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Peyronie’s Disease: Testosterone Levels Not Linked to Extent of Penis Curve

Peyronie’s Disease: Testosterone Levels Not Linked to Extent of Penis Curve For men with Peyronie’s disease, the degree of penis curvature doesn’t appear to be affected by low testosterone levels, according to a July 2019 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

A bent penis is one of the main characteristics of Peyronie’s disease. The curve is caused by plaques that form on the tunica albuginea, the tissue that surrounds two spongy chambers that fill with blood during an erection. The plaques make the penis less flexible, and the penis bends, making intercourse a challenge.

Previous research has suggested that the severity of the curve might be linked to a man’s testosterone levels. In the current study, researchers further investigated this idea.

They recruited 184 men with Peyronie’s disease to participate. The men’s average age was 54 years, and they had had Peyronie’s disease for an average of 18 months. About three-quarters of them were still able to have intercourse.

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