Table of Contents:
- What is Peyronie’s disease?
- Symptoms of Peyronie’s disease
- What are the causes?
- What does the treatment of Peyronie’s disease consist of?
What is Peyronie’s disease?
Peyronie’s disease is an abnormal curvature of the penis that occurs during erection. It is a very rare disease, affecting men over the age of 40.
Peyronie’s disease is an abnormal curvature of the penis that occurs during erection.
of the penis that occurs during erection.
Symptoms of Peyronie’s disease
The main symptom of this disease is a hardening of a part of the tissue under the skin of the penis. One or more of the following symptoms may occur during erection:
- Curvature of the penis
- Softening of the area that does not suffer from this abnormal hardening
- Problems with penetration
- Narrowing of the penis
- Shortening of the penis
Causes of Peyronie’s disease
The cause of the hardening of tissue that affects the penis is unknown, and it can occur spontaneously, but there are certain risk factors that could be related to this disease: for example, a penile fracture, an operation or radiation treatment for prostate cancer. It can also occur together with Dupuytren’s contracture, which is very common in men over 50 years of age.
Treatment of Peyronie’s disease
The symptoms of Peyronie’s disease may improve over time without treatment, or they may worsen. In the treatment to treat Peyronie’s disease can be performed:
Shock wave lithotripsy
Injections of high blood pressure medication