What is Peyronie’s Disease?
Peyronie’s occurs when a fibrous scar tissue develops on the penis causing curved and painful erections. Penises vary in shape and size, hence not all curved erections are necessarily a cause of concern. But in case of Peyronie’s disease a significant bend or pain is noticed in some men. In such scenarios, having sex becomes difficult or painful. It can also lead to erectile dysfunction. For several men, Peyronie’s disease also becomes a reason for stress and anxiety. Another common concern is penile shortening.
Peyronie’s disease rarely goes away on its own. However, in most men with Peyronie’s disease, the condition may remain as it is or worsen. Early treatment soon after the condition develops will help in keeping it from getting worse and solve the issue for the longterm. Even if you have had the condition for some time, Peyronie’s treatment may help improve troublesome symptoms like pain, penile shortening and curvature.
What are the Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease?
The signs and symptoms of Peyronie’s syndrome – or “disease” as it is sometimes termed – can occur suddenly or might develop gradually over time. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Scar Tissue: Also called as plaque, the scar tissue can be felt under the skin of the penis as flat lumps or a hard tissue band.
- Noticeable bend to the penis: You may notice your penis curving upward or downward or to one side.
- Problems in Erection: Peyronie’s disease may cause erectile problems such as getting or maintaining an erection may become difficult. Often men report erectile dysfunction before the development of Peyronie’s disease symptoms.
- Shortening of the penis. The sufferer may notice your penis becoming short.
- Peyronie’s can be associated with penile pain, with or without an erection.
Some other symptoms and signs include narrowing of penis, indentations or an hour-glass like appearance. The curvature and penile shortening conditions may eventually worsen. However, at some point, the condition stabilizes.
What are the Causes of Peyronie’s?
The exact cause for Peyronie’s disease isn’t always known. A few possible causes include:
- Injury to the Penis: This might be due to sports injuries or jamming the tip of the penis against the partners body during rough sex. Not all minor injuries lead to Peyronie’s disease but there are certain factors that contribute to poor wound healing and scar tissue build up leading to the condition.
- Hereditary: If family members have Peyronie’s disease, the risk of getting the condition increases.
- Connective tissue disorders: Men with certain connective tissue disorders have higher risk of developing Peyronie’s disease.
- Age Factor: Peyronie’s disease can occur in men of any age, but the prevalence of the condition increases with age, especially for men in their 50s and 60s.
- Other factors include certain health conditions, smoking and some types of prostate surgery might be linked to Peyronie’s disease.
Peyronie’s Treatment with SONICWAVE
When the penis is bent sex can be painful and sometimes impossible. SONICWAVE treatment can soften the damage and along with traction devices help straighten the penis.
If you are noticing any of the above symptoms then book a consultation at a FullMast Men’s Health Clinic. We at FullMast have advanced, non-invasive SONICWAVE protocols that can treat Peyronie’s.