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Peyronie's Disease Infographic

Infographic on Peyronie's Disease.

Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's disease is where plaques (segments of flat scar tissue) form under the skin of the penis. These plaques can cause the penis to bend or become indented during erections. The plaques can often be felt through the skin, and can also be painful. How Does the Penis Normally Work? Male Reproductive System Medical Illustration Copyright © 2015 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved ...

Did You Know? Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's disease, also known as penile curvature, causes a man's penis to curve or bend. The disease was named after a French surgeon named Francois Gigot de la Peyronie who described the condition in 1743. About 6% of men between 40 and 70 years of age are thought to be affected by the disease. However, the true percentage may be higher because men are often too embarrassed to seek out help. P...

Peyronie’s Disease or Curved Penis

Basic facts about the disease, including information on stages, treatment options and emotional support.

Causes

Peyronie's disease is likely caused by minor injury to the penis. (See penile trauma.) This type of damage is most often caused by vigorous sex (such as bending the penis during penetration or pressure from a partner's pubic bone), though it can also be caused by sports or other accidents. Injury to the tunica albuginea may result in scar tissue forming in the cells (fibrosis). This scar tissue th...

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Symptoms

Peyronie’s disease plaques mostly (70% of the time) form on the top (or dorsal side) of the penis. The plaques make the tunica albuginea less flexible and may cause the penis to bend upwards when it stiffens. When plaques form on the bottom or side of the penis, the bend will be downward or sideways. Some men have more than- plaque, which may cause complex curves. Sometimes plaques form that...

Diagnosis

Your health care provider may be able to tell if you have Peyronie's disease with only a physical exam. The hard plaques can most often be felt whether the penis is stiff or not. To check how the penis curves, your health care provider may inject a drug into your penis to make it stiff, and may take pictures for study. In some cases dynamic ultrasound, which uses sound waves to get a picture of wh...

Treatment

In a very few number of cases (about 13 out of 100), Peyronie's disease goes away without being treated. Many health care experts suggest treating the disease without surgery for the first 12 months after the disease is first noticed. Men with small plaques, not much curving of the penis, no pain, and no problems with sex may not need to be treated. If you need to be treated, there are many choice...

Six Peyronie’s Disease Signs That You Shouldn’t Ignore

Peyronie's disease occurs when scar tissue called plaques form under the skin of the penis. These plaques can build up and lead to curved erections. These erections can be painful. Peyronie's disease can cause stress, anxiety and depression in men. Some studies show over half of men diagnosed with Peyronie's will suffer with depression. If not diagnosed early, the disease can cause problems with e...

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