Education & Diagnosis
Peyronie’s disease is a condition in which scar tissue, known as plaque, forms inside the penis. The scar tissue causes curvature of the penis, which can result in painful erections and difficulty having sexual intercourse. The causes of this condition are still relatively unknown; however, many cases seem to stem from any injury or trauma to the area. Many men are too embarrassed to discuss the symptoms (such as a bent penis) with their peers. Peyronie's disease can be diagnosed and treated by a urologist.
Testing & Treatment
men seeking Peyronie's disease treatment usually do so because of pain and the disruption of sexual intercourse. Treatment for Peyronie's disease is usually focused on helping a man regain the sexual function that he has lost due to the disease. Treatment is available in some cases. There are drugs prescribed that can help ease the symptoms.
Additionally, surgery can also help in the most severe cases.
Oral Medications: Thought to prevent scaring, not remove existing scar tissue. Used in early stages of the disease.