Treating Peyronie Disease
Peyronie disease occurs when the penis curves during an erection. This is most often due to a plaque (scar) that forms inside the penis. In some men, the plaque shrinks and disappears on its own, without treatment. If treatment is needed, the main goals are to relieve pain and to make the penis straight enough for sex. There are different kinds of treatment. The success of these vary from man to man.
Medication is usually tried for
Surgery is used in cases that can’t be treated by other means. It may be done for a severe curve in the penis. It may be done for severe pain that does not stop. Options for surgery include:
An incision in the plaque to release tension. Part of the plaque is removed and replaced with a graft.
Making the penis shorter. This is done on the opposite side of the plaque. It can cancel out the curve.
Implanting of a device (prosthesis). This can straighten the penis and make it rigid enough for sex.
Your doctor can discuss the risks and benefits of these treatments with you. Be sure to ask questions. Consider all of your options before you choose surgery.
Peyronie disease is hard to cure. Counseling may help you cope with the effects of the disease. It may help you and your partner find ways to deal with it.