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Do you have a bent penis?

If you have a bend in your penis when you get an erection, you may have a condition called Peyronie’s disease. The bend could be upwards downwards or to either side. Of course, no man penis is perfectly straight. A natural curvature is normal. With Peyronie’s disease, the bend is very noticeable and it makes sexual intercourse more difficult, in some cases impossible, and very often painful.

Peyronie’s disease is not an uncommon condition; it affects around 9% of adult men. While sexually active men of any age can find themselves with Peyronie’s disease, it usually is a condition that is more prevalent in older men.

We can help you. At Moorgate Andrology we offer Peyronie’s disease treatment for all cases of the condition. All patients are able return to a healthy sex life given expert treatment has been provided.

Peyronie’s disease causes:

Peyronie’s disease is caused by a formation of scar tissue inside the penis, known as a plaque. Peyronie’s disease causes are not exactly known, but it is thought that the plaque can be formed after trauma or repeated injury to the penis, such as bending. In some cases it is through attempting sexual intercourse without the penis being fully erect, that can lead to plaque formation. Most men will notice a curve and pain in the penis on erection. Over time this pain can subside but the bend can get worse, especially over the first year.

 

Whether you only have a slight curvature of the penis, or a severe curvature and pain on erection, it all depends on the location and size of the scar tissue. If you think you have any severity of the symptoms, contact Moorgate Andrology for a consultation to discuss a Peyronie’s disease cure or treatment plan.

Peyronie’s disease treatment:

Our team of Uro/Andrologists use the latest surgical procedure, The Stage Technique, for the correction of penile curvatures. The Stage Technique stands for “Superficial Tunica Albuginea Geometric-based Excision.” This is a significant advancement on the Peyronie’s disease treatment offered by the NHS, called the Nesbit procedure, which generally results in significant penile shortening. Whereas the latest Peyronie’s disease cure of the Stage technique results in minimal loss of penile length.

In Moorgate Andrology’s Peyronie’s disease treatment geometric principles are used to straighten the penis. This is achieved by making very small, multiple incisions just underneath the skin surface at the maximum point of the curvature.

Surgical Peyronie’s disease treatment is usually advised and considered primary for patients who have a more severe curvature, and whose penile curvature is preventing them from having satisfactory sexual intercourse. Other methods of Peyronie’s disease treatment is available at Moorgate Andrology should the patient prefer non-surgical options.

Latest Peyronie’s disease cure: The Stage Technique

There are a number of key principles that are adopted in the Stage Technique. These are as follows:
– To protect or increase penile length and girth
– To straighten the penis and remove or minimise any bend
– Maintain or improve your erection
– Minimise risks of complications in the straightening of your penis

The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and takes around one hour. In most cases, you can go home on the same day after Peyronie’s disease treatment. Depending on the type of work you do, please arrange to take one to two weeks off work.

The Stage Technique vs The Nesbit Procedure

The Stage Technique has significant advantages over traditional Peyronie’s disease treatment methods, such as the Nesbit procedure used by the NHS.
– High risk of penile length loss with Nesbit, minimal length loss with Stage.
– Higher risk of haematoma following Nesbit surgery. This risk is very low with the Stage Technique.
– There is a much lower risk of loss of glans sensitivity with the Stage Technique when compared to Nesbit.
– Much lower risk of recurrence of Peyronie’s disease with the Stage Technique.
– 99.1 % straightening rate with the Stage Technique compared to only 76.2% with the Nesbit procedure.

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What is Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s Disease, also known as curvature of the penis, is a condition in which your penis, when erect, bends abnormally. This is a rare cause of erectile dysfunction – a condition where a man has difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection. It is caused by fibrous scar tissue developing under the penis skin.

It is common for a man’s penis to curve slightly; considered of which to be normal. However, if the curve begins to cause you pain, or if the bend is severe, then it is a problem. Peyronie’s disease can undermine a man’s ability to have sex, and can also cause erectile dysfunction. Worrying about a curvature of the penis can cause stress and anxiety, which can lead to erectile dysfunction.

Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease

Signs and symptoms of Peyronie’s disease may either emerge gradually over time or appear abruptly. The primary symptom is a considerable curvature of the penis – the penis bends, either sideways, downward, or upward, depending on where the plaques are.

Sometimes, the erect penis may become very narrow at a certain point. In some individuals, the bend slowly becomes more pronounced, for others, it slowly improves and, for others still, the curve stays the same. Other symptoms include:

What does Peyronie’s Disease feel like?

The feel of scar tissue which is under the skin of the penis. It feels like a band of hard tissue. For some, it may feel like flattened lumps.

Treatment Options for Peyronie’s Disease

The doctor will ask the patient questions about symptoms, how long they have been there, and how they developed over time. The patient will also undergo a physical examination. If the patient’s curvature is not getting worse, there is no pain or pain is very slight, and symptoms do not interfere with sex, the doctor will probably recommend watchful waiting – a wait and see approach. Having the individual observe changes, for at least 12 months, is generally asked before considering a surgical intervention. In more serious cases, the patient may be prescribed medication or advised to have surgery.

If you are suffering with Peyronie’s disease, or another form of erectile dysfunction contact us and we can help you determine the best treatment available.

 

How Peyronie’s disease can impact confidence?

Erectile dysfunction can occur for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, cardiovascular conditions such as heart disease and high cholesterol can be the culprit. In other cases, erectile dysfunction could be the result of a psychological condition such as anxiety, stress or depression. One potential cause of erectile dysfunction that isn’t covered is Peyronie’s disease – a connective tissue disorder that results in the growth of scar tissue inside the penis. This scar tissue can make the erect penis bend, often at a noticeable angle causing discomfort and erectile dysfunction.  Impotence is a similar issue which is the difficulty for the man to sustain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. Penile injections are a solution for this condition which is also helpful for men who suffer erectile dysfunction too.

In most cases, Peyronie’s disease doesn’t prevent you from having sex. However, it can cause erectile dysfunction, discomfort during sex and have a significant impact on your personal level of confidence about sexual activity. Luckily, there are treatment options available for Peyronie’s. In this guide, we will look at how prevalent Peyronie’s is, the connection it can have to erectile dysfunction and the treatment options that are available for men with Peyronie’s disease.

How it Impacts Confidence

Sometimes, Peyronie’s disease can make it difficult to develop or keep an erection. It can also cause stress and anxiety – two common psychological causes of erectile dysfunction for men. Because of this, erectile dysfunction is particularly common among men with Peyronie’s. In fact, data from the Association of Peyronie’s Disease Advocates states that approximately two-thirds of men with Peyronie’s also have some degree of erectile dysfunction.

 

While erectile dysfunction drugs can’t treat Peyronie’s itself, they can often be used to treat erectile dysfunction that stems from Peyronie’s disease. These drugs improve blood flow to the soft tissue of the penis, making it easier to develop and maintain an erection. However, because Peyronie’s is considered a physical abnormality of the penis you should speak to your doctor first before you consider using erectile dysfunction medication to treat Peyronie’s induced erection tissues.

If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction or Peyronie’s disease, then get in touch now to book a consultation with one of our Urologists!

 

How do I identify if I have Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s disease is a condition in the penis that often occurs in older men as a side effect of age. It was first discovered by a French surgeon, Francois Peyronie, over 200 years ago and affects millions of men usually beginning in their 50’s. The plaque forms from a lifetime of small injuries or tears in the penis which builds up as the injuries heal by forming exaggerated plaques.

This scarred tissue, or, Peyronie’s Plaque, forms in the wall of the penis tissue that surrounds the corpus cavernosum. The end result is noticeable  penis scarring and will require medical attention to resolve. It is extremely rare for Peyronie’s Disease to resolve itself without medical assistance. However, it is for the most part not dangerous.

