Peyronie’s Disease (Curvature of the Penis)

  • Peyronie’s disease is the development of scar tissue inside the penis that results in abnormal curvature of the penis.
  • The exact cause of Peyronie’s disease is not known; however, research has suggested these agents as possible causes of plaque or scar formation in the penile shaft.
  • Some of the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease include:
  • Peyronie’s disease is diagnosed by physical examination of the penis that shows abnormal curvature and plaque/scar formation that may be palpated.
  • There is no cure for Peyronie’s disease; however, symptoms can be treated with vitamins, supplements, and other medications.
  • Complications of the disease include pain with intercourse, inability to have intercourse, erectile dysfunction, depression and a permanent abnormal angulation of the penis
  • The prognosis of Peyronie’s disease varies from good to poor, depending on the individual’s response to treatments

5 Causes of Pain of the Penis

  1. STDs with symptoms of burning, itching, painful urination, discharge, or blood in the urine
  2. Infections or inflammation such as balantis
  3. Persistent erection (priapism)
  4. Peyronie’s disease
  5. Cancers

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  • Unusual angulation of the penile shaft (either when flaccid or erect or both)
  • Pain during erections and/or during sex
  • Scarring or plaque palpated at the abnormal bend or angle of the penis
  • An indentation of the penis shaft at the site of the plaque or scarring
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Inability to have intercourse

Viagra and highest pain component

The acute phase lasts about 18 to 24 months and usually has the highest pain component. The chronic phase (begins at about 18 to 24 months after first symptoms) usually has less pain but in this stage, the plaque or scarring is more refractory to treatment (see below) and may begin to develop large calcium deposits (calcified plaque or scarring). Collagenase clostridium histolyticum to treat individuals with Peyronie’s disease. Each treatment cycle consists of two Xiaflex injections into the plaque in the penis to break up the collagen that causes the curvature deformity. Treatments consist of a maximum four injections.
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pain, painful intercourse, inability to have intercourse due to pain or erectile dysfunction, and permanent angulation of the penis. Reduction in penis length, infections and loss of any erectile functions.