Sometimes, a penis can curve to the side, upward or downward when it's erect. This is common, and a bent penis usually isn't a problem. Most often, it's only a concern if your erections are painful or if the bend in your penis causes problems with sex.

A bent penis often doesn't need treatment. But if it causes pain or keeps you from having sex, call a doctor or other health care professional. You might need to see a doctor called a urologist, who diagnoses and treats sexual and urinary problems.

June 24, 2023