Peyronies disease, also known as Peyronies syndrome, simply Peyronie and also colloquially called “curved penis,” “twisted penis,” “crooked penis,” etc. It is a functional pathology that is most commonly found in the old age persons.
Peyronie’s disease what is it really?
It involves the development of fibrous scar tissue or keloid healing plaques inside the penis. This condition causes accentuated curves in the erection. It is because the fibrous tissue (scar tissue plates) is rigid and does not allow the tissues to stretch in the same proportion as in areas of healthy tissue, producing the curvature that characterizes the Peyronie syndrome or disease.
A curved penis, is it always a sign that you have the disease?
Not always a curvature of the penis indicates that you have the syndrome or Peyronie. Men vary in shape, size, thickness, etc. It is common to have a curved erection and it should not be worrisome. When there is Peyronie’s disease, this curvature is usually more marked and sometimes, there is more than one deformation, or flattening. It can also be in the form of rings, or waists and not necessarily a curve.
Another characteristic of Peyronie syndrome or disease is that in most cases, erections or sexual intercourse are painful. When you are in pain, you can make the man refuse to have sex. It can even cause erectile dysfunction (difficulty in maintaining an erection). Especially since this disease is almost always a cause of stress, anxiety, complexes, lack of security, etc.
Is Peyronie’s syndrome or disease a chronic disease?
In most cases a Peyronie remains stable. Go through stages through time. But when the keloid is fully formed, it stabilizes. Only a small percentage of men with a curved penis due to Peyronie’s disease can be free of it. In these cases, the disease disappears alone.
Peyronie’s disease – Symptoms
- Sometimes they are not symptoms, but only signs. Signs and symptoms of Peyronie’s disease may appear suddenly or develop gradually. They include:
- Scar tissue Scar tissue or plaques that are associated with Peyronie’s syndrome can be felt under the skin of the penis. They are like flat protuberances or a band of hard tissue.
- A significant curve of the penis (especially in the erection). When this pathology is suffered, the penis can be curved or bent to any part. In some cases, when the penis is erect, it may have narrowing (such as with rings), notches, depression, notch or appearance of an hourglass.
- Erection problems. A crooked penis can cause problems to achieve or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction).
- Penis shortening a man’s penis may become shorter as a result of Peyronie’s disease.
- Peyronie does not always cause pain, but in most cases, yes. The moment of erection and / or penetration is painful. Even in some more complicated cases, it can hurt without an erection.
Peyronie syndrome or disease – Causes
The causes of the disease are not completely known, but apparently, there are a number of factors that are involved:
It is thought that Peyronie’s disease may be caused by repeated damage to the penis. It could have happened during a sexual relationship or masturbation. Also, during a sporting activity or as a result of an accident. But what experts agree is that Peyronie’s disease is a formation of unbalanced (keloid) scar tissue. It occurs as a result of trauma (hit, bend, violent friction, etc.). When a trauma of this kind happens, the body proceeds as with any organ. During the healing process, scar tissue is formed in a disorganized manner. This produces nodules that can lead to keloid plaques. The plates produce the curvature or fold characteristic of this disease.