of roughly 3.9 CM (1.54 in) when fully erect. Patricio gagollo, pediatric urology dallas, texas.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What length does a penis typically grow to?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
See answer: While results vary across studies, the consensus is that the mean human penis is approximately 12.9–15 CM (5.1–5.9 in) in length with a 95% confidence interval of (10.7 cm, 19.1 cm) (or, equivalently, 4.23 in, 7.53 in). The consensus on typical circumference is 12.3 CM (4.85 in), requiring a diameter of roughly 3.9 CM (1.54 in) when fully erect. Patricio gargollo, md pediatric urologist, dallas, .
A 34-year-old member asked:

At what age does your penis stop growing?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Puberty: You penis will not grow after puberty is complete.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

Is curve downward penis ia bad?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Peyronie's disease : Significant deformity of the erect penis is most often due to peyronie's disease. Would recommend you see a urologist for exam and treatment options.

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