Peyronie’s disease is the development of fibrous scar tissue inside the penis that causes curved, painful erections. Penises, as we all know, vary in both shape and size, and having a curved erection does not necessarily mean you should be concerned. But Peyronie’s disease causes a significant bend or pain in some men.
This can prevent you from having sex or it may make it difficult to get or maintain an erection. For many men, Peyronie’s disease can also cause stress and anxiety. It does sometimes go away by itself but don’t rely on this. This is because in most cases, it will remain stable or potentially worsen. Treatment may very well be needed if the curvature is severe enough that it prevents successful sexual intercourse.
Now, onto how you can identify whether or not you have Peyronie’s disease, do note that signs and symptoms may appear suddenly or develop over time.
- Scar Tissue. – The scar tissue associated with Peyronie’s disease can be felt underneath the skin of the penis, this causes a scarred penis.
- A significant bend to the penis. – Your penis might be curved upward, downward or bent to one side. In some cases, the erect penis might have narrowing, indentations or even an hourglass appearance, with a tight narrow band around the shaft.
- Erection problems. – Peyronie’s disease might cause problems getting or maintaining an erection.
- Shortening of the penis. – Your penis might become shorter as a result of Peyronie’s disease.
- Pain. – You might have penile pain, with or without an erection.
The curvature associated with Peyronie’s disease might gradually worsen. At some point, however, it will stabilise. Pain during erections will usually improve within one or two years, but the scarred penis tissue and curvature will often remain. In some cases, both the curvature and pain that is associated with Peyronie’s disease could improve without treatment.
When to get in touch with us. – When the pain or curvature of your penis is preventing you from having sex or is causing you anxiety, make sure to get in touch with us, and we will give you the option of either a surgical or non-surgical treatment.