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?

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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. The vein and color changes are not due to the Peyronie’s disease itself although some men complain of them. Men with Peyronie’s disease often (understandably) become very focused on their penile appearance and start a regimen of daily inspection of their penis, which leads to frequent complaints about features that are naturally present on the penis.

Previous 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?
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