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Peyronie’s Disease

FDA approves first drug treatment for Peyronie’s disease

FDA approves first drug treatment for Peyronie’s disease

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Overview - Peyronie’s Disease

In Peyronie's Disease, hard nodules, called plaques, form in the sheath surrounding the vascular erectile tissue within the penile shaft. The plaques, which are not cancerous, cause the penis to bend toward the affected side. This can interfere with erection and penetration and reduce penile length, causing much distress for the man and his partner.

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Causes - Peyronie’s Disease

Much is still unknown about the causes of PD, but research suggests it is a disorder of wound healing. The PD plaques are actually hardened scar tissue. It’s widely believed that the disease is triggered by an injury to the erect penis—often one that goes unnoticed by the man. What is unclear is why a relatively minor injury would lead to such excessive scarring.

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Diagnosing Peyronie’s Disease

The plaques of PD develop in the tunica albuginea—the fibrous tissue that covers the penile erection chambers, known as the corpus cavernosa.

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Treating Peyronie’s Disease

There are many different options for treating Peyronie's Disease. Options include pills, injection therapy, gel therapy, wave therapy, surgery and more.

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What is the Curve? The Emotional Impact of Peyronie’s Disease

It’s not easy to have Peyronie’s disease. Men with a curved penis feel a variety of emotions: anger, sadness, shame, and anxiety, just to name a few. Often, these feelings are intertwined.

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Peyronie’s Disease – Talking to a Healthcare Provider

It’s important for men with Peyronie’s disease – and their partners - to know that they’re not alone. Many men are embarrassed about their condition or feel nervous about discussing it with a doctor. But having the discussion an important step in learning how to manage the condition.

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Traction Therapy for Peyronie’s Disease

A recent study by Spanish researchers found that traction therapy had good results for men in the acute stage of Peyronie’s disease.

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Peyronie’s Disease and Erectile Dysfunction

Peyronie’s Disease and Erectile Dysfunction

Study examines whether the degree of curvature and the direction of the curve had any role in vasculogenic ED in men with PD.

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