I thought I had seen a lot of things to do with err...boy's bits through the course of my working life....it 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 either....it 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!
Mar 7, '03
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