There are five signs you can look for to identify if you have developed Peyronie’s Disease:

  • Check your penis for noticeable penis scarring,  bending or curvature during erections. Your penis should always be relatively straight during periods of erection and while most men curve to one side or another, any changes may indicate you have Peyronie’s Disease.
  • Your penis may have suddenly reduced in length or width. Peyronie’s Disease has been known to cause structural changes to your penis and the scar tissue may cause your erect penis length or girth to reduce as a result of this.
  • Are you experiencing Erectile Dysfunction? If you are suddenly having weaker erection periods and struggling to maintain the penis in its erect state during sex, it could be a symptom of Peyronie’s Disease or another illness which causes strain on the erectile mechanism, thereby causing Erectile Dysfunction.  You should get this checked out as soon as possible by a qualified professional.
  • Your penis may suddenly have a lump or a change in texture from before. This could feel hard or granular, it is best to seek medical help for a change like this as soon as possible.
  • Are you experiencing a painful stretching or an uncomfortable sensation when entering a period of erection? If so, you should seek urgent medical advice before it develops into a more dangerous situation. While this could be a symptom of Peyronie’s Disease, it is best to get checked out immediately.

Should I be masturbating while I have Peyronie’s Disease?

One of the characteristics of Peyronie’s Disease is a curved penis. Causes of the curve are mainly due to fibrous scar tissues that form below the surface of the penis.

However, we do know that any trauma to the penis could lead to the scarring typical of the disease and eventually a twisted penis. This means that activities such as mountain biking, motorcycle riding, and even “vigorous” sexual activity can lead to the worsening of the condition. In the last category, it has been found that intense or prolonged masturbation could also result in Peyronie’s Disease.

According to the Peyronie’s Disease Institute, there is another link between Peyronie’s and masturbation. We know that men with Peyronie’s tend to find the condition can be difficult or impossible to engage in normal sexual relations. This is either due to the physical limitations caused by the curve. Or the embarrassment and low self-esteem that having a twisted penis can cause. Either way, men who are having difficulty with their sex lives due to Peyronie’s, may resort to masturbating more often for their personal and sexual satisfaction. This can and often does, exacerbate the condition.

What treatments are available?

Up until recently, the only way that you could reverse the curve of Peyronie’s disease was through surgery. Oral medications for Peyronie’s disease have shown limited effectiveness in completely dissolving the scar tissue typical of the disease. However, a remarkable, non-invasive treatment called extracorporeal shockwave therapy, or ESWT, is showing great promise in Peyronie’s treatment.

ESWT for Peyronie’s Disease

ESWT in itself is not new. Used before to treat kidney stones and other areas for decades. Also for joint injuries and other orthopaedic conditions. More recently, effective ESWT protocols have been developed for the treatment of ED, and now those protocols have been modified to provide a specific, and effective shockwave treatment for men with Peyronie’s disease. We call our ESWT treatment the GAINSWave for Peyronie’s Disease.

Shockwave therapy has been shown to be an effective alternative treatment, to typical surgical interventions for patients with Peyronie’s. Examples are penile grafts, implants, or suturing techniques. Most interesting and relevant to ESWT and ED, in patients with Peyronie’s and ED, a study found that 60% of the patients treated with shockwave therapy saw improvement in erectile function, and 20% were able to resume sexual intercourse without oral PDES inhibitors.

An effective treatment we have seen to work is Peyronie’s disease injections, that are administered over a course of 3 months.

If you find yourself suffering from Peyronie’s disease then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and see how we can help.

Does Peyronie’s Disease affect urination?

First thing to know is that Peyronie’s Disease is an acquired condition and must be distinguished from hereditary curvature of the penis. A key marker is Peyronie’s Disease changes the appearance of the penis over time while hereditary curvature remains constant.

The next thing to note is that if you have Peyronie’s Disease you did nothing wrong. The root cause of Peyronie’s Disease is trauma to the penis suffered from one significant event or several small traumas experienced throughout normal intercourse. Peyronie’s disease can physically interfere with basic and sexual functions.

One of these basic functions is urination, the main cause of the impediment to urination is from a build up of scar-like tissue builds up inside the penis. This is called plaque, and it can impede both urination (as previously mentioned) as well as ejaculation. And in more severe cases, the build up can lead to an abnormal bend or curvature within the penis.

