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Is it normal for the penis to hang sideways?

Is your penis hanging on one side? Don’t worry about this because you aren’t alone. The size, shape, and positioning of one’s penis is a major concern in teens and some adults. This should not stress you because we are all different.

It’s not unusual for a penis to hang slightly to one side rather than perfectly straight when flaccid and slightly when erect. The extent of this positioning can vary from person to person. Factors such as genetics, natural asymmetry in the body, and individual anatomy can all contribute to the way a penis hangs.

The human body is naturally asymmetrical. This means that a human body can be divided into almost two equal parts that are similar in size, shape, or proportion. This applies to genital anatomy as well. Just as one hand or foot may be slightly larger than the other, it’s normal for the penis to have some degree of asymmetry in its resting position.

So whether your penis turns right or left, is perfectly normal.

However, if there’s a sudden and big change in the way your penis hangs, such as pain, swelling, or curvature that develops over time, it could be a sign of an underlying issue such as Peyronie’s disease. It’s advisable to consult a healthcare provider for further medical check-ups.

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Also read: Help! My penis is bent

Remember, as long as the slightly curved penis doesn’t cause pain or affect the ability to urinate or have sex, treatment isn’t required.

In most cases, though, a slight change in the way the penis hangs is entirely normal and does not indicate any health problems. If there are concerns about appearance or function, a healthcare provider can provide reassurance and address any questions or issues.

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