Have trouble hitting the target when you’re peeing? It might have nothing to do with your aim, even if you have sucked at it all of your life. But it can show as an early sign your life will get worse real soon. And the weird this is that it's such a big change, but you didn't notice it all those times you checked it out.
The fact that you aren't a straight shooter - your stream isn't pointed directly to the bowl if you pee standing up - may be more than just a struggle. If you've checked out your junk (and let's be honest, you do on the reg) you should maybe check out the shape. It could be affecting the arc of the stream.
Peyronie’s (or PD) is the most common reason you might have a curved penis. It's been known to exist for over 250 years, but the real cause is still not completely understood. What is known from the disorder is that scar tissue called plaque form under the skin that cause it to bend.
The fact that your junk is bent is just the beginning of your health issues. Doctors have found that men with Peyronie's have a 40 percent higher risk of testicular and skin cancer. Surprisingly, there's also a 29 percent chance you can get stomach cancer, too.
They've found that there are genetic links between fathers and sons with Peyronie's and a predisposition to urological cancers. In some studies, they also found that Peyronie's is similar to a disorder where fingers are permanently bent in a flexed position. and another where there's thickening tissue on the feet. So those to diseases are just a combo of the two on a man's junk, basically.
Of course, why wouldn't a serious bend affect a man's sex life? The penis problems that come with the disorder messes up with blood flow, which leads to erectile dysfunction. It will also lead to heart problems as well.
Ironically enough, it could have been all that lovin' that caused it. Injury or trauma from sexual activity has been found as a cause from many Peyronie's patients. It's all about the intensity and frequency - the harder you go, the increased risk it will form.
What's scary about this disease is that you might bang your penis on something or just have way too much fun and not realize what's happening. The scarring is happening on the inside, so everything is invisible and getting worse. According to studies, about 20 percent of people can really pinpoint how it happened.
There is no one single recommended procedure to fix Peyronie's. One option is plication, a surgery that shortens a tough layer of connective tissue in the penis that's been affected. On the flip side, the surgeon can perform a procedure the lengthens the tissue with a graft from another part of your body. It all depends on what's best for the situation.
If the snip-and-slice option seems drastic, there may be alternatives. Some have tried vitamin E and hard-to-pronounce meds like potassium para-aminobenzoate to limited-to-no effect. Others like l-carnitine and pentoxifylline have worked, and the FDA approved an inject that might work in reducing the curvature.
Even if it's treated, sometimes the shape of the penis never really goes back to the way it was before. But what's really important is that with treatment, you're protecting the rest of your body from all types of cancers that you didn't see coming. And maybe, if the curve drops a little bit, you won't have to worry about the way you pee as much anymore.