Other symptoms from this can include indention, shortening, or thinning. Unsurprisingly this can lead to intercourse being too painful or impossible to engage in. Now, lets talk about the best ways you can treat this.

The first course of action is to speak with your physician to better understand just how severe your condition is. Here are some of the different options available to help cure it:

Surgical Treatments

  • Suturing the Unaffected Side – There are several plication techniques that you can use to correct curvature. This results in a straightening of the penis, although it can also cause penile shortening as well as erectile dysfunction.
  • Incision or Excision and Grafting – For this procedure the surgeon cuts into the scar tissue, allowing the penile sheath to stretch out and for the penis to straighten. Tissue grafts are used to cover the holes. Typically used in more severe cases, this procedure is associated with greater risks of worsening erectile function when compared to the plication procedure.
  • Penile Implants – The two most common implants are malleable and inflatable implants. Semi rigid implants take the place of the spongy tissue that fills with blood during erections. This will allow the patient to bend the penis upwards during intercourse. Your physician may recommend such implants if you are dealing with both Peyronie’s Disease and Erectile Dysfunction.

Oral Treatments

  • Verapamil – You may organise this as the drug that is used to treat high blood pressure. It is used in Peyronie’s disease surgery is to disrupt the production of collagen, the protein that forms the unwanted scar tissue.
  • Interferon – There has been one placebo-controlled trial, which demonstrated significant improvements using this therapy over the placebo. This type of protein is believed to disrupt the production of fibrous tissue.
  • Collagenase – As the name suggests, this drug targets and breaks down the build up of the collagen that causes penile curvature. Collagenase clostridium histolytic has recently been approved by the FDA for treating Peyronie’s disease thanks to its success in several trials. Adult men with moderate to severe curvatures and a palpable nodule might benefit from this therapy.

What can I do about Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s Disease is caused by damage to penile tissue creating scar tissue known as plaque. The size and location of the plaque can cause the penis to bend upward or downward or be indented. The bending can happen gradually, starting with lumps and soreness that go on to develop into a hardened scar, or it can appear suddenly – almost overnight. Although mostly found in middle-aged men, Peyronie’s Disease can occur at any age. Estimates show that more than 80,000 men in the UK may have the disease.

What is the treatment for Peyronie’s?

Quick and accurate diagnosis is the first step in effectively treating Peyronie’s. But many men are reluctant to visit the doctor when they first notice an unusual curvature or pain in their erect penis. Occasionally their reluctance leads to self-misdiagnosis resulting in further anguish and distress by thinking they have cancer or a sexually transmitted disease.

However, in my experience, when intercourse becomes a struggle, men with Peyronie’s Disease finally seek medical help – often as a result of their partner’s encouragement. Even after the diagnosis of Peyronie’s Disease is confirmed, the course for healing can take many directions.

  • The early stage is also known as the acute inflammatory stage of Peyronie’s Disease lasts from approximately 6-18 months. The stage is characterised by painful and weak erections or difficult ejaculations caused by an inflammation, which can then develop into hardened scar tissue. Men may experience pain; varying degrees of penile curvature, shortening or indentation; and the formation of a lump of scar tissue.
  • The second phase, the chronic stage of Peyronie’s Disease, is when stable scar forms and the deformity stabilises which may result in erectile dysfunction or loss of penile length. Many surgeons prefer to wait at least one year to surgically correct the curvature to help keep it from returning.

Doctors often first try a “wait and watch” approach since Peyronie’s Disease symptoms may improve on their own with no treatment necessary in correcting the curvature – mostly within the first year.

Can Peyronie’s be treated non-surgically?

There are also a number of non-surgical treatment options available including oral medications, injections, topical treatments shock wave and energy therapies, traction devices, and vacuum therapy. Other therapies are under investigation.

Remember that there is life after Peyronie’s; and that the day to day living with the disease should not be left to get the better of you. Having the right resources at hand, understanding the numerous options for treatment and discussing them with a physician are the first and effective steps in treating Peyronie’s. As a result, you can often stop the disease from turning into a crisis.

