I have heard a lot about Peyronie’s disease, but nowhere did it mention if this is a temporary or permanent condition. Is it possible for the body to dissolve the tissue that causes the curvature?

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Dr. Levine answers: Peyronie’s disease is a disorder of wound healing with unclear cause. Typically when it occurs, it will be associated with a lump, occasionally pain and deformity. Natural history studies have suggested that about 50% of men who come to see a physician will worsen with time, 40% will the stay the same and 10% will have spontaneous resolution of the deformity. If the deformity completely resolves with disappearance of the plaque scar tissue, it is unlikely that this was Peyronie’s disease and probably just a slow healing wound within the penis.

Previous 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?
Next I have just recently had an ultrasound scan and was told I have 7 plaques I have been told I have Peyronie’s is this common to have 7 lumps as I don’t know what to expect
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