Penis question (not perverted I promise!)

  1. I thought I had seen a lot of things to do with err...boy's bits through the course of my working turns out I haven't. One of the docs on the weekend asked me to cath a young fella...piece of cake I thought as they usually don't have the "can't get it past that &%^$ prostate" problem I encounter in the elderly ones. Anyway, this young one had a kink....I'm not talking a slight bend here was a full on bend to the side around midshaft, almost to 90 degrees! And there I was trying to be tactful and I asked him if it might not straighten up so I could get the cath in. He shook his head and said no, that it'd been like that as long as he could remember and it doesn't interfere with anything. It ended up sliding in ok...just took a little coaxing to get it around the bend but I've never seen anything like that before.

    Does anyone know what causes this?? I probably could have asked him, but I don't know who would have felt more embarassed, me or him!
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  3. by   sunnygirl272
  4. by   passing thru
    Can't say anything, the last penis question got yanked.
  5. by   Anagray
    I can only say that my friend's husband insured his penis somehow ( he doesn't even know how) and it is bent pretty much like u are describing. In his case the bend is caused by the scar tissue in the "fibrous plaque" and the only thing the doctro could do is give him vitamin E.
    I don't think it's painful, but probably interferes with normal intercourse.

    btw... there was a huge post about wierd female anatomy, so what is wrong with a penis question? noone is being crude here.
  6. by   renerian
    Excellent anatomy photo for increasing knowledge.

  7. by   maggie7
    Anagray, Guess I don't understand why he insured it.
  8. by   sjoe
    Peyronie's disease: "a disease of unknown cause resulting in fibrous induration of the corpora cavernosa of the penis. [In addition to creating a marked curve or bend, sometimes up to 90 degrees or even more], the chief symptom of Peyronie's disease is painful erections. Palliative treatment includes radiation therapy and intralesional corticosteroid injections. There is no known cure."

    These same sxs can be caused by injury. The only cure I have heard about is surgical--replacing the cavernosae (or cavernosi, if you will) with implants, as is sometimes done for impotence.
    Last edit by sjoe on Mar 7, '03
  9. by   Nurse Ratched
    Originally posted by maggie7
    Anagray, Guess I don't understand why he insured it.
    I looked and looked at that too, and I think she meant he injured it lol .
  10. by   maggie7
    Originally posted by Nurse Ratched
    I looked and looked at that too, and I think she meant he injured it lol .
    Oh, Now I get it. Thanks for pointing that out.
  11. by   anitame
    Ah, that makes more sense. lol
  12. by   JonRN
    It's simple, he insured it in case it got bent. My question is: how does the poster know so many details about her friend's huband's deformity? C'mon, I know the rest of you were all thinking this too. Admit it, you'll feel better.
  13. by   maggie7
    I was thinking he had it insured because it was all ready bent, unique, in case it became, unbent. But injured does make more sense.
  14. by   Anagray
    LMAO sorry! yes, of course , I meant INJURED not insured.
    10 years in US, i still make terrible spelling mistakes.
    and no, JonRN, it wasn't me that injured his penis lol
    My friend was a bit depressed for a month, so she eventually told me why.