How to Identify and Treat Peyronie’s Disease
Peyronie’s Disease is a change of the penis that causes the growth plates of fibrosis hard on one of the sides of the body of the penis, causing it to develop a curvature of the abnormal penis that hinders the erection and the intimate contact.
This disease has a cure through surgery to remove the plaque of fibrosis, however, in some cases it may also be possible to use injections directly into the boards to try to reduce the change of the penis, especially if the disease has started in less than 12 months.
The main symptoms
The most common symptoms of Peyronie’s disease include:
- Curvature abnormal of the penis;
- The presence of stone in the body of the penis;
- Pain during erection;
- Difficulty in penetration.
Some men may also exhibit depressive symptoms, such as sadness, irritability and lack of sexual desire, as a result of the changes that have on your sexual organ.
The diagnosis of Peyronie’s Disease is done by the urologist through palpation and observation of the body sexua, x-ray or ultrasound to verify the presence of plaque of fibrosis.
The cause of Peyronie’s Disease
There is still no specific cause for Peyronie’s disease, however it is possible that minor trauma during intercourse or during the practice of sports, which lead to the appearance of an inflammatory process in the penis, can cause plaque formation fibrosis.
These cards keep accumulating in the penis, causing its hardening and changing its format.
How is it treated
The treatment of Peyronie’s Disease is not always necessary, because the plates of fibrosis may disappear naturally after some months or even cause a very small change that has no impact in the life of man. However, when the disease persists or causes a lot of discomfort, can be used in some injections as Potaba, Colchicine or Betamethasone, which will help destroy the plaques of fibrosis.
The treatment with vitamin E in the form of ointment or tablets is also recommended when the symptoms arose less than 12 months, and help to degrade the plates of fibrosis and decrease the curvature of the penis.
Already in the most severe cases, to surgery in Peyronie’s Disease is the only option, since it allows you to remove all the cards of fibrosis, and correct the curvature of the penis. In this type of surgery it is common for that to happen a shortening of 1 to 2 cm of the penis.