Men with a condition that causes a curvature of the penis now have a drug treatment option that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The curvature is caused by scar tissue under the skin of the penis, which is felt as a lump, and may develop after injury to the penis , such as a ruptured blood vessel occurring during sex or athletic activity, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, this could be an underestimate because some men may not know they have the condition, or may not disclose it. Xiaflex is the first drug to be approved specifically for the purpose of treating Peyronie's disease. Surgery is also a treatment option. Xiaflex is for men who have a lump in the penis that results in a curvature of at least 30 degrees upon erection, the agency said.
Straightening of a curved penis is mainly based on two principles i. Prevention: Following simple tips have been strongly advocated by sexperts in order to avoid the development of a curve in the penis:. Conventional treatments: Fortunately, in most cases, a curvature can be straightened out, and most men may eventually opt for this for fear that it may interfere with intercourse. However, it also hurts their self esteem and may cause him to be shy around women. Doctors suggest Vitamin E, to be taken with meals.
Only about one quarter of those penises are bent enough to cause pain or embarrassment. Because there are so many men with bent penises, fixing a bent penis has become big business. Whenever that happens, it's hard to get reliable information. So we now have surgeries,injections, exercises, pumps, pills, and traction devices commonly known as "extenders" , to fix a bent penis. But, what really works?