What Is Peyronie’s Disease? What Are Peyronie’s Disease Symptoms?
People with Peyronie’s disease have a noticeable bend in their penis, as well as pain, while having an erection. This is caused by a build-up of plaque under the skin of the penis, in the thick membrane responsible for keeping your erection up. The plaque is made up of scar tissue. When a build-up occurs, the tissue around the plaque gets pulled, causing a painful bend to appear during erection.
The plaque is non-cancerous but the painful curve causes men to have difficulty in having sex. This may also cause anxiety or stress, and the shortening of their penis.
There are two phases for Peyronie’s disease:
Plaque is forming inside the penis. Your penis begins to noticeably curve. You may also experience pain in your penis even without an erection. This can last up to a year and a half.
Plaque has formed inside the penis. This occurs 12 to 18 months after the initial symptoms. Pain may have lessened by then.
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