Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease

penile pain cause peyronie disease
Penile pain during erection because of Peyronie's Disease
Peyronie’s Disease is a rare form of penile condition, which causes progressive penile deformity and leads to erectile dysfunction. This is due to the growth and accumulation of fibrous plaques in the tunica albuginea surrounding the corpora cavernosa following a trauma or an injury inside the soft tissues of the penis which caused an internal localized bleeding. Overtime, these fibrous plaques can either prevent someone from achieving erection or can cause painful erection. It is therefore best to diagnose the presence of the disease and seek treatment as early as possible.

Here are the symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease:
  • Hard area in the penis. The primary symptom of Peyronie’s Disease is the formation of scar tissues referred herein as fibrous plaques. This could be felt as a hard area under the skin. Normally, this hard area is found at the upper side but could also occur at the bottom or side.
  • Curved or deformed penis. During erection, this hardened area of the penis (or the location of the fibrous plaques) shortens, thereby causing the penis to bend. The direction at which the penis is bent is determined by the location of the hardened area. If it is at the upper part of the penis, the penis bends upward. If it is at the bottom or at the side, it bends towards the bottom or towards the particular side at which the plaque is located, consequently. The presence of more than one hardened area causes complex curvature of the penis
  • Penile pain. Pain in the penis occurs during inflammation. However, it can also occur during penetration as the fibrous plaque and the curvature of the penis makes penile penetration difficult. 
  • Erectile dysfunction. The disease could either cause flaccidity of the tip of the penis (or the end), or it could make achieving erection difficult. It is estimated that 41-55% of patients with the disease experience erectile dysfunction

Although the above indicated symptoms could, by themselves, determine the presence of the disease, there are also other tests, which could further verify their presence. The best way is to consult your doctor as soon as possible in order to decide for the best possible course of treatment before everything turns awry.


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