Peyronie’s disease is a condition that results from fibrous scar tissue developing on the penis. It causes a curved bend in the penis that can be significant. This bend can often cause painful erections especially during sexual intercourse.
Peyronie’s disease mostly affects men aged over 40, although it can happen at any age. It can also be started following vigorous sexual intercourse (read How do you get Peyronie’s Disease?).
When you get Peyronie’s disease, plaques (segments of flat scar tissue), form beneath the skin of the penis and it is these that cause it to bend or become indented during erections. The plaque (scar tissues) can develop anywhere along the penis and can often be felt through the skin and be painful when touched.
In severe cases, the curve in the penis can make having sexual intercourse painful, difficult, or even impossible.
Peyronie’s disease may also lead to erectile dysfunction with difficulty in getting and/or maintaining an erection.
It is extremely rare for Peyronie’s disease to go away on its own. For the vast majority of men, the condition will remain as is or worsen in stages over a period of time.
Early treatment soon after developing the condition can keep it from getting worse and if using Shockwave therapy alleviate the condition. Even if you’ve had the condition for some time, this treatment can help improve symptoms in the majority of cases. Contact us for further details and confidential consultations.