All You Need To Know About Peyronie’s

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What is Peyronie’s Disease? Peyronie’s disease causes the penis to become curved when it’s erect. The condition mostly affects men...
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What is Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s disease causes the penis to become curved when it’s erect. The condition mostly affects men over 40, although it can happen at any age.

What are the symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease?

The symptoms of Peyronie’s disease include:

  • a thickened area or hard lump (plaque) in the shaft of the penis (it’s rare to get more than one plaque)
  • a curve in the penis when it’s erect (usually it curves upwards)
  • pain in the penis, usually during an erection (pain in the non-erect penis is rare)
  • the penis looking misshapen, like an hourglass
  • loss of length or girth of the penis

Some men with the condition get pain in their penis, while others get none. If you do get pain, it may get better over time.

But in severe cases, the curve in the penis can make having sex difficult, painful or even impossible. Peyronie’s disease may also lead to erectile dysfunction.

What causes Peyronie’s Disease?

The cause of Peyronie’s disease is not yet understood.

It’s thought the condition sometimes occurs after an injury to the penis when erect, such as being bent during sex, but it can develop without any obvious cause.

Peyronie’s disease may run in families.

Non-surgical Treatment for Peyronie’s Disease

Many men don’t need treatment, as they don’t have pain or the condition doesn’t affect their sexual function. The condition can sometimes improve without treatment.

Various non-surgical treatments are available. These include vacuum or traction devices, which can help to straighten out your penis, or medicines such as viagra.

Surgical Treatment for Peyronie’s Disease

In severe cases, it may be possible to treat Peyronie’s disease with surgery.

Surgery may involve:

  • removing or cutting away the plaque and attaching a patch of skin or a vein to straighten the penis
  • removing an area of the penis opposite the plaque to cancel out the bend (this can lead to a slight shortening of the penis)
  • implanting a device to straighten the penis

What should I do if I’m worried about my curved penis?

If you’re concerned about a lump or bend in your penis, or it’s causing problems with sex, go to your GP or a local GUM clinic.  

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