Peyronie’s Disease Treatment in Wisconsin
What is Peyronie’s Disease?
Peyronie’s disease is a sometimes-painful condition caused by scar tissue inside the penis. This scar tissue can cause a man’s erection to be curved, and it can make sexual intercourse very uncomfortable.
The cause of Peyronie’s disease is not well understood. Experts believe that it most often occurs after small blood vessels inside the penis rupture. The penis may be damaged during sexual or athletic activity or as the result of an accident. As the penis is healing, scar tissue may build up. That scar tissue can sometimes lead to Peyronie’s disease. Not all men with penile scar tissue will develop the disease, so there’s speculation that genetics may play a role as well.
Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease
The symptoms of Peyronie’s disease can develop over time or they can appear suddenly. Signs and symptoms may include:
- A significant bend or curve in the penis
- Problems getting or keeping an erection
- Pain in the penis
- Shortening of the penis
- Scar tissue
Treatments for Peyronie’s Disease
Because the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease often stabilize and eventually improve, many doctors will suggest a watchful waiting approach to treatment unless the pain is so severe it prevents sexual intercourse.
The second line of treatment, if watchful waiting isn’t an option or the symptoms don’t improve, is often medication. There are a few medications used to treat Peyronie’s Disease.
Surgery is usually a last resort and is reserved for the worst cases of the disorder.
If the curvature or pain in your penis prevents you from having sex or causes stress and anxiety, we recommend you see a urologist to discuss treatment options. Aurora Health Care urologists will work with you to find the best treatments for you and your lifestyle.
How Do I Schedule a Consultation With a Urology Specialist?
To schedule a consultation or appointment with a urology specialist at Aurora, call one of the urology offices directly. View the list of Aurora urologists.