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Peyronie's Disease

This condition causes curvature of the erect penis, which can affect erectile length and, in many instances, prevent appropriate sexual intercourse. This condition is usually common in men in their 50s and beyond.


The major problem with Peyronie’s disease is the lack of understanding among men. In the urologic literature, it is estimated that approximately 1 in 10 men over the age of 50 will have some degree of penile curvature, which may or may not require treatment.


The most common cause of Peyronie’s disease is inflammation and plaque, which is evident on an examination. Plaque, which can be felt when the penis is flaccid, is usually caused by repeated trauma to the penis. The curvature is evident when the patient gets an erection.

Peyronie's Disease

Symptoms of Peyronie's Disease

  •  Painful erection

  •  Difficulty in penetration or fulfillment of sexual activity

  •  Curvature to the penis, which may worsen with age

  •  Decrease in erectile function

If curvature in the penis is causing sexual dysfunction, it is important to be evaluated by a urologist, especially by a urologist with experience in managing Peyronie’s disease.

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