Diagnosing Peyronie’s Disease: What to Expect During Your Doctor’s Visit

A doctor talking to a patient about Peyronie’s disease.

Peyronie’s disease, characterized by the development of fibrous scar tissue inside the penis, can cause curved, painful erections and lead to significant distress and discomfort. If you’re experiencing symptoms of this condition, understanding the diagnostic process can help alleviate your concerns and prepare you for what lies ahead.

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through what to expect during a doctor’s visit for Peyronie’s disease. Knowing what to anticipate can help you feel more confident and informed as you take the first steps toward diagnosis and treatment.

Initial Consultation and Medical History

Your doctor’s visit will start with an initial consultation, during which they will take a detailed medical history. Be prepared to discuss:

  • Any symptoms you’ve noticed, such as pain or curvature of the penis
  • The duration of your symptoms
  • Your overall health, including any other medical conditions
  • Medications or supplements you are currently taking

This information helps your doctor understand your condition and rule out other potential causes.

Physical Examination

Your doctor will do a physical exam to look for signs of Peyronie’s Disease. This exam involves:

  • Touching your penis when it’s not hard to check for scar tissue
  • Looking for irregularities like narrowing, indentations, or bands
  • Measuring your penis, which can help you see if it gets shorter in the future
  • Measuring the angle of the curvature with a goniometer

Imaging Tests

Sometimes, your doctor might order imaging tests to get a better look at the affected area. These tests might include:

  • Ultrasound: This is the most common imaging test for Peyronie’s disease. It helps to visualize the plaques and check for blood flow issues.
  • X-rays or MRI: These are less common but may be used in specific cases to provide more detailed images.

Discussion of Findings

After the examination and any necessary tests, your doctor will discuss their findings with you. They will explain:

  • The extent of the curvature
  • The location and size of any plaques (hardened scar tissue)
  • How these factors impact your treatment options
  • The impact on your sexual function

Schedule a Peyronie’s Disease Consultation in California

If you have symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease, don’t wait to get help. Book an appointment to talk with our experienced team at Atlas Men’s Clinic. 

We serve Los Angeles (323-677-2013), La Mesa (619-932-4461), and Bakersfield, CA (661-443-3375). Let us help you find the best treatment plan for your needs.

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