About six out of 100 men between the ages of 40-70 have Peyronie’s disease. Without early intervention, Peyronie’s disease produces excess scar tissue, resulting in painful erections. At Simply Men’s Health, with two convenient locations in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Florida, the team of men’s health specialists specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Peyronie’s disease. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office or book one online today.
Peyronie’s disease is a rare, noncancerous condition that causes fibrous scar tissue to form on the outside of the penis. Over time, the scar tissue causes your penis to bend, resulting in pain and discomfort.
When left untreated, Peyronie’s disease can make it difficult to get or keep an erection. Some men also experience penile shortening and psychological distress like depression or anxiety.
There’s no cure for Peyronie’s disease, but early intervention can prevent symptoms from worsening while improving your confidence and sex life.
Peyronie’s disease can occur suddenly, with little warning, or over an extended time. Common symptoms include:
Some men with Peyronie’s disease also experience penile deformities. For example, the erect penis might have indentations or an hourglass-like appearance.
Peyronie’s disease usually occurs in men aged 60 and older. Other factors that increase your risk of Peyronie’s disease include having a family history of the condition, suffering a minor injury, or having a connective tissue disorder like Dupuytren's contracture.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a tissue abnormality that causes thickening across the middle of the palm of your hand.
The team at Simply Men’s Health diagnoses Peyronie’s disease by reviewing your health history and conducting a comprehensive physical. During the assessment, your provider examines your penis to determine the amount and location of scar tissue. Your provider also measures your penis when it's not erect.
If these measures don’t provide enough information, your provider might recommend an ultrasound. Before the ultrasound, they give you an injection that causes an erection. The ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the soft tissues in your penis, and detect scar tissue, low blood flow, and other abnormalities.
Treatment of Peyronie’s diseases depends on the severity of your symptoms and their effect on your quality of life. Simply Men’s Health might recommend:
If Peyronie’s disease progresses or doesn’t respond to more conservative treatments, surgical intervention may be necessary. Simply Men’s Health doesn’t perform surgery on-site, but they can refer you to a local specialist who does.
To learn more about treatment for Peyronie’s disease, schedule an appointment at Simple Men’s Health. Call the nearest office or book a consultation online today.