Signs And Symptoms

When I get an erection, on the left side of my penis there are 2 very visible band or lumps that are palpable, less than 3 cm, that appear to be in the erectile tissue, that span across the left side of the shaft which become bigger and harder when I get an erection and smaller as I am flaccid though still being visible. Sometimes they ache especially when I get an erection and touch them but the pain subsides when flaccid. They are sometimes very hard almost like they are calcified when erect. My physician said this was scar tissue and could be removed with surgery. I have no bend. Is it possible to see the plaques that are present in Peyronie’s disease? Could this be Peyronie’s disease?

Dr. Levine answers: This is an unusual presentation, but it does sound that your situation is consistent with Peyronie’s disease. Peyronie’s disease results in scarring of the jacket tissue of the penis known as the tunica albuginea. The scars which are also known as plaques are palpable

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Are there any foods or drinks (coffee, tea, alcohol) that PD sufferers should eliminate? Are there any food or drinks known to help the condition?

At this time, there are no recognized foods or beverages that may trigger Peyronie’s disease or that can improve the condition. Although several drugs have historically been suggested to cause Peyronie’s disease, including beta blockers, such as propranolol or possibly Dilantin, a treatment for seizure disorder, none

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I’m 56 and was diagnosed with PD 9 years ago. I am diabetic, and was also diagnosed with Dupuytren’s contracture. In the last few years, my erections have really shrunk. I used to have about a 6-inch erection now my erections are about the size of my thumb (both in length and thickness). My wife and I haven’t had sex in about 6 years and I can’t even discuss this with her. Over the last 13 months I have added Plavix, Toprol XL, and Zocor to the insulin I take. Is there anything that can help me or is there something else coming along in the next year or two?

You clearly have an advanced problem with fibrotic disorders including the Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture. The PD is likely causing the loss of elasticity of the penis and subsequent loss of length and girth. It is also likely that the combination of diabetes, elevated blood pressure,

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I have detected hard rings on my penis which are felt only during an erection. Peyronie’s disease has not been diagnosed. Can I stop any further deterioration since finding this early? What signs should I look for if this is indeed PD?

What you describe may be a variant of Peyronie’s disease, but to make the diagnosis the penis is typically evaluated in the flaccid condition, the glans is pulled out to stretch the penis and then the shaft can be palpated to identify the fibrotic scar tissue known

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In your opinion, what is the best treatment to prevent fibrosis from spreading around the tunica or into the vascular tissue for a Peyronie’s disease patient?

At this point there is no recognized best treatment to prevent fibrosis from spreading within the tunica albuginea or into the vascular tissue of the penis for the man with PD. Recent research from California has suggested that increasing the amount of nitric oxide (NO) can act

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Is it possible to get stretch marks on the outer skin of the penis? I have developed two horizontal red “stripes” that resemble stretch marks. Is this Peyronie’s disease? What can I do to alleviate the problem? I am terrified that this will result in Peyronie’s disease.

Peyronie’s disease involves the jacket tissue which surrounds the vascular tissue of the penis. This jacket is known as the tunica albuginea and remains below the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Peyronie’s disease therefore does not affect the penile skin in any way. Therefore, any changes happening on

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A read a piece saying that daily erections are crucial for oxygenation and to prevent collagen from occurring? Is lack of daytime erections (none at all) a problem? If so, what can I do about it?

Penile oxygenation is indeed crucial to maintain good vascular health within the penis. This is why we believe that men have nocturnal erectile activity. These erections occur due to a spontaneous reflex which happens anywhere from 2 to 7 times per night. This will in a sense

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I have PD and fortunately do not have difficulty with erection. I have heard about taking erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra to promote “penile health.” Does this help?

At this time there is no clear evidence to show that Viagra enhances penile health on the long-term. The other PDE-5 inhibitors, including Levitra and Cialis, have also been shown to improve blood flow into the penis and there is some suggestion that long-term use of any

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