To learn more about the treatment options available, give us a call on 0330 808 1968 to book a consultation.

PEYRONIES DISEASE TREATMENT FAQS

What causes Peyronie’s disease?

Peyronie’s disease is caused by a formation of palpable plaques and scar tissue in the shaft of the penis.

This plaque can be caused by a range of things, such as a minor injury that may have occurred during sexual intercourse.

Can Peyronie’s Disease heal itself?

If you have a mild form of Peyronie’s disease

Peyronie’s disease it can heal by itself. That being said, if you notice the symptoms or are worried about a bend in your penis then we recommend you speak to a Urologist and get the treatment you need.

What’s the best treatment for Peyronie’s disease?

Peyronie’s disease can be cured using several methods.

Peyronie’s disease surgery using the Stage Technique straightens the penis by making small incisions under the skin. It is effective as it reduces the risk of losing penis length.

Peyronie’s disease injections are injected into the collagen plaque that causes the curvature. They disrupt this plaque thus straightening the bend.

Is Peyronie’s disease progressive?

The disease is progressive and can start off mild, but then progress into a more serious issue.

The first sign of Peyronie’s disease is the bend in the erect penis. At first, this may feel fine but over time can become painful.

Once the disease has matured fully, sex will become very painful.

Can I have Peyronie’s disease treatment done on the NHS?

Treatment for Peyronie’s is available on the NHS, this is called the Nesbit procedure.

While this procedure does fix the curve, it also reduces the length of the penis.

Having private treatment for Peyronie’s disease using the Stage Technique or Peyronie’s disease injections can help avoid shortening of your penile length.

Is Peyronie’s disease a serious health problem?

While Peyronie’s disease isn’t a life-threatening condition, it can affect a man’s life considerably.

Men with Peyronie’s find it painful or uncomfortable to have sex, and a lack of sex can actually negatively affect their confidence and mental health.

Getting Peyronie’s treated is important so that the disease doesn’t get worse.

What are Peyronie’s disease injections?

peyronies disease injections work to reduce the curvature of the penis so that you are able to continue performing sexual intercourse.

The injections work by treating the plaque that is causing the curve in the penis. The treatment should be done once every 3 months.

How long does Peyronie’s injection treatment take?

Peyronie’s disease injection treatment should take around one hour. It is done on an out-patient basis, so you can go home straight after.

This is a simpler and easier procedure, in comparison to Peyronie’s disease surgery.

To make sure the injections are right for you, book a consultation to see a Urologist.

Can vitamins cure Peyronie’s disease?

Vitamins aren’t a known cure for Peyronie’s disease as they aren’t proven to straighten the penis.

Vitamins can, however, increase the strength of your erections. Peyronie’s disease is a serious medical problem which either requires penile injections or surgery to correct.

Does Peyronie’s disease affect urination?

In some cases, Peyronie’s disease does affect urination.

Since the penis has a noticeable curvature, men may find it hard to urinate in a straight line.

This can be easily fixed with either Peyronie’s disease injections or surgery.

I have a bent penis, Peyronie’s disease?

If the curvature in your erect penis is greater than 30 degrees, you may have Peyronie’s Disease.

In severe cases, this curvature can be up to 70 degrees. If the condition is left untreated the condition will probably worsen over time.

Can Peyronie’s disease be treated without surgery?

Peyronie’s disease can be treated without surgery. Penile injections are available to straighten the penis.

These do have to be topped up every few months so that the curve doesn’t return or become worse.

Peyronie’s disease surgery is a more permanent option, but if it’s not for you then the injections are a very effective and suitable alternative.

Does Peyronie’s disease affect growth?

When Peyronie’s disease worsens, it may cause growth of abnormal lumps in the penis. These are caused by the plaques that have formed in the penis.

To avoid this, it is important to get the condition treated. Treating Peyronie’s disease will also prevent the symptoms and curvature from becoming worse.

How much does Peyronie’s disease treatment cost?

The cost of Peyronie’s disease treatment depends on the type of procedure that you choose.

