About 1 in 11 men have Peyronie’s disease, but only about 1% of men are diagnosed with the condition. Peyronie’s disease causes scar tissue to form inside the penis. At Atlas Men’s Clinic, our experienced urologists and their teams provide minimally invasive treatment for Peyronie’s disease. Make an appointment by calling one of our offices in Los Angeles, San Diego or Bakersfield, or using the online booking feature to learn more about the available treatments for Peyronie’s disease.
Peyronie’s disease is a painful condition that causes scar tissue to form inside your penis. As this scar tissue builds up, it causes your penis to curve, changing its size, appearance, and girth.
If your penis curves when erect, you don’t necessarily have Peyronie’s disease. Still, get it checked out if you experience pain during sex.
The symptoms of Peyronie’s disease include:
Depending on where the scar tissue is, you might also experience an hourglass-shaped indentation in your penis.
Anyone with a penis can develop Peyronie’s disease, but several things can increase your risk, including:
You’re also more likely to get Peyronie’s disease if you’ve had prostate cancer.
To diagnose Peyronie’s disease, your Atlas Men’s Clinic provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms. They’ll need to know when you noticed the curve in your penis and if having sex is difficult or painful.
Next, your provider completes a physical exam. They might inject medication into your penis to trigger an erection. If that doesn’t give your provider enough information to come up with a diagnosis, they’ll order an ultrasound to look for blocked blood vessels and/or calcium buildup in your penis.
How your Peyronie’s disease is treated will depend on several things, including how severe your symptoms are and their effect on your sex life. If the curve in your penis isn’t painful, the Atlas Men’s Clinic team might recommend a “wait and watch” approach.
If your symptoms affect your ability to have sex, your provider could recommend traction therapy to reduce the bend in your penis or prescription medication. Several drugs are used to treat Peyronie’s disease, including:
The team also administers penis injections to control scarring and swelling.
Make an appointment at Atlas Men’s Clinic to explore the treatments for Peyronie’s disease. Call the office or use the online booking feature today.