I was kicked in the penis six weeks ago. I was diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease this week. I have not had intercourse in a year or more. Could the injury have caused the Peyronie’s disease?

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Dr. Levine answers: It appears that the most common cause for triggering Peyronie’s disease is local trauma to the penis, which most commonly occurs during sexual activity when the penis is erect, but a man may develop Peyronie’s disease following a direct trauma to the penis that can occur from a kick, motor vehicle accident or a variety of other situations. Regardless if the individual is susceptible to Peyronie’s disease, the trauma may trigger the abnormal wound healing process, which ultimately results in the Peyronie’s plaque.