18 year old wants help determining if he has Peyronie's disease

I am 18 years old and need help figuring out if I have peyronie's disease. My penis first started curving to the left about 1 and 1/2 years ago. It was only slight so I wasn't too worried. About a week ago it curved a little more to the left and now I'm worried that it's going to get more severe. Since I was a kid (long before I had any curvature) there was always a slight lump on the right side of my penis. I believe it has gotten slightly larger recently. Do I have peyronie's disease? How do I stop it from curving more? And does masturbation cause it to curve more? If you could please help me out I would greatly appreciate it, I'm really stressing out over this.

Greetings,

Given your history of a longstanding childhood penile mass in someone who is currently 18 years of age, I strongly encourage you to consult with a urologist about your situation.  Since your penis curve is aimed to the left and you say your lump is on the right, those two findings do not seem to correlate; this is not typical of Peyronie's disease.  But is is not possible to confidently tell you if you have PD or not based on the limited information.  This is not the kind of problem you should attempt to figure out on your own.

If you have not told your parents or some adult you trust about your problem, now is the time to do so.  You do not have to go into great detail.  Just say, "I have a urinary problem and I think I should see a doctor."  If you are pressed for details, and you are uncomfortable giving any, you can always say, "I am really uncomfortable about this, and I would prefer to discuss this with a doctor."  Any reasonable adult should respect your right to privacy.   

Put aside any embarrassment you might feel and allow a medical professional to determine your diagnosis. Getting yourself examined to determine exactly what is happening to you would be the wise and mature thing to do.  Please let me know what you are told.   TRH 

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