Learn more about the physical symptoms associated with Peyronie’s Disease

What Causes Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s disease (PD) is a disorder located in the connective tissue of the penis, PD results from changes in the tunica albuginea-the tissue under the skin of the penis and around the shaft- causing the presence of plaque (scar tissue). The buildup of plaque in the arteries of the penis prevent proper blood flow, resulting in a curved or deformed penis. As the plaque accumulates and blood flow is restricted, the nerve endings in the penis will begin to degenerate. Peyronie’s disease is not only a physical disorder, but can come with psychological ailments as well. Depending of the severity of the penile curvature varying degrees of sexual performance dysfunction and anxiety may occur. The physical symptoms of PD can appear slowly or suddenly, overnight.

Common physical symptoms or Peyronie’s disease are:

• Penile pain with or without an erection
• Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
• Changes in the penis shape or size

The exact cause of PD is not known. It is often attributed to being the result of one or multiple injuries to the penis. There is speculation that Peyronie’s disease could have a predisposed genetic link, along with repetitive minor trauma to the penis occurring during sexual activity.

Some medications list Peyronie’s disease as a possible side effect, but there has been no proof these drugs cause the condition. The number of PD cases have been rising in middle-aged and older males, although this could be due to more and more men seeking out treatment options for other diseases, like erectile dysfunction. Currently, as many as, 1 in 11 middle-aged and older men have be diagnosed with PD. With the cause of PD being so vague, guidance for preventing it is unclear also. Reducing trauma to the penis is a widely excepted measure for preventing PD. Exercise may also help reduce plaque buildup. The onset of PD is often sudden, followed by a progression of the disorder. Some cases may stabilize or resolve without any medical attention, if they have not lasted longer than six months. The chance of spontaneous improvement is approximately 20%. Medical attention is often necessary for the remaining cases.

Treatment options for PD include:

• Surgery
• Oral Therapies
• Physical Therapies
• Intralesional Therapies

Our team of experts at the Indianapolis Men’s Clinic located in Carmel, IN recommend and administer Priapus therapy for treating Peyronie’s Disease. The Priapus or PRP is used to treat PD, as well as erectile dysfunction, stamina issues, and can increase sensitivity and size of the penis. Our patients have seen long lasting or permanent results from Priapus therapy. The type of therapy to the penis is an FDA approved treatment plan that uses Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to use blood-derived growth factors in order to regenerate the nerve endings damaged by PD. This allows men to have more feeling in the penis, increasing sex stimulation. Our patients have seen improvements in increased sensation and pleasure, straightening of the penile curvatures caused by PD, increased circulation, 10-20% increase in penis growth, and an overall 90% improvement of erectile function.

If you suspect Peyronie’s Disease is affecting your sexual health, contact our all male staff at the Indianapolis Men’s Clinic to find out if Priapus or other treatment options can help you. Appointments are short, confidential, and in a comfortable male appealing setting. Schedule an appointment by calling (317) 999-9000 or /schedule an appointment through our website