When abnormal plaque or pieces of scar tissue build up under the skin in your penis, you can develop an abnormal curvature of your penis. This condition is called Peyronie’s disease. It can lead to pain and sexual health issues that require specialized treatment. The experienced urology team at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates can help diagnose and relieve your discomfort with expert treatment at their offices in West Hills and Tarzana, California. To learn more, call the office nearest you today to speak with a team member or request your consultation online.
Peyronie’s disease occurs when scar tissue (plaque) develops in your penis. In about 70% of cases, this plaque forms on the top of the penis, which can cause it to bend abnormally upwards when you have an erection.
Usually, scar tissue forms after a minor injury (penile trauma) like:
Your risk for developing Peyronie’s disease after an injury increases if you suffer from a connective tissue disorder or you have a close relative with the condition.
Aside from the abnormal curvature of your penis, Peyronie’s disease can cause sore and tender spots where the plaque forms. In some cases, the disease can also lead to:
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, or if you’re struggling with Peyronie’s disease and haven’t found an effective treatment yet, contact the San Fernando Valley Urological Associates team.
To diagnose Peyronie’s disease, your San Fernando Valley Urological Associates provider does a physical exam and asks you about your symptoms, especially when they first started and how severe they are. During the exam, your provider gently palpates your penis to identify where and how much scar tissue there is.
How Peyronie’s disease is treated will depend on how severe your symptoms are and how far along the disease is.
When caught early, the team recommends penile traction therapy. Penile traction therapy stretches your penis with a self-applied mechanical device. The mechanical device minimizes the extent of your penis’s curvature and prevents it from getting smaller.
If you have a more advanced case of Peyronie’s disease, the team might recommend injection therapy, prescription medication, or surgery. The treatment’s goal is to minimize excess scar tissue and limit pain.
San Fernando Valley Urological Associates offer expert treatments for Peyronie’s disease. Find out more today by booking an evaluation online or over the phone.