What is Peyronie’s Disease
Peyronie’s disease is urological problem in which scar tissue forms in the penis, causing the penis to develop a curvature.
What Problems does Peyronies Disease Cause?
In addition to the penile curvature, occasionally, in more severe cases, Peyronies disease can cause problems with impotence and pain.
What causes Peyronie’s Disease?
Although the exact cause of Peyronie’s disease is not known, it is believed that patients have a genetic predisposition to developing Peyronie’s disease and that repeated trauma to the penis from things such as intercourse can increase the chances of developing Peyronie’s disease.
How does Peyronie’s Disease Develop?
Most patients with Peyronie’s disease typically have what is called an active phase of the disease and a passive phase of the disease. In the active phase of the disease, scar tissue is gradually lain down within the penis and curvature progressively worsens. This phase typically lasts up to six months. During the passive phase of the disease, the scar tissue has already formed and does not worsen, but the curvature nonetheless remains in these patients.