What is it?
Peyronie's Disease is a condition that affects the tissue of the penis, causing it to become abnormally curved when erect. This curvature can cause pain and make sexual intercourse difficult or even impossible.
The exact cause of Peyronie's Disease is not fully understood, but it is believed to be the result of scar tissue (fibrosis) developing in the tunica albuginea, which is the tissue that surrounds the erectile chambers of the penis. The scar tissue can cause the penis to bend or curve when erect, which is the hallmark symptom of Peyronie's Disease.
Peyronie's Disease can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life, causing emotional distress and affecting relationships. However, there are treatment options available, including medication, surgery, and PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) therapy.
It is important to consult with a medical professional if you suspect you have Peyronie's Disease, as early diagnosis and treatment can help to prevent the condition from getting worse. They can perform a physical examination, review your medical history, and, if necessary, order additional tests to diagnose the condition and determine the best course of treatment.