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If you suspect you have Peyronie’s disease, it’s important to work with a doctor experienced in Peyronie’s disease to get an accurate diagnosis.

Choosing a Doctor

A urologist who is experienced in diagnosing and managing Peyronie’s disease can best determine if you have this condition.

Urologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the kidneys, bladder, prostate, testes, and penis. However, not all urologists have specific experience in diagnosing and treating Peyronie’s disease. Getting a referral to a urologist who is knowledgeable about this condition is key. You can also search the Physician Finder. When you call to set up an appointment with a urologist, ask how many patients with Peyronie’s disease the doctor sees. If that number is one a month, consider finding a more experienced urologist.

Read Dr. Mulhall’s suggestions for choosing a Peyronie’s disease doctor.Learn more

Talking with Your Doctor

Talking about Peyronie’s disease can be difficult and embarrassing. Many men feel uneasy or uncomfortable even bringing up the topic, whether they’re seeing a new doctor or a doctor they’ve seen many times. However, since Peyronie’s disease can only be diagnosed by a doctor, having this conversation is a necessity.

When talking with your doctor about your symptoms, it is important that you provide as much information as possible, so your doctor can make an accurate diagnosis and recommend treatment options that are most appropriate for you. It is also important that you ask lots of questions — not just about your diagnosis, but what you should expect as far as disease progression or treatment outcomes.

These tips can help you get the most out of your appointment:

What happens during an evaluation exam?

Peyronie’s disease is often diagnosed based on a man’s medical history and an examination of the penis.

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