The cause is unknown but may bring about some discomfort, nodularity and, in some, bending of the penis. If the bending on erection becomes severe enough to compromise vaginal penetration, surgical treatment may be indicated. There are no known preventive treatments for this disease, as we do not know the cause.
Doctors often prescribe intermittent catheterization to treat symptoms of incontinence, bladder retention, or overactive bladder. While most people find straight tip catheters suit their needs, others are not always able to insert straight catheters. Straight tip catheters are the most commonly used intermittent urinary catheter.
Single-use sterile catheters are available for men and women with no coating and can be used with sterile lubricants. Non-coated catheters are cited in the literature to cause an increase in urethral irritation, increased bacteriuria, long-term urethral complications and poor patient satisfaction. Single-use catheters with coatings or gel are pre-coated to allow for easy insertion and removal reducing the risk of urethral mucosal irritation.
Many men have a slight curve in the penis. As long as there is no pain or problem with sexual performance, men with a slightly curved penis should not be concerned. They do not need to see a doctor.
The following information is based on the general experiences of many prostate cancer patients. Your experience may be different. If you have any questions about what prostate cancer treatment services are covered by your health insurance, please contact your health care provider or health insurance provider.
Jump to content. Penile implants to treat erection problems erectile dysfunction are either semirigid noninflatable or inflatable cylinders that replace the spongy tissue corpora cavernosum inside the penis that fills with blood during an erection. The implants come in a variety of diameters and lengths.
The urethra is a tube that carries urine from the bladder so it can be expelled from the body. Usually the urethra is wide enough for urine to flow freely through it. When the urethra narrows, it can restrict urinary flow. This is known as a urethral stricture.
Peyronie's disease is when you have a curved or bent penis. It is caused by scar tissue forming along the shaft of the penis. This causes painful erections and a bend or curve, usually about halfway along the penis.