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Peyronie's Disease

 

What is Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s, also known as Induratio Penis Plastica, is a disease that leads to the formation of scar tissue plaque on a man’s penis. It affects around 9% of the male population and can appear at any age, although the prevalence is higher in men older than 35 years of age.

In most cases, men suffering from Peyronie’s disease will notice a lump on their penis and/or that their penis is curved when erect. In addition to the lump and the penile curvature, other concomitant signs of Peyronie’s disease are penile pain and the onset of erectile dysfunction as well as loss of erect penis length and girth. In a number of cases, Peyronie’s disease is asymptomatic and will go un-noticed by patients. The most common symptoms are summarised below:

  • Lump on the penis
  • Penile curvature, sometimes as severe as 90 degrees
  • Penile pain
  • Loss of erect penis length and girth
  • Onset of erectile dysfunction

Whether any of the above symptoms are present depends entirely on the size, shape and location of scar tissue plaque. Some patients with very large plaque affected areas may have no symptoms at all and others with very small ones, may develop severe symptoms.

Unfortunately, most patients suffering from Peyronie’s report that the disease has a significant impact on their quality of life and 1 in 2 patients report severe psychological distress and even depression.

Despite the severity of the condition and the detrimental effect it usually has on patients, all cases of Peyronie’s disease are treatable and all patients can regain a healthy sexual life as long as appropriate treatment by experienced doctors is sought and administered.

In this section you can find extensive information on the diagnosis, progress and treatment of Peyronie’s disease.

I am suffering from a what I suspect is Peyronies disease, what should I do next?

If you believe you are suffering from Peyronies and it causes you significant concern we advise you to see a specialist urologist/andrologist.


Our doctors have vast experience treating Peyronies and our clinic is an international referral centre for patients suffering from this condition. We would be happy to review your case and treat you in our clinic.

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Peyronie’s, also know as Induratio Penis Plastica, is a disease that leads to the formation of scar tissue plaque on a man’s penis. It affects around 9% of male population and can appear at any age, although the prevalence is higher in men older than 35 years of age. Continue Reading....
We understand that a diagnosis of Peyronie’s is stressful for men. One thing that should always be remembered is that irrespective of the stage and severity of the disease there is always a treatment option as long as patients seek help from specialised doctors. Continue Reading....
Peyronies disease is a progressive disease that develops in two distinct phases. From the onset and for about 12 months, Peyronie’s disease is in the so called Acute Phase, during which the size and morphology of the plaque continue to develop. Continue Reading....
There are various treatment options that have been developed for Peyronie’s disease – these fall under four broad categories for more information, please refer to the dedicated webpages of each treatment option. Continue Reading....
Our Peyronie’s disease treatment procedure is based on the latest medical research, medical guidelines and our extensive clinical experience and with our treatment options, you may be able to avoid surgery. Continue Reading....
Unfortunately, at this time, no conservative treatment has been comprehensively developed and tested that is as effective in dissolving plaque as the the natural healing mechanism is. Continue Reading....
Many patients when they first get diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease try some kind of penile stretching or modelling (during an erection, trying to straighten the penis). Continue Reading....
Based on current scientific evidence, Xiapex is the only non-surgical treatment that has been proved to have a significant impact on the peyronie’s plaque and on average leads to a 35% reduction in penile curvature – however, the results vary significantly from patient to patient with some experiencing even greater improvements. Continue Reading....
The first step for a successful treatment is to select the operating technique that is best suited to your situation. At International Andrology, our expertise in Peyronie’s surgical correction allows us to offer a range of surgical options and we advise our patients as to the treatment that will ensure the best possible result. Continue Reading....
In general, we do not believe there are best techniques but rather the best surgeons. All the techniques we employ have been significantly developed by our surgeons leading to high success rates and patient satisfaction, irrespective of the technique employed. Continue Reading....
The first and most common surgical procedure developed for penis curvature correction is the plication technique. Continue Reading....
Plication surgery involves operating on the healthy, longer side of the penis to make it shorter, while grafting techniques is based on the exact opposite principle; the surgeon operates on the Peyronie’s penile plaque(s) so as to restore lost elasticity (created by plaque) on the affected side of the penis. During an erection, both sides will stretch to the same size, hence eliminating the curvature. Continue Reading....
Around 30% of patients suffering from Peyronie’s disease will also suffer from severe erectile dysfunction. Continue Reading....
Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not cover sexual dysfunction or male fertility consultations and most of our patients are self-paying. If your insurance company covers the cost of treatment or diagnostic tests, then we would be glad to assist you with the refund claim or claim directly from your insurance company on your behalf. Continue Reading....

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