The Peyronie’s disease injections are the cheapest treatment option as they are non surgical.

Peyronie’s disease surgery will cost more as it involves a hospital stay and more aftercare procedures.

What age group is likely to develop Peyronie’s disease?

Peyronie’s disease is most commonly developed in men over the age of 50. It has been known for some teenage men to develop the condition, but it is rare.

The condition is more common in men with health problems such as heart conditions or high blood pressure.

How is Peyronie’s disease diagnosed?

If the curvature to the penis isn’t the main indicator, tests will be done to determine if a man is suffering from Peyronie’s disease.

Ultrasound scans may be performed to analyse the circulation of blood to the penis. During your consultation, the Urologist will use an injection to stimulate an erection. This allows the Urologist to see how big the curvature actually is.

HOW TO SPOT PEYRONIE’S DISEASE

In Peyronie’s disease, scar tissue makes the penis bend or curve during an erection. When a guy gets an erection, chambers on the side of the penis fill with blood. There is a stretchy sheath that covers the chambers so it can grow. But with Peyronie’s, scar tissue on the sheath keeps your penis from standing straight. The scar tissue can stop a chamber from fully filling up, which forces the penis to bend.

If the scar forms on top of the penis – which is what usually happens – the penis curves up. If it forms on the bottom of the penis, it curves down. Scar tissue can also form on both the top and bottom, making the penis shorter and dented.

What Causes Peyronie’s Disease?

No one knows for sure what causes Peyronie’s disease. Many doctors think the scarring might be caused by a minor injury to the penis during sex – from accidental bending, for example. But lots of men with the condition don’t remember that type of injury.

Older men, whose erections tend to bend easier, are more likely to get Peyronie’s than younger men. Genetics may also play a part. Men who have Peyronie’s disease are more likely to also have dupuytren’s contracture. That is where tissue in the hand becomes scarred and thickened. It can force fingers to curl in toward your palm.

What are the Symptoms?

You may notice a hard lump just below the skin of your penis right around where the curve starts. Sometimes, though, the scar tissue is too deep to feel. Scar tissue can vary in size from small to large and aren’t always in just one spot. Sometimes the scar tissue goes around the penis, causing it to shorten. That can cause problems with erections, but no curving.

In addition to a curve, other symptoms may include a lack of firmness, which may make it hard to keep an erection. Your doctor may suggest treatment for a curve of 30 degrees or more, especially if you have problems having sex.

Even before you notice a curve, you may have painful erections. The pain comes from inflammation caused by the injury and can last for many months. The pain usually eases once the injury heals and the scar tissue hardens.

How is it Diagnosed?

Doctors typically diagnose Peyronie’s disease by asking about symptoms and any injuries, and by examining the penis. Some doctors inject drugs into the penis to cause an erection so they can see the angle.

If you think you may be suffering from Peyronie’s disease, you should get in contact with us at Moorgate Andrology and see how we can help.

5 Questions You Should Ask About Peyronie’s Disease

Many men suffer from Peyronie’s disease, and even those that don’t should be aware of the devastating effects it has on men. We have created five questions that you should ask to learn more about the disease.

What is Peyronie’s disease?

Peyronie’s disease causes the penis to become curved when it’s erect. It is believed to be caused by scar tissue in the penis called plaque, which forms and causes the curvature or bending of the penis. Most men with this disease can still have sexual intercourse, but for some, it may be too painful or troublesome to have sex due to the curvature of the penis. As a side effect of this, erectile dysfunction may be caused by either the pain or inability to engage in intercourse. 

Is Peyronie’s disease a serious health problem?

Some curvature of the penis is normal. If intercourse remains normal and there is no pain, Peyronie’s disease is not a severe health problem. In some cases, it has been known to reverse without the need for additional medical or surgical treatment. If you are concerned or notice any pain or discomfort, then you should speak to your GP about whether or not you need to seek medical or surgical treatment.

What happens if Peyronie’s disease is left untreated?

