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Peyronie's Disease services offered in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Bakersfield
About 1 in 11 men have Peyronie’s disease, but only about 1% of men are diagnosed with the condition. Peyronie’s disease causes scar tissue to form inside the penis. At Atlas Men’s Clinic, our experienced urologists and their teams provide minimally invasive treatment for Peyronie’s disease. Make an appointment by calling one of our offices in Los Angeles or San Diego, or using the online booking feature to learn more about the available treatments for Peyronie’s disease.
Peyronie's Disease Q&A
What is Peyronie’s disease?
Peyronie’s disease is a painful condition that causes scar tissue to form inside your penis. As this scar tissue builds up, it causes your penis to curve, changing its size, appearance, and girth.
If your penis curves when erect, you don’t necessarily have Peyronie’s disease. Still, get it checked out if you experience pain during sex.
What are the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease?
The symptoms of Peyronie’s disease include:
- Noticeable curve or bend in your penis
- Painful erections
- Lumps in your penis
- Loss of girth
- Difficulty having sex
Depending on where the scar tissue is, you might also experience an hourglass-shaped indentation in your penis.
Who is at risk of Peyronie’s disease?
Anyone with a penis can develop Peyronie’s disease, but several things can increase your risk, including:
- Being middle-aged or older
- Having a family member with the condition
- Having a connective tissue disorder, like scleroderma
- Having erectile dysfunction (ED)
You’re also more likely to get Peyronie’s disease if you’ve had prostate cancer.
How is Peyronie’s disease diagnosed?
To diagnose Peyronie’s disease, your Atlas Men’s Clinic provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms. They’ll need to know when you noticed the curve in your penis and if having sex is difficult or painful.
Next, your provider completes a physical exam. They might inject medication into your penis to trigger an erection. If that doesn’t give your provider enough information to come up with a diagnosis, they’ll order an ultrasound to look for blocked blood vessels and/or calcium buildup in your penis.
How is Peyronie’s disease treated?
How your Peyronie’s disease is treated will depend on several things, including how severe your symptoms are and their effect on your sex life. If the curve in your penis isn’t painful, the Atlas Men’s Clinic team might recommend a “wait and watch” approach.
If your symptoms affect your ability to have sex, your provider could recommend traction therapy to reduce the bend in your penis or prescription medication. Several drugs are used to treat Peyronie’s disease, including:
- Pain medications to reduce inflammation
- Tadalafil to improve blood flow to your penis
- Colchicine, an anti-inflammatory medicine that reduces swelling
- Potassium amino-benzoate, a vitamin that reduces plaque size
The team also administers penis injections to control scarring and swelling.
Make an appointment at Atlas Men’s Clinic to explore the treatments for Peyronie’s disease. Call the office or use the online booking feature today.