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Peyronie’s Disease: Treatment Priorities May Guide Intralesional Injection Choice

Mar 20, 2019

Peyronie’s Disease: Treatment Priorities May Guide Intralesional Injection ChoiceMen who opt to treat Peyronie’s disease through intralesional injections have several drug options available. Which should they choose? The answer may depend on their overall treatment priorities, according to a recent literature review in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

One of the more prominent symptoms of Peyronie’s disease is the formation of plaques – areas of hardened scar tissue – beneath the skin of the penis. Plaques make the penis less flexible, resulting in a distinct curve. Some men experience pain, and intercourse can become difficult. Erectile dysfunction is common as well.

During intralesional injections, a healthcare provider uses a needle to deliver medication directly into the plaques. Men may need several injections spread out over many weeks. (Other treatments for Peyronie’s disease include oral medications and, in more severe cases, surgery.)

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