Left untreated, Peyronie’s disease may cause further penile curvature and pain. In some severe cases, it can cause erectile dysfunction through either the pain or the psychological effects of being unable to perform sexual intercourse. In these cases, you should speak to your GP, but for some men it does get better over time without treatment.

How can Peyronie’s disease be treated?

There are several medicines which treat this condition including the option of injections. Should the medication be deemed to be ineffective or you choose to go straight to surgery, then multiple surgical procedures are available including penile implants and Peyronie’s disease correction to straighten the penis during erections.

What causes Peyronie’s disease?

It is not known what causes Peyronie’s disease, but it is believed that the condition occurs after an injury to the penis when erect. This injury causes the formation of scarred tissue called plaque in the penis which results in the curvature of the penis or in some extreme cases, the bending of the penis. It is also currently believed that genes have some part in deciding whether or not a man will develop this disease, as it could be hereditary and research is still ongoing to determine the true cause.

CAN VITAMINS CURE PEYRONIE’S DISEASE?

Peyronie’s disease surgery or injections can seem like a scary, with men are asking us if can vitamins cure Peyronie’s disease? Read more to find out.

What is Peyronie’s disease?

Peyronie’s disease is a condition, usually caused by plaque build-up in the penile tissue or trauma to the penis. Physically it will give the penis a slight bend, this bend is abnormal and looks greater than 30 degrees. Here at Moorgate, we offer the stage technique surgery and penile injections, which don’t harm the penis length. Unlike the Nesbit surgery, available on the NHS, which decreases your penis length.

Can vitamin treatment cure Peyronie’s disease?

Guys who suffer from Peyronie’s disease look at all options to improve or remove the bend in their penis. They ask whether vitamins can help. We haven’t seen any guy yet who has managed to straighten his penis by taking vitamins. But there’s no doubt that vitamins can help with the strength of your erections, as they can increase the blood flow to your penis.

If you do have a bend in your penis then please get in touch with us and we can give you the advice you need and book you a consultation to come in and see a Urologist. Give us a call on 0330 808 1968 and cure your Peyronie’s disease today.

SOME OF THE BEST PEYRONIE’S DISEASE TREATMENTS

Peyronie’s Disease is a form of erectile dysfunction that can cause both physical and emotional scarring. We will now explain to you more about it as well as possible Peyronie’s Disease treatments that we have available to you, alongside the other options.

What is Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s Disease is caused by damage to penile tissue creating scar tissue known as plaque. The size and location of the plaque can cause the penis to bend upward or downward or be indented. The bending can happen gradually, starting with lumps and soreness that go on to develop into a hardened scar, or it can appear suddenly – almost overnight.

Although mostly found in middle-aged men, Peyronie’s Disease can occur at any age. Estimates show that more than 80,000 men in the UK may have the disease.

What Causes It?

It is hard to pinpoint what actually the scar tissue to develop with many different theories having been put forward. While injury or trauma might explain some acute cases of Peyronie’s Disease, it does not explain why most cases develop slowly and with no apparent traumatic event.

Some researchers theorise that Peyronie’s Disease may be an autoimmune disorder. One study compared 66 patients with Peyronie’s Disease with 20 controls of the same age. They found that 75.8% of patients with Peyronie’s had at least one abnormal immunologic test, compared with only 10% in the control group.

This may explain why there are some recognised systemic disorders that are associated with the disease, such as:

  • Dupuytren’s contracture, a condition for the hands and fingers, which can cause the affected fingers to bend towards the palm and won’t allow patients to straighten fingers fully.
  • Paget’s disease, a chronic skeletal disorder that may result in enlarged or deformed bones in one or more regions of the skeleton.

How does the disease progress?

The development of Peyronie’s Disease is not that well understood either. Symptoms have been known to improve or worsen over time; but it is usual for the suffer to experience pain during an erection, making sexual intercourse very difficult. With the result that in addition to the physical scarring Peyronie’s Disease can leave its emotional mark.

Without good communication and understanding in a relationship, Peyronie’s Disease can cause huge amounts of distress. Even in a loving relationship it can disrupt a couple’s physical and emotional relationship and lead to lowered self-esteem in the man.

