I have a slight curvature upward, a slight indentation in the middle of my shaft, and a small hard spot at the base. The hard spot and the pain started in the middle of the shaft, but have moved progressively to the base. Is this common?

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Dr. Levine answers: This may be a very mild form of Peyronie’s disease and is quite common for the plaque or nodular scar to seem as though it is moving. Basically this is part of the abnormal scarring process that occurs within the jacket tissues of the penis. The good news is that your deformity is “slight.” You should be careful to avoid sexual activity which will put extraordinary stress forces on the penis; this may activate the disease further.