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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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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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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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I do not know if I should see an urologist. I have erection problems. I still get nighttime and morning erections. However, I have trouble during intercourse. My erection points straight down. If I pull it to stand up, there is tension.

This sounds like a chordee and if indeed it is a new downward curvature, there may also be a component of Peyronie’s. Usually, this type of deformity requires surgical correction although there have been some recent reports of success with downward curvature using external traction therapy with

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I am a 45 year old man. I have had Peyronie’s disease for about a year and a half. It bothers me more than I can express. The glans is smaller now and it is embarrassing in daylight. I know it must sound trivial, given the true horrors in the world, but making love is one of the things I was really good at. Can you help me?

It does appear that you now likely have stable Peyronie’s disease, and at this point, evaluation by a Peyronie’s expert would be in order. During this evaluation, complete evaluation would be necessary, as well as inducing an erection in the office, so as to visualize the deformity.

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I was diagnosed in 2000 with PD. My original doctor suggested I let time pass and see what happens. Luckily, I listened to others and went to a specialist. I was treated with medicine for a year and the pain eventually went away. About 3 weeks ago, I began noticing a burning pain, but it had come from time to time as I healed, but I have no other problems. My question is, can the pain that I am feeling now be the result of some remaining scar tissue loosening, or am I headed for another bout of PD?

Men have reported an early episode of Peyronie’s disease which resolves only to be followed anywhere from months to years later by a full blown expression of PD. Clearly further evaluation will be necessary with examination and possibly ultrasound. Should you not have any significant deformity and

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I am 38 and have a 30-degree ventral and 45-degree left curvature with moderate to severe pain and discomfort. I do not recall a time when I did not have this curvature and therefore believe I have a congenital curvature rather than Peyronie’s disease. It appears that men with congenital curvature rarely experience pain. Is it normal to have pain with congenital curvature, and is it possible and/or likely to have Peyronie’s disease and congenital curvature?

Dr. Levine answers: This is a good question which addresses a complex problem. Men who are born with congenital curvature or chordee typically have ventral, downward curvatures, but may have lateral or even dorsal curvatures. Depending upon the hardness of the erection and the pressures being placed

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I’ve had Peyronie’s disease for about 6 years. I can still get adequate erections and achieve intromission. However, there appears to be loss of sensation on one side of the penis which makes it difficult to reach orgasm, causing frustration for me and my partner. Could this be treated and/or reversed?

Dr. Levine answers: Loss of sensation is an unusual complaint for men with Peyronie’s disease. But your situation may be because the deformity interferes with stimulation of the area on your penis which is important for sexual arousal. If indeed the curvature is responsible for the diminished

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