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Peyronie's Disease Specialist

Urology Associates Medical Group

Urologists located in Burbank, CA

Peyronie’s disease occurs when a patient develops scar tissue in the penis, leading to painful erections. The doctors at Urology Associates Medical Group can diagnose this condition and provide patients with effective treatment options. Patients in Burbank, California, should call the office to make an appointment with any of the skilled physicians at the practice.

Peyronie's Disease Q & A

What is Peyronie’s disease?

Peyronie’s disease is a condition that develops when fibrous scar tissue grows inside the penis. When the penis becomes erect, the scar tissue won’t stretch like normal tissue, which leads to the symptoms of this condition. In some men, this condition will go away on its own in time. However, other men with Peyronie’s disease will need professional treatment.

What causes Peyronie’s disease?

Doctors believe that several different factors play a role in the development of Peyronie’s disease. Many men develop this condition after experiencing trauma to the penis during an accident, athletic activity, or sex. As the penis heals, scar tissue forms, which may lead to a curvature or a nodule. Other men develop this condition without any history of trauma.

What are the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease?

Some of the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease may include:

  • A significant curve in the penis during erections
  • Trouble getting or maintaining an erection
  • A shorter penis
  • Pain in the penis
  • Bands of hard tissue or flat lumps under the skin of the penis
  • Narrowing or indentations in the penis during erections

Every man’s penis is different, and curved erections don’t always indicate Peyronie’s disease. However, if other symptoms are present, men should seek treatment.

How does Urology Associates Medical Group diagnose Peyronie’s disease?

The doctors at Urology Associates Medical Group will usually suspect the presence of Peyronie’s disease based on the patient’s description of his symptoms. To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor may perform a physical examination of the penis when it isn’t erect to look for scar tissue. The doctor may also order an ultrasound of the penis to look for scar tissue or other abnormalities.

What treatments are available?

Some men with Peyronie’s disease may benefit from medications designed to reduce pain and plaque formation. However, if the condition is severe, the doctors at Urology Associates Medical Group may recommend surgical treatment. Several different surgical procedures exist to treat this disorder. Each of these procedures offers different advantages and disadvantages. The doctor will explain each of these options in detail so that patients can make the right choice.