Unexpected Curve

There are cases where bands of tissue pull on the penis to the point where it appears bent or curved. This condition, known as “chordee,” usually occurs among young boys with “hypospadias,” a condition present at birth in which the urine duct is not at the tip of the penis but on the underside. Chordee is normally diagnosed shortly after birth when doctors observe hypospadias. In cases of chordee without hypospadias, parents are likely to be the ones to first notice that the penis is curved. Most cases are diagnosed soon after birth, and treatment is typically scheduled for when the child is 6 to 18 months old. Surgery involves removal of the fibrous tissue that is responsible for the curvature.

Chordee may or may not cause problems with sexual function in adulthood. If chordee is not detected at a young age, it may cause discomfort or pain during sexual activity, for both a man and his partner. To avoid this problem, physicians usually attempt to correct chordee during early childhood, ideally before age 2. Whatever your symptoms or issues, METROWEST UROLOGY can diagnose and address them using the most up-to-date testing and treatment methods. For more information, please call (508) 655-4422. Dr. Kacker and Dr. Conners are both nationally and locally known as leaders in sexual health.  We are located at 67 Union St, Suite #308, in Natick. We invite you to visit our website at https://mwurology.com/

P.S. Most infants who undergo chordee repair surgery make a full recovery and will have a straight penis that functions normally.