I am 22. When I see my erect penis, it is curved to the left (slight curve). I feel no pain or lumps during masturbation. Should I seek treatment?

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Dr. Levine answers: It is likely that the slight curvature that you see is a natural curve seen in many men. In fact, a curvature of less than 30 degrees in any direction is considered within the normal range, as it is not likely to interfere with sexual activity. Men who notice a lifelong history of curvature, which is severe enough to interfere with coitus, likely have a form of congenital deformity known as chordee. The only available treatment for this type of penile deformity is surgical straightening.