Peyronie’s disease is the development of scar tissue within the penis. The scarring becomes visible in the sense that when a penis is erect, it appears to be curved or bent. Peyronie’s disease for most men is very painful and could interrupt sexual intercourse due to the pain and anxiety that is associated with the condition. The causes of this abnormality are still relatively unknown; however, it is believed to be the result of an injury to the area (such as an accident or sports injury). Depending on how long the condition has existed and how often it occurs and the pain associated with it, will determine the course of treatment. There are drugs prescribed that can help ease the symptoms. Additionally, surgery and penile implants are also options for men experiencing more severe cases.
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