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Hi, my penis seems to be curving to the left more and more and I'm starting to get very worried. I don't know if this is a problem or not. I masturbate daily and I use my left hand. Could this have something to do with it? Please help.

Answer
The most common cause of progressive curvature of the penis is a disease called Peyronie's Disease.  It is not that uncommon, and is generally not a problem unless the curvature progresses to the point of causing a functional impairment.  I do not think it is related to your daily use of your left hand, but certainly the penis can become injured by anything that causes a buckling injury of the penis.  You can learn more about penile curvature here:

http://www.centerforreconstructiveurology.org/peyronies-disease/

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Joel Gelman, M.D.

Expertise

Urethral Stricture Disease, Peyronie's Disease and disorders of penile curvature, Erectile Dysfunction with a focus on penile implant surgery, Male Incontinence, Hypospadias

Experience

Dr. Gelman is a Board Certified Fellowship Trained expert in Male Reconstructive Urology and the Director of the Center for Reconstructive Urology in the Department of Urology at UC, Irvine Medical Center.

Organizations
American Urologic Association Society of GU Reconstructive Surgeons (Board of Directors) International Sexual Medicine Society Western Section, Americal Urological Association

Publications
Journal of Urology Urology Journal of Endourology

Education/Credentials
Residency in Urology, UCLA, completed 1995 Fellowship in GU Reconstruction, Devine Center, completed 1997

Past/Present Clients
The Center for Reconstructive Urology is a regional, national, and international Tertiary Referral Center for urethral stricture disease, penile curvature, erectile dysfunction, male incontinence, and other surgical disorders of the male urethra and penis. Patients have travelled from 24 different states and other countries to receive care at the Center for Reconstructive Urology. More information can be found at http://www.centerforreconstructiveurology.org

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