Peyronie’s disease is a condition where the development of fibrous scar tissue inside the penis causes penile curvature and painful erections. In many cases, the curvature can be so severe that it prevents intercourse and causes erectile dysfunction. In addition, many men suffer severe anxiety and stress from this condition as well as may have difficulty fathering children.
Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease
Symptoms of Peyronie’s disease include:
- Scar tissue buildup
- Curvature of the penis
- Erectile dysfunction
- Shortening of the penis
- Penile pain
Risk Factors of Peyronie’s Disease
Risk factors of Peyronie’s disease include:
- Family history of Peyronie’s disease
- Connective tissue disorders
- Increased age (especially over 55)
Diagnosing Peyronie’s Disease
Peyronie’s disease is typically diagnosed by a physical exam. Rarely are other tests needed.
Treating Peyronie’s Disease
Treatment for Peyronie’s disease ranges from watchful waiting to medical management to surgery. The treatment chosen by your physician depends on the severity of your condition.