A curvature of the penis, which is associated with erection, is what defines Peyronie’s disease; any slight deformity of the penis in the flaccid condition could be due to any number of things and is not an indication of Peyronie’s disease. Peyronie’s disease also does not tendRead more →
Signs And Symptoms
It may be that you never did have Peyronie’s disease, as most men who develop true Peyronie’s disease develop a scar which does not completely resolve spontaneously. Other processes which might result in more complete resolution may be a “slow healing wound” which ultimately resolves. Deformity ofRead more →
I first noticed my symptoms only about 3 months ago (painful erections, hard nodule under the skin when flaccid) and am currently in the “active” phase of the disease. Is there anything I should or should not be doing during this phase in order to minimize the eventual resulting curvature? It’s only slightly noticeable (approx. 5-10%) and I’d like it to stay that way.
Dr. Levine answers: It’s true that you are currently in the active phase. Contemporary natural history studies have suggested that during the “active” phase, 50% of patients will have worsening of their deformity, around 40% will stay the same and less than 10% will have spontaneous resolutionRead more →
I have had Peyronie’s disease for 7 years and have recently noticed my penis shrinking in the flaccid state and becoming hard all over. When I get an erection my penis is bent 45 degrees to the right and when semi-erect it won’t get fully hard. Is the scar preventing the corpus cavernosum from expanding or is the corpus cavernosum actually turning into fibrous tissue as well? What is the cause of this shrinkage effect?
Dr. Levine answers: This scenario appears to be one of a progressive Peyronie’s disease where there is a loss of elasticity in the entire jacket tissue of the penis, known as the tunica albuginea. This tunic is the tissue which expands in girth and length during theRead more →
My bend is about 35% down and slightly to the right. Though I have never felt a plaque of any kind, there is a small indent in the right side close to the base. I do not experience pain unless I undergo more than one erection in a short amount of time. In the past few years, I have noticed a definite decrease in size, strength, stamina and intensity of climax. My urine flow has decreased and my penis in the flaccid state is both smaller and more limp than it ever has been. I can achieve erections, but for a short period of time and with little to no build up to a less than satisfying orgasm. These problems seem to be worsening. I am 27 and do not want the condition to worsen. Does this sound like a specific condition or symptom of PD and if so, what can I do?
Dr. Levine answers: This is a complex situation that you describe and given your youth it is likely that your curvature is a congenital one, but may be due to a progressive scarring that may be associated with Peyronie’s or just thickening due to the repetitive trauma.Read more →
Dr. Levine answers: This may be a very mild form of Peyronie’s disease and is quite common for the plaque or nodular scar to seem as though it is moving. Basically this is part of the abnormal scarring process that occurs within the jacket tissues of theRead more →
Since I presented with PD about 6 years ago, I have observed a profound change in the appearance of my flaccid penis. What use to hang several inches outside of my body has shriveled up and retracted, and now resides close to my pubic hair. In addition, many of the veins and capillaries that once were plainly visible on my erect penis seem to have disappeared; some of those capillaries or small veins were very painful prior to their apparent demise. My flaccid penis often feels colder than it once did. Are all of these symptoms consistent with PD, or could other medical pathology be responsible for these changes? If so, what might they be?
Dr. Mulhall answers: The plaque that occurs with Peyronie’s disease is a scar and scars contract, so all men with Peyronie’s disease have some degree of contraction of their penis in both the flaccid and erect state so loss of penile length and stretchability is common. TheRead more →
I’m 65, have had minor PD symptoms in the way of excessive swelling during erection & slight pain and slight curvature of the tip of the penis beginning about 6 months ago with no injury as the cause. My urologist detected a slight mass at the base of my penis on the top side. I have a history of keloid scarring from two surgeries and successfully reduced scarring to minimum by repetitive, aggressive massaging of the scars. Might this work with PD?
Keloid scarring is not at all the same problem as what occurs with Peyronie’s disease. Men with Peyronie’s disease rarely have keloids and vice versa. Therefore, although it may feel better and may result in some benefit, there is no clear evidence that massage is beneficial forRead more →
Dr. Levine answers: It is unclear as to whether you have developed Peyronie’s disease or some other type of scarring within the penis causing the deformity. This is certainly something that should be evaluated by a urologist with an interest in sexual dysfunction, as if Peyronie’s diseaseRead more →
Dr. Levine answers: Erectile dysfunction is commonly found with Peyronie’s disease. In fact in my own practice, 90% of the men with Peyronie’s disease have reported diminished erections. Fifty percent of the time this occurs before the Peyronie’s disease occurs and the other 50% occurs after onsetRead more →