Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease is the buildup of fibrous plaques or scar tissue in the penis, resulting in abnormal curvature, erectile dysfunction, and indentation that can cause pain or discomfort. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Peyronie’s disease is estimated to affect about 10% of men, and it grows increasingly common with age.

Though it can be an awkward and uncomfortable conversation to have with your physician, it’s important to get any abnormalities examined. At Greater Hartford Urology Group, our team of board-certified urologists have the experience to diagnose and treat Peyronie’s disease. With offices in Hartford, Enfield, and Glastonbury, Connecticut, we’re just a short visit away to help you regain your health and confidence.

What causes Peyronie’s disease?

It’s believed that several factors contribute to the development of Peyronie’s disease, including:

The signs or symptoms of Peyronie’s disease include:

* Note: Peyronie’s disease plaque differs from arterial plaque.

How is Peyronie’s disease treated?

Peyronie’s disease is typically conclusively diagnosed with ultrasound imaging. However, you can also expect a physical exam of your penis to eliminate other underlying health conditions. 

Once the diagnosis is complete, your urologist will create a personalized treatment plan to ease any existing pain and prevent your condition from worsening. Treatment isn’t always necessary if the condition isn’t bothersome after it stabilizes. 

Your treatment may include:

If you have symptoms of Peyronie’s disease, don’t hesitate to speak to a urologist. Contact us today to book an appointment.

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