Peyronie’s disease—referred to as Peyronie disease or penile fibrosis—is a medical condition in which scar tissue (plaque) forms in the penis, causing it to bend or curve. The plaque buildup forms within the tunica albuginea—the fibrous connective tissue in the penis responsible for trapping blood to sustain an erection—causing the penis to improperly stretch (curve or bend) during an erection. While the plaque is noncancerous, it can cause significant pain and sexual dysfunction in men, interfering with their daily lives and causing unwarranted embarrassment.
Fortunately, Peyronie’s disease is treatable, and most men are able to return to optimal sexual performance through noninvasive therapy.
Though there is no exact known cause for Peyronie’s disease, or rather it is not fully understood, there are a number of factors which appear to contribute to the manifestation of Peyronie’s disease. These include:
Ranging in severity, Peyronie’s disease symptoms can worsen over time or appear rapidly. The most frequently experienced symptoms include:
If you are experiencing pain or penis curvature, it is important to seek care from a healthcare provider, especially if it prevents you from having sexual intercourse or healthy intimate relationships. Your healthcare provider will begin by reviewing your medical and family history in addition to a physical exam in which he or she will examine your penis for signs of plaque. If a physical exam fails to produce evidence of plaque, or your healthcare provider would like to pinpoint the exact location of the plaque buildup, imaging tests such as an X-ray or ultrasound may be required.
There are several Peyronie’s treatment options you will need to consider, including:
We are proud to offer GAINSWave® to help correct Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction in men. GAINSWave® utilizes non-invasive extracorporeal shock wave therapy from the comfort of our office. Each session take only 20-30 minutes and leaves you with no unwanted side effects or downtime.
Don’t let the discomfort and embarrassment of Peyronie’s disease control your sexual performance and overall wellbeing. Contact our office today to make an appointment with an experienced healthcare provider trained in the GAINSWave® procedure for Peyronie’s disease.