What is Peyronie’s Disease?

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Is your penis standing at a weird angle? If you don’t feel any pain or something, it’s still normal and healthy. However, if you do, it may be an early sign of Peyronie’s Disease.

Peyronie’s Disease is a type of illness that causes the penis to curve in an angle, may it be upward, downward, sideways, or more, whether having an erection or not. It can greatly affect sex performance and penis size.

The treatment for this disease varies depending on what symptoms have popped up or what the doctors’ diagnosis is. It is also not the same as penile fracture but can be one of the causes of it.


According to the doctors, this disease doesn’t have any surefire causes. However, studies have shown the most common causes of Peyronie’s disease to be as follows:

  • Repeated penile injury (may it be from sex or sports)
  • Age
  • Hereditary
  • Smoking
  • Any surgery or operation in the prostate
  • Other health-related concerns (such as high blood pressure)


The disease’s symptoms may happen gradually or instantly. Some of the general symptoms for it are as follows:

  • A build-up of “plaque” or scar tissue
  • Penis points to a weird and different angle
  • Problems in keeping or having an erection
  • Pain when having an erection

As time goes by, the curving of the penis may worsen towards the angle where it is pointed out. The pain may go away but how it curves may remain.

Can it be treated?

Luckily, this disease can be treated depending on what symptoms it showed. Doctors may use x-rays or ultrasound to check for scar tissue buildup. They can also manually check it for lumps (they might use some medicine if it needs to be erect but the patient is having a hard time getting one).

It may also not need any treatment at all and may just treat itself automatically. If it doesn’t affect your sex life, you can just skip any treatment.

If it does cure it by itself, you can consult your doctor on how it can go back to its normal look. If it doesn’t, the bending can worsen, which will require surgery to fix.

There are also medications available for this, though they’re not as effective as surgery.

Sources: https://www.webmd.com/men/peyronies-disease#1 https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peyronies-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20353468 


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