I am a 19 year old man. I have not had sex yet but I notice a bend of 25 degrees towards the left and 30 degrees upwards when fully erect. There are no scars or lumps detected. Can PD affect younger men? Are these bends permanent?

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Several studies have shown that 10% of the men presenting with PD are under 40 years old. Younger men with PD have also been shown to do well with non-surgical treatment presumably because the healing response is better in younger men. However, most men under 20 who present with penile deformity have a congenital (born with it) type of problem also known as chordee. So far, the only successful treatment for chordee is surgical straightening with some type of plication/Nesbit procedure.

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