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What is peyronie's disease?


The cause of Peyronie's disease isn't well understood, but it's generally considered the result of a wound that doesn't heal properly. The wound is most likely minor trauma to the penis during sexual activity. For example, the erect penis might be bent during sexual intercourse. A wound could also be the result of an accident or sports injury.

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Peyronie's disease

Peyronie's disease is the development of abnormal scar tissue, or plaques, in tissues inside the penis. When a penis affected by Peyronie's (pa-ro-NEEZ) disease is erect, it's usually bent and may be painful.

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Curvature of the penis

Curvature of the penis is an abnormal bend in the penis that occurs during erection. It is also called Peyronie's disease.

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Peyronie's Disease

Describes this condition, in which scarring of the penis leads to its bending during erection. Also explains its treatment.

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Peyronie's disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peyronie's Disease (also known as "Induratio penis plastica") and more recently (CITA) Chronic Inflammation of Tunica Albuginea, is a connective tissue ...

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Peyronie's Disease - Diagnosis and Treatment Options at Mayo Clinic

Peyronie's Disease treatment for penile curvature and penis plaque build up at Mayo Clinic.

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Peyronie's Disease -- familydoctor.org

Peyronie's disease is the name for a sharp curve in the penis. Learn about the causes and treatment of this disease.

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Peyronie's Disease Overview - Peyronie's Disease - Urology Channel

Sep 20, 2010 ... Peyronie's disease (also known as fibrous cavernositis or plastic induration of the penis) is the formation of a plaque or hardened scar ...

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Complications
Complications of Peyronie's disease may include: Inability to have sex; Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction); Anxiety or stress about sexual abilities or the appearance of your penis; Stresses on the relationship with your sexual partner

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Coping and support
Peyronie's disease can be a source of significant anxiety and create stress between you and your sexual partner. The following suggestions may help you cope with Peyronie's disease: Explain to your partner what Peyronie's disease is and how it affects your ability to have sex.; Let your partner know how you feel about the appearance of your penis and your ability to have sexual relations.; Talk to your partner about how the two of you can maintain sexual and physical intimacy.; Talk to a psychotherapist who specializes in family relations and sexual matters.

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Preparing for your appointment
If you have Peyronie's disease symptoms, you're likely to begin by seeing your family doctor or general practitioner. You may be referred to a specialist in male sexual and urinary tract disorders (urologist). Preparing for your appointment with your doctor or a urologist will help you make the best use of your time.

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Risk factors
Minor injury to the penis doesn't always lead to Peyronie's disease. There are a number of factors that can contribute to poor wound healing, and these factors may play a role in Peyronie's disease. These include: Heredity. If your father or brother has Peyronie's disease, you have an increased risk of the disorder.; Connective tissue disorders. Men who have a connective tissue disorder appear to have a greater risk of developing Peyronie's disease. For example, a condition known as Dupuytren's contracture a cord-like thickening across the palm that causes the fingers to pull inward is common in men with Peyronie's disease.; Age. The prevalence of Peyronie's disease increases with age. Age-related...

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Symptoms
Peyronie's disease symptoms may appear suddenly or develop gradually. The most common signs and symptoms of Peyronie's disease include the following: Be bent, or curved, upward, the most common deformity; Be bent down or to one side; Have an "hourglass" appearance, with a tight, narrow band around the erect shaft; Have a "hinge" effect, in which the penis appears erect but bends sharply downward at the base

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Tests and diagnosis
Your doctor will conduct tests to diagnose the condition and understand the severity of your symptoms. These tests will include the following: StumbleUpon; Digg; del.icio.us; Facebook; MySpace

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Treatments and drugs
Your doctor will likely not recommend treatment if all of the conditions apply to you: The curvature isn't severe and is no longer worsening; You don't experience pain; You can engage in satisfactory sexual activity

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