August 20, 2022

Peyronie’s disease: What is it?

Peyronie’s disease is a change in the penis caused by the appearance of rigid fibrosis plaques in the corpora cavernosa, causing an abnormal curvature of the penis to develop, which makes erection and intimate contact difficult.

This condition arises throughout life and should not be confused with the congenital curved penis, which is present at birth and is usually diagnosed during adolescence. Thus, for the disease to be confirmed, it is important that the urologist is consulted so that physical exams and/or images can be carried out to confirm the diagnosis and, thus, the most appropriate treatment can be initiated.

Main Symptoms

The most common symptoms of Peyronie’s disease include:

  • Abnormal curvature of the penis during erection;
  • Presence of a lump in the body of the penis;
  • Pain during erection;
  • Difficulty in penetration.

Some men may also experience depressive symptoms, such as sadness, irritability and lack of sexual desire, as a result of changes in their sexual organ.

 

The diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease is made by the sexologist in Delhi through palpation and observation of the sexual organ and ultrasound to check for the presence of fibrosis plaque.

What causes Peyronie’s disease

There is still no specific cause for Peyronie’s disease, however it is possible that minor traumas during sexual intercourse or during the practice of sports, which lead to the appearance of an inflammatory process in the penis, can cause the formation of fibrosis plaques.

How is the treatment done?

The treatment for Peyronie’s disease must be guided by the sexologist doctor in Delhi according to the signs and symptoms presented by the man, curvature of the penis and stage of the disease.

In the acute phase of the disease, which corresponds to the initial period in which there are inflammatory symptoms but there is still no fibrosis and scarring, the doctor may recommend only the use of anti-inflammatory drugs to help relieve the symptoms.

However, when Peyronie’s disease is already in the more chronic phase, where fibrosis and scarring and great curvature of the penis can be observed, the doctor usually recommends performing surgery to remove the fibrosis and correct the curvature, especially when there is difficulty of penetration.

However, surgery for Peyronie’s disease may be related to some complications, such as penis shortening, erectile dysfunction and decreased sensitivity. Therefore, it is important to discuss with the best sexologist in Delhi the possibilities of treating Peyronie’s disease before the surgery is performed.