Peyronie's Disease

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Functional Health Center

Sports and Regenerative Medicine & Men's Health Center located in Bay Harbor Islands, FL

Peyronie’s disease can be difficult to discuss as it may cause you to feel self-conscious or embarrassed by the performance and shape of your penis, especially during erection. At Functional Health Center in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, Solomon Behar, MD, provides revolutionary regenerative medicine to help men get quick relief without surgery or injections. Call the office today or schedule a consultation using the online tool to learn more.

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Peyronie's Disease Q & A

What is Peyronie’s disease?

Peyronie’s disease affects up to 9% of men. It’s most common in middle-aged men but can affect men of any age.

The condition is characterized by fibrous scar tissue that forms beneath the surface of the penis. This scar tissue makes it hard for a man to have what’s considered a “normal” erection. 

Men with Peyronie’s disease experience a painful curvature of the penis, making intercourse painful or even impossible.

What are the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease?

A curved erection isn’t the only symptom of Peyronie’s disease. In fact, a curved penis can be perfectly normal.

The following signs and symptoms of Peyronie’s disease might come on suddenly or develop over time:

  • Hard lumps or bands of tissue on the underskin of the penis
  • Notable curvature or bending of the penis
  • A penis that’s narrow, develops indents, or takes on an hourglass shape
  • Reduced penis length

Erectile dysfunction may also be present with these symptoms.

What causes Peyronie’s disease?

The exact cause of Peyronie’s disease isn’t clear, but it may be the result of trauma. When a normal penis becomes aroused, blood rushes to those blood vessels. The elastic tissue alongside these chambers acts as a protective sheath and allows for a full erection. 

In the case of Peyronie’s disease, damage due to trauma causes the development of hard scar tissue called plaque — essentially a buildup of collagen. This causes inflexibility, which creates a curvature or bend. 

Issues that may contribute to Peyronie’s disease include:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Aging
  • Acute injury
  • Chronic injury

The condition also has a genetic component.

What is the treatment for Peyronie’s disease?

Consult the team at Functional Health Center if you’re experiencing pain or penis curvature. It’s especially important to seek help if penile inflexibility prevents you from having sexual intercourse or healthy intimate relationships. Your provider conducts a thorough physical exam and may order imaging tests, such as an X-ray, to confirm a diagnosis.

Your provider then recommends a customized treatment plan that could include prescription medications, vacuum devices, and lifestyle changes. The practice also provides regenerative medicine using GAINSWave®. With this noninvasive treatment, most men return to optimal sexual performance after therapy.

The treatment breaks down scar tissue and opens blood vessels using a premium brand of high frequency, low-intensity shockwaves. Blood flow increases, the penile curvature reduces, and erectile dysfunction resolves as a result.

To learn how you can overcome the challenges of Peyronie’s disease, call Functional Health Center or book an appointment today using the online tool.