Peyronie’s Disease is often caused by the development of fibrous scar tissue (plaque) within the penis. While the exact cause remains uncertain, several factors may contribute, including penile injuries, genetic predisposition, and inflammation. Trauma or injury to the penis, whether from a specific incident or repetitive micro-traumas during sexual activity, is often considered a leading cause. Genetics may also play a role, as some individuals may have a hereditary predisposition to develop Peyronie’s Disease.
Additionally, inflammation within the penile tissues, possibly triggered by autoimmune responses or other unknown mechanisms, can contribute to the formation of the characteristic plaque. Understanding these complex interactions is crucial for both diagnosis and the development of tailored treatment plans that address the root causes of this condition.
Symptoms of Peyronie's Disease:
- Penile Curvature: Pronounced bending or curvature of the penis, particularly during erections.
- Pain and Discomfort: Individuals may experience pain or discomfort, affecting sexual function and intimacy.
- Deformities: Peyronie’s Disease can lead to penile deformities, such as indentations or narrowing.
- Palpable Plaques: Fibrous plaques beneath the penile skin may be palpable, contributing to the overall symptoms.
- Evolution of Symptoms: The severity of symptoms can vary, and they may evolve. Seeking timely medical attention is crucial for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment.
If you recognize these symptoms, our experienced urologists at Urology Clinics of North Texas will provide a thorough evaluation and tailored care to address your needs.
Treatment for Peyronie's Disease
Treatment options for Peyronie’s Disease are designed to address the symptoms and improve the condition’s physical and emotional aspects. Our clinic offers a range of personalized approaches tailored to individual needs.
Medications: Collagenase injections are employed to break down fibrous plaques, restoring a more natural penile shape.
Penile Plication or Grafting: Surgical procedures, such as penile plication or grafting, are considered in more severe cases to correct curvature and enhance overall penile function.
Our skilled urologists work closely with patients to explore each treatment option’s benefits and potential risks, fostering informed decision-making.