What is the disease of Peyronie?
Induratio Penis Plastica, or Peyronie’s Disease, is a condition that causes plaques of scar tissue to develop on a man’s penis. It can occur at any age and affects about 9% of males, while men over 35 are more likely to get it than younger men.
Men with Peyronie’s disease typically detect a bulge on their penis and/or that it curves when they are upright. Penile pain, the start of erectile dysfunction, decrease of erect penis length and girth, and the lump and penile curvature are other concurrent indications of Peyronie’s disease. Peyronie’s illness is frequently asymptomatic and goes unrecognised by patients. The following is a list of the most typical symptoms:
- Lump on the penis
- A penile curvature that can occasionally reach 90 degrees
- Pain in the penile
- Loss of penile length and girth while erect
- Erectile dysfunction’s onset
Depending totally on the size, shape, and location of the scar tissue plaque, one or more of the aforementioned symptoms may be present. Others with very little plaque affected areas may experience significant symptoms, while some individuals with extremely big plaque impacted areas may not experience any symptoms at all.
Unfortunately, most Peyronie’s patients say that the condition significantly lowers their quality of life, and 1 in 2 say they experience severe psychological discomfort, sometimes even depression.
All Peyronie’s disease cases are treatable, and all patients can reclaim a healthy sexual life, despite the severity of the disorder and the negative impact it typically has on patients, so long as the right therapy from qualified medical professionals is sought for and received.