Peyronie’s disease is the bending or curving of the penis during an erection. It is caused by scar tissue in the part of the penis that becomes firm during an erection and can cause significant pain.
Peyronie’s disease is a disorder in which scar tissue, called plaque, forms in the penis. The plaque builds up inside the tissues of a thick, elastic membrane called the tunica albuginea. The most common area for the plaque is on the top or bottom of the penis.
First, your doctor must assess the degree of curvature. This can be accomplished through photographs taken at home, or an erection can be induced in the medical office. This is important step, as some surgical options are better when there is less curvature, while others are better when there is more curvature.
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Just as no two patients are alike, Peyronie's disease requires a personalized treatment plan to attain the best possible outcomes.
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