Some men have a penis that curves to the side, upward or downward when erect. This is common, and a bent penis in most men isn't a problem. Generally, a bent penis is only a cause for concern if your erections are painful or if the curvature of your penis interferes with sex.

A bent penis usually doesn't require treatment. However, if you have a severely bent penis that causes pain or interferes with sex, see a doctor. You might need to see a doctor who specializes in sexual and urinary problems (urologist).

May 30, 2014