Peyronie's Disease - Seeking Treatment

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How is Peyronie's disease treated?

Men with Peyronie's disease usually seek medical attention because of painful erections, penile deformity, or difficulty with intercourse. Because the cause of Peyronie's disease and its development are not well understood, doctors treat the disease empirically; that is, they prescribe and continue methods that seem to help. The goal of therapy is to restore and maintain the ability to have intercourse. Providing education about the disease and its course often is all that is required. No strong evidence shows that any treatment other than surgery is universally effective. Experts usually recommend surgery only in long-term cases in which the disease is stabilized and the deformity prevents intercourse.

Because the course of Peyronie's disease is different in each patient and because some patients experience improvement without treatment, medical experts suggest waiting 1 year or longer before having surgery. During that wait, patients often are willing to undergo treatments whose effectiveness has not been proven.

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Comment from: DM, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 27

I had surgery for Peyronie's disease and was somewhat successful. I started having symptoms in my early 50s. It progressed until it was difficult to have intercourse, I was losing length, 1.5" and girth, 1" and about an 80 degree upward curve; after surgery I had about a 10 degree curve and did not gain in length and girth but intercourse was possible.

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