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Curved Penis or Peyronie's Disease - The High-Level Overview

Curved Penis or Peyronie's Disease - The High-Level Overview

Curved Penis or Peyronie's Disease occurs when fibrous scar tissue builds up in the penis. This scar tissue is commonly called plaque. The results are curved painful erections. While having a curved erection isn’t necessarily an issue, this disease can cause a bend significant enough to cause pain.


Some men find getting an erection difficult and others have an issue maintaining one. This disease also causes anxiety and stress. It’s important to remember that it rarely goes away by itself and requires treatment.


The Symptoms of Curved Penis or Peyronie's Disease


It’s important to get the right treatment and that almost always begins by being aware of the symptoms. These often include:


  • Being able to feel the scar tissue as it develops. The plaque that’s associated with this disease can be felt as flat lumps and/or a band of harder tissue under the skin of the penis.
  • Erectile dysfunction is another clear sign that you might have Peyronie's disease. Some men report having problems getting an erection before the onset of this curved penis issue.
  • Some men report discomfort and pain without an erection.
  • Others report a tightening band around the shaft that gives their penis an hourglass appearance.
  • Some men report their penis gets shorter as this disease progresses.


Patients should undergo treatment as soon as the first signs or symptoms appear. Seeing a doctor as quickly as possible improves your chances of improving your condition. The Toronto Precision Sexual Health Clinic for Men can suggest several different effective treatments after a careful diagnosis. One of the top choices is shockwave therapy.


This type of therapy is very safe, painless, and effective and there are no known side effects. The number of sessions needed depends on the individual circumstance. This is a good alternative for men who have tried other treatments without success.


The Risk Factors


Age and genetics are two of the biggest risk factors involved. If the condition is genetic it can run in your family and it can give a man a genetic predisposition.


As people get older, their tissues change which can cause easier injuries and slower healing times. This in turn can put them at a bigger risk for developing this issue.

There’s also a disorder called Dupuytren’s contracture. This starts in the hand, pulling the fingers inward and is thought to be one of the other causes of Peyronie’s disease.


Along with the other treatments described, there is evidence that lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of ED and this disease. Some of the changes that should be considered include reducing the amount of alcohol consumption and quitting smoking completely.


We understand that sexual wellness is a big part of your overall health and happiness.


Contact us today to book your consultation, Dr. Dhanesh Juta is looking forward to addressing your Curved Penis or Peyronie's Disease concerns. 

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