Has there been determined to be a link between PD and other pelvic disorders, such as prostatitis, interstitial cystitis, or epididymitis? Is it possible that such disorders could lead to Peyronie’s or that one could lead to a false diagnosis of the other?

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This is an interesting question as the chronic pelvic pain disorders such as prostatitis and interstitial cystitis and possibly chronic orchialgia (testicular pain) appear to be linked to the concept of chronic pain where there is a central nervous system modification of nerve response. These are pain syndromes though, and Peyronie’s disease appears to be more of a wound healing disorder which is associated with early pain during the acute phase. At this point, my own experience does not suggest that there is a correlation between Peyronie’s disease and a history of prostatitis, interstitial cystitis, or epididymitis. I am not aware of any reported association between these diseases in the literature.