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Peyronie’s Disease

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Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease is a painful disorder caused by plaques, or segments of built-up scar tissue, that develop under the skin of the penis. This inhibits flexibility in the penis, resulting in pronounced and uncomfortable curvature. This disease is fairly common, affecting roughly 6-10% of men between the ages of 40 and 70.

Signs You May Have Peyronie’s Disease

While you should always consult with a medical professional for an accurate diagnosis, there are a few telltale signs that can indicate Peyronie’s Disease besides the presence of lumps or non-congenital curvature.

These can include, but are not limited to:

Painful erection
Soft or weak erection
Persistent discomfort
A penile indentation creates a “bottle-neck” or hourglass appearance
Loss of length
Difficulty or pain when engaging in sexual activity

Stages of Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease progresses through two stages, known as the acute and chronic phases.

Acute Phase – The acute phase generally lasts between five and seven months, although it can persist for 18 months. This phase is when plaques begin to form on the penis, causing painful erections and increasing bending or curvature of the penis. Most plaques form on the top of the penis, but plaques along the bottom and sides are possible and can cause complex bending complications.

Chronic Phase – The chronic phase begins when plaques stop growing and developing. At this point, there should be no further curvature of the penis, and a reduction in pain is likely.

 

What Should I Do If I Think I Have Peyronie’s Disease?

If you suffer from the symptoms above, please don’t wait to contact a medical clinician to schedule an evaluation. If Peyronie’s Disease is allowed to progress unchecked, it can create additional challenges during treatment.

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