Men with Peyronie’s disease may seek surgery to treat the symptoms of the condition. These methods are typically reserved for men who have not responded to other forms of treatment and are experiencing severe curving of the penis, pain, impotence or erectile dysfunction. Peyronie’s disease is believed to be caused by trauma to the penis which causes the growth of fibrous scar tissue. This scar tissue causes the penis to bend painfully when erect. Only around half the men diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease experience symptoms severe enough to require surgery. Continue reading
Peyronie’s disease is a disorder characterized by the growth of fibrous scar tissue in the penis, causing curved, painful erections. Named for Francois Gigot de la Peyronie; the 18th century surgeon to King Louis XV of France, the disorder affects up to 3% of the male population and is most common in men over the age of 40.
Peyronie’s disease is a condition that causes the penis to become abnormally curved and painful when erect. This curvature is a result of the growth of fibrous scar tissue in the shaft of the penis. Peyronie’s disease can make it painful and difficult for a man to achieve an erection or enjoy sexual intercourse. Men with Peyronie’s disease may seek treatment to correct penile deformity and relieve painful erections. Continue reading