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What is Peyronie's Disease?

The first sign a patient has Peyronie's disease is their penis bending in a different direction from normal when they have an erection. This is caused by the formation of plaque or scar tissue in part of the penis, stopping it from expanding in that area. As a result, the penis bends in the direction of the plaque or scar tissues, whilst the other sides of the penis expands as normal.





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Recognising Peyronie's Disease Symptoms and Overcoming Embarrassment

The penis curvature can be upwards, downwards, to the side or occasionally around the circumference. A patient may also notice a physical lump or hardening of skin in the afflicted area of the penis. This is not always the case, and a consultant can detect the plaque at your consultation

Many men are too embarrassed to discuss their penis problems with a doctor, especially a female doctor, and allow their condition to progress further without treatment. The condition may get worse with time, leading to increased penis curvature as the plaque inside the penis increases.


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Understanding the Impact of Peyronie's Disease on Erectile Function and Sexual Intimacy

Another problem then arises as blood flow through the blood vessels decreases, leading to partial erectile dysfunction. Some (but not all patients) will also experience different levels of penis pain. Sexual intercourse becomes much more difficult due to both the bend and a softening of the penis, reducing both the girth and the length.





A Checklist of Peyronie's Symptoms

If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you could be one of the 9% of men in the UK currently suffering from Peyronie's disease
(Induratio Penis Plastica) and should seek medical advice:



  • Bent or curved penis in any direction
  • Decrease in penile girth and length
  • Pain within the penis upon  erections
  • Loss of sensitivity
  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • Bump, lump or hard section on side of penis
  • Hard penis near the girth but much softer near the head
  • Unusual shapes including hourglass and indentation


The severity of a bent penis depends on where the plaque is formed and its size and shape. Some patients may experience a slight or no bend, but suffer a greater degree of erectile dysfunction. 





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a machine used for Extracorporeal Magneto Transduction therapy to treat Peyronie's Disease

Treating Peyronie's Disease

Before the availability of Extracorporeal Focused Shockwave Therapy, EMMT and Nanovi Technology, patients were often faced with a choice of dramatic invasive surgery. These included penile implants, where the patient ceases to have a natural erection and relies on a manual pump, and penile plication where the unaffected areas of the penis are reduced in length to straighten the penis. This could result in a loss of erect penis size of up to 2 inches.


a diagram showing how shockwave therapy works for Peyronie's Disease

Shockwave Therapy Treatment

Focused shockwave therapy was originally used to break up kidney stones - Now we use it to break up the plaque in the penis. Following treatment, the penis straightens, blood vessels are reinvigorated, new blood vessels are developed and nerve tissue are stimulated.

Focused shockwave therapy has had a tremendous success rate and some patients who have been unable to have satisfactory sex for up to a decade have rediscovered their sex life within the space of a few weeks.

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Success Stories and Challenges in Peyronie's Disease Therapy

We have treated hundreds of men with Peyronie's Disease with our non-invasive treatment programme, and you can read some of their reviews on our Peyronie's Disease therapy Case Studies page and further handwritten copies when you visit our clinic.

Whilst the majority of patients experience immediate improvements after the initial programme of Peyronie's Disease therapy, it is a very stubborn condition and in some instances is resistant to all non-invasive treatments and non-surgical treatments.

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MansMatters are specialists in non-invasive, nonsurgical procedures. We do not offer surgery but have professional relationships with leading surgical urologists and andrologists who undertake different types of Peyronie's disease surgery. If you would like to know more about surgical options, then please click here.

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