Peyronie’s disease is a condition in which painful, hard plaques form underneath the skin of the penis leads to penile curvature. This plaque is hard and can usually be felt through the penile skin. This plaque is not a tumor but it may lead to serious problems such as curved and/or painful erections.
Symptoms of Peyronie's Disease
The scar tissue most commonly develops on the top surface of the penis; however, it can develop on the sides or underside of the penis as well. Some men develop scar tissue on all surfaces of the penis. The common symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease, visible during an erection, include:
⦁ A visible curve, or bend, in the penis, beginning where the hardened scar tissue is felt
⦁ Narrowing of the penis
⦁ Inability to Maintain an Erection
⦁ Pain during sexual intercourse
Treating Peyronie's Disease
Sometimes symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease may improve over time. Usually, the symptoms persist, and treatment may be necessary. Depending upon the severity of the condition, options include:
- Oral Medications
- Penile Injection
If a case calls for a higher dose of medication applied directly to the plaque, there are specific medications manufactured for direct injection.
- In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct a curved penis. Surgical procedures commonly used to treat Peyronie’s Disease include:
⦁ The removal of scar tissue & grafting .
⦁ Tunica Tightening / Plication, or the tightening of the skin