Men’s Health: 5 Signs you may have Peyronie’s Disease
Written by Mr Amr Raheem for Doctify
Several studies show that women are more likely to seek medical help than men. Men’s health often seems to be swept under the rug, but ignoring medical problems doesn’t make them any less real. Peyronie’s Disease is one of several conditions that specifically affect men and knowing how to spot it could help you avoid a great deal of discomfort.
Here to tell us more is Urologist, Mr Amr Raheem from men’s clinic International Andrology.
What is Peyronie’s Disease?
You have probably heard of erectile dysfunction. You may have read up about premature ejaculation. You may have even thought about penis enlargement. But have you heard about Peyronie’s Disease?
Affecting 9% of men in the UK, irrespective of age, Peyronie’s Disease can affect any man at any time. Caused by excess scar tissue on the erection mechanism of the penis, usually following a micro-trauma during sexual activity, the main effect of Peyronie’s Disease is a noticeable bending of the penis – sometimes as much as 90° – which can develop seemingly overnight.
What are the symptoms?
To check your body for this disease, here are five signs you can look out for:
- You may feel a lump on your penis. This may feel hard or granular. To check, compare how your penis felt before and after and if you can feel a lump that wasn’t present before, it’s probably a good idea to obtain medical help to check.
- You may feel some painful stretching or an uncomfortable sensation when you develop an erection. If you feel a pain that you haven’t experienced before it is advisable to chat to an expert before it develops into a more dangerous situation.
- You may have noticed your penis bending during an erection. A penis should be relatively straight when erect. Not completely, no man is perfect and most men curve to one side or another, but any changes might indicate that you have Peyronie’s disease.
- You may have noticed that your penis has reduced in length or width. Peyronie’s can cause structural changes to your penis and the scar tissue might cause your erect penis length or girth to reduce.
- You may have experienced a sudden onset of weaker erections. Erectile Dysfunction can be a condition itself or a symptom of another illness. Peyronie’s Disease can lead to difficulty gaining and maintaining an erection due to the strain placed on the erectile mechanism. Luckily erectile dysfunction is almost always treatable and at International Andrology we can provide comprehensive treatment plans to tackle both Peyronie’s and Erectile Dysfunction.
What is the treatment for Peyronie’s Disease?
These signs may sound frightening and you may think that none of these things could happen to you. Unfortunately, there is very little you can do to stop the onset of the disease.
However, seeking treatment for this condition is a first step on the road to recovery and expert opinion should be sought by a meeting in person, via the phone or Skype with leading medical experts. Men’s clinics like International Andrology provide fast, expert opinion and a multitude of treatment options to fix this condition in all men.
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