Penile Curvature (Peyronie’s Disease)
Peyronie’s Disease, penile curvature with erections, was named after the French surgeon Francois Gigot De La Peyronie who described the condition in 1743. Peyronie’s Disease is a significant sexual health issue where scar tissue (called plaque) forms under the skin of the penis and often leads to curved erections that can be painful. The plaque that builds up in Peyronie’s Disease (PD) is not the same as plaque that can build in a person’s arteries leading to a heart attack or stroke. Though Peyronie’s Disease is fairly common, affecting up to 10% of men between the ages of 40 and 70 years old, up to 10% of men with PD are ages 40 or younger. The actual incidence of PD is likely higher than 10% since many men do not report the problem.
Peyronie’s disease is often associated with erectile dysfunction but can also be found in men with good rigidity but a curved penis that interferes with sexual intercourse.
Common signs of PD include the following: a curved or bent penis with erections; hard lumps on the top or side(s) of the penis; painful erections; soft erections and difficulty with intercourse because of a curved penis that is painful for the man and/or his partner. Our goal is to help you achieve the best possible outcome when treating you for Peyronie’s isease, to help you return to a satisfying sex life.