What’s the Treatment?

Quick and accurate diagnosis is the first step in effectively treating Peyronie’s Disease. But many men are reluctant to visit the doctor when they first notice an unusual curvature or pain in their erect penis. Occasionally their reluctance leads to self-misdiagnosis resulting in further anguish and distress by thinking they have cancer or a sexually transmitted disease.

However, in my experience, when intercourse becomes a struggle, men with Peyronie’s Disease finally seek medical help – often as a result of their partner’s encouragement. Even after the diagnosis of Peyronie’s Disease is confirmed, the course for healing can take many directions.

What About Surgery?

Surgery is an option when non-surgical treatments are not working and may be one of the only effective Peyronie’s Disease treatments for severe cases. To minimise the reoccurrence of the disease physicians, recommend that the patient’s disease be in a stable, inactive phase for at least six months.

Some men choose to receive an implanted device that increases rigidity of the penis. In some cases, an implant alone will straighten the penis adequately. In other cases, implantation is combined with a technique of incisions and grafting if the implant does not straighten the penis.

If you’re looking for Peyronie’s Disease treatments, trust us here at Moorgate Andrology. Call us today on 0330 808 1968, or you can find more information on Peyronie’s here.

HEALTH RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PEYRONIE’S DISEASE

Peyronie’s disease is characterised by areas of bone-like collagen plaques that form inside the penis. Because these plaques are hard and inflexible, they cause a curved penis. Peyronie’s can be painful and make sexual intercourse difficult.

The exact cause of Peyronie’s is unknown, but it is believed to be a wound-healing disorder. In other words, the curved penis is injured and doesn’t heal properly. Peyronie’s may also be genetic or linked to certain connective tissue disorders like Dupuytren’s contracture.

Personal health risk factors may also be involved. For example, high blood sugar and tobacco use may make it harder for wounds to heal normally. These factors could, indirectly, make a man more likely to develop Peyronie’s. Other potential risk factors include diabetes, heart disease, alcohol use, and high cholesterol.

In 2015, a team of Italian scientists investigated erectile dysfunction, smoking, diabetes, and high blood pressure as possible risk factors for Peyronie’s disease. After collecting data from a group of 279 men, they found that cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, and erectile dysfunction were associated with Peyronie’s, but diabetes was not.

These results do not mean that any of these conditions cause Peyronie’s disease. The scientists explained that more study is necessary to see if removing a potential risk factor reduce rates of Peyronie’s. With that said, quitting smoking and controlling blood sugar and blood pressure are always good steps to take for your overall health, regardless of any association with Peyronie’s.

Men who are concerned about Peyronie’s should see their doctor. This is simply because they will be able to aid you in ensuring that you can deal with your condition in the right way. The treatment methods available are Peyronie’s disease injections and Peyronie’s disease surgery.

For further information about what Moorgate can do for your Peyronie’s disease issues make sure you get in touch with us today.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE A BENT PENIS?

What Do I Do If I Have a Bent Penis?

If you have a severely bent penis, then chances are you have Peyronie’s disease, but what do you do if you have Peyronie’s disease? Well, at that point you are a good candidate for the injections that we can supply you with here at Moorgate to help rectify this kind of condition with our range of bent penis treatment options.

What are the options for bent penis treatment?

If you have a condition called Peyronie’s Disease, which means that you have a palpable plague on the shaft of your penis and a curvature of more than 30 degrees during erection, you will be able to opt for the non-surgical procedure; this is a new procedure available in the market that is well researched into. This works by disrupting the collagen plaque that causes the curvature. It is a minimally invasive treatment, making it popular for Peyronie’s disease correction. To find out more on this treatment, make sure to contact us and book a consultation with one of Doctors.

What is the Surgical Treatment for Peyronie’s Disease?

The most well-known surgical treatment for Peyronie’s disease that you can opt for when having a consultation with one of our doctors is called the Stage technique. This is achieved by making very small incisions just underneath the skin surface at the maximum point of the curvature. This is a significant advancement on the Nesbit procedure.

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