Peyronie’s Disease & Teenagers
Peyronie’s disease can effect men of any age and we have treated youths in their early teens through to men in their 90’s.
Characterised by a bend or deformity in the penis, Peyronie’s disease in teenagers or young men can have serious psychological as well as sexual problems. While it is difficult to cope with this condition at any age, it is particularly devasting for a teenager who is at the early stage of maturity. Boys tend to be more withdrawn than girls when it comes to coming forward about medical problems and with teenagers the condition is compounded: How do you tell your mum or dad or girlfriend that you have a bent or deformed penis?
Peyronie’s disease in teenagers often occurs as a result of an injury. A painful ‘kick in the goolies’ at school, a boisterous tackle on the rugby pitch, trying to hurdle a gate which goes wrong or over vigorous masturbation, can all be a trigger to Peyronie’s Disease. There are very few men that have gone through life without feeling the excruciating agony in the private regions following an accident, whilst their friends gleefully laugh at their misfortune.
Very little research has been undertaken for Peyronie’s disease in teenagers. One study looked at 32 teenagers aged 15 to 19 versus men aged 40 plus, over a 10-year period to see whether there were any defining or differentiating factors between the two groups.
The study found that 22% of the teenagers experienced painful erections and 37% subsequently developed ED.
Peyronie’s disease is characterised by a non-cancerous fibrous plaque that stops the penis expending on one side. In older men, it is normal that there is only one plaque. With teenagers’ there was a 700% increase in multiple plaques. The psychological implications were huge with 94% of patients reporting a high level of stress and over a third had already sought medical help for anxiety and mood disorder and 28% had had a negative encounter with a sexual partner. Teenagers also has a higher HbALc level, which measure average blood glucose, than older men.
Extracorporeal Focused shockwave therapy with its ability to break down the fibrous plaques is the only non-surgical longer term solution for teenagers who want to avoid surgery. For more information, you should contact us now. We also advise any teenager reading this to share their condition with their parents and doctors and if suffering from depression, to seek counselling. Up to 6% of men suffer with Peyronie’s disease, but unlike other conditions like diabetes many teenagers and men find it very difficult to discuss the condition with others.
Focused shockwave therapy, with its ability to breakdown plaque is the only non-surgical, long term solution for diabetics who want to avoid surgery. For information you should contact us now.