Peyronie’s Disease – What is It?
Peyronie’s disease is an issue with the connective tissue in a man’s penis that leads to the growth of plaque or hard calcifications and/or the build-up of scar tissue in the corpora caverosa (the two cylinder-like structures that run the length of the penis). These plaques cause the penis to curve in different directions or to look bent, and can also cause loss of girth, shortening of the penis, and even pain. Depending on where the plaque forms, the penis will either bend upward or downward. Peyronie’s disease often makes it very difficult, or even impossible, for a man to have intercourse.
Symptoms of Peyronie’s disease include:
- Abnormal curvature of the penis
- Loss of girth or shortening of the penis
- Painful erections
- Indentation of the penis
- Difficulty with sexual intercourse
- Discomfort for your partner
- Erectile dysfunction
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