SO, WHAT EXACTLY IS PEYRONIE’S DISEASE?
Peyronie’s disease is the development of scar tissue that causes an abnormal curvature of the penis, most noticeably during an erection. Oftentimes, this can make it difficult to get or maintain an erection.
AND WHAT CAUSES THIS DYSFUNCTION?
The cause of Peyronie’s disease is unknown. Although, one theory is that it may be genetically linked or inherited. Another theory is that Peyronie’s disease can develop after an injury, maybe from hitting or bending. The thought behind this is that the trauma causes localized bleeding inside the penis.
Symptoms commonly include:
- A lump or band of hard tissue along the shaft of the penis, most noticeable when the penis is flaccid
- A bent or curved appearance of the penis, noticeable when the penis is erect
- A painful erection
- Inability to maintain an erection
- Inability to achieve penetration during intercourse
- Shortening of the penis