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In medical pictures erected penises are shown in upward direction in standing position.if a boy (age30 single) stand up and erected penis is poiting a slight downward (not curved ), is it pefrectly normal or weak or problem? please give precise reply

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Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Erection: Normal erections do not always point upward. The shape is determined by the tightening of the muscles around the spongy tissue in the crotch (behind the scrotum) which forces the blood into the penis.

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