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Dr Pixie V/O: Steven Botton is at the end of his tether. He’s hoping that his trip to the clinic will put things back on the up and up.

Steven V/O: I’ve been suffering for the last 10 years. It would just be great not to have to think about it anymore. You know, just a relief.

Receptionist: Steven, Dr Jessen is ready to see you now.

Dr Christian: Hi Steven.

Steven: Hi.

Dr Christian: I’m Dr Jessen.

Steven: Nice to meet you.

Dr Christian: Come and have a seat for me. What can I do for you?

Steven: Right, I’m here today as I’ve got a few problems with my penis. Over the past few years it’s gradually got worse. It’s curving downwards now. It’s starting to get, like the last year; it’s getting quite painful as well when I get an erection.

Dr Christian: I think really the best way I am going to assess this is to see the penis when it’s erect.

Steven: So you can see it starts off as if it’s going to be straight and then from the middle downwards it curves over.

Dr Christian: I see what you mean. There is quite a curve to that. It’s really pointing down. It’s not a banana shaped curve is it? It’s almost an L shaped curve.

Steven: Yeah.

Dr Christian: All right. Let’s pop you up on the couch and we’ll have a look, ok? I’m going to pop some gloves on. Ok. Often guys with bigger willies can injure themselves during sex, ok, because it’s much longer it’s slightly more fragile. I’ve seen really nasty penile fractures where people have broken it, literally. It’s possible that that might have happened to you. When we had had a look at your picture because it was bending downwards I think you’re getting some scarring and things on the underneath. And I think because I can feel in here as sort of hard plaque like thing and scarring going on I think you have a condition called Peyronies Disease.

Dr Pixie V/O: There are approximately 80,000 men in the UK with curvature caused by Peyronies. The causes are varied and uncertain. Damage to the penis is thought to be the most common and its thought it may run in families. And Peyronies can occur slowly over time. So, if you notice any changes to your penis get it checked out.

Dr Christian: I think you’re in line for a surgical procedure that will help you. The downside to the operation, but I don’t think it’s actually going to affect you that much, is that it can leave you with a slightly shorter penis. You might lose a few centimetres when it happens. Does that sound reasonable?

Steven: Yep.

Dr Christian: But, I think we can deal with this.

Steven: Well, that’s good. Its, kind of, what I wanted to hear.

Dr Pixie V/O: The very next day Steven is booked in to have the Nesbit procedure. This involves reducing the length of the normal side of the penis to straighten it. This option is seen as the least complicated and should have Steven straightened out in no time. Four weeks after Steven Botton’s operation to correct his curved penis he’s back at the clinic. He should be right as rain, but will he have good news?

Dr Christian: So Steven, tell me how it’s all going?

Steven: I’ve had the op; it’s a month ago now. It was quite painful; I wasn’t expecting it to be that painful, but its fine now and is healing OK.

Dr Christian: Happy?

Steven: Yeah. I could see already with the bandages on that the shape had completely changed.

Dr Christian: And as far as, I mean, it was quite curved wasn’t it?

Steven: Yeah, it’s very straight now, very straight.

Dr Christian: Did you bring some photos for me to have a look at?

Steven: Yeah.

Dr Christian: Excellent, let’s have a look at them. Yeah, I mean, this is your before picture and you really had a sort of, almost 45 degree angle, didn’t you? It was really serious. And this is your new finished one. You’re completely straight now. It’s perfect. You happy with that?

Steven: Yeah, really happy.

Dr Christian: I think that’s amazing, really amazing.

Steven: I do too.

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Consultation: Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease affects approximately 80,000 men in the UK and although it tends to run in families, it can also be caused by damage to the penis. In this consultation taken from series one of Embarrassing Illnesses, Dr Christian Jessen refers a patient with Peyronie’s to undergo surgery to correct his curve!

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i am 17. my penis bends downwards when i am erect. aditional it has something like tube appears on upper surface of my penis when i am erect. i think this is what makes my penis bend downwards. any help to fix this problem. i really wanna have sex when i get fience.





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I am 58 and lately I have noticed when I get a erection my penis hangs t the left hand side I have never had any problems before it is getting embarrassing now with my partner . What is causing this I am not a heaving drinker and I don't smoke never have . I am taking statins and aspirins . As I had a high cholesterol reading can this affect this please help me as its getting me down





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My penis head is angled downwards, will be a problem?





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I have wanked lots of times. And worried because my penis is bent down like a banana. I think it would be embarrising during sex. And I hope its not bad. I want to get it straight.





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Curvature sometimes results from scar tissue build-up, which in turn can lessen sensitivity. Using a top notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) with acetyl L carnitine can help restore sensitivity.

I'm 14 and my penis curves upwards slightly and it worry me a lot and I don't know what I should do this is only when it's erect





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noticed a curve on my penis to the left. Its like the head is bent to the left





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I have 40-50* clockwise twist and also a heavy left bend on my penis... It's maybe due to trousers and cz of other things... Will I need operations?? It doesn't pain..





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I'm 23 and about 2 years ago I was stretching my penis and then a pop came and an instant sting/burn. Ever since then I've had trouble staying erect and my penis slightly curves right. I have a loss of feeling on the right side were the penis begins. Idk if that's a problem but to this day I still get slight pain during erections and I can never have a 100% it's only 75%





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im 15 and for along as i can remember my penis has always and a downwards curve to it, especially near the end of the shaft, i also have a thickened area in the middle which is the widest part. I am extremely worries about this please can someone reply to me, as this is really embarrassing for me and my girlfriend. Thanks.





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Hi, i'm 16 and my penis is curved to the left, and again it is rotated to the left too.. i don't know what to do to bring it back, any help?





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