Peyronie's disease is where plaques segments of flat scar tissue form under the skin of the penis. These plaques can cause the penis to bend or become indented during erections. The plaques can often be felt through the skin and can be painful. The main roles of the penis are to carry urine and sperm out of the body.
Peyronie’s Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outlook
The plaque builds up inside the penis, in the thick elastic membrane called the tunica albuginea. The tunica albuginea helps keep the penis stiff during an erection. The plaque can develop anywhere along the penis. As it develops, the plaque pulls on the surrounding tissues and causes the penis to curve or bend, usually during an erection. Curves in the penis can make erections painful and may make sexual intercourse painful, difficult, or impossible. During the acute phase, the plaque forms, and this phase can last up to 18 months. The chronic phase occurs after the plaque has formed.
Peyronie's disease is when you have a curved or bent penis. It is caused by scar tissue forming along the shaft of the penis. This causes painful erections and a bend or curve, usually about halfway along the penis. The change in shape is usually only obvious when the penis is erect. Peyronie's disease is more common than you might think.
Erectile dysfunction ED is a condition in which a person with a penis has difficulty getting or maintaining an erection. It can cause problems in the bedroom for people of all ages. This often causes anxiety and discomfort.