Many do not even know that this disease exists, and that it is very common. There are many treatments that can help you out, however there is also a surgery for Peyronie’s disease that is worth mentioning. If you realize that there is something wrong with your health always make sure to visit your doctor on time.
What is Peyronie’s Disease?
For those who do not know, Peyronie’s Disease is a problem caused in men, where their scar tissue, that is also called plaque, will form inside their penis. This can make the penis bend upward or to one of the sides.
A doctor will surely be able to help you out
While most mencan still have sex regularly even with Peyronie’s Disease, some of them are unable to do so, because this condition is very painful. There are a bunch of treatments, but sometimes even those treatments are not needed, as the conditions will just fade away on its own.
What are the causes?
Well, thus far the doctors have not been able to find that one thing that will cause a penis to curve and be painful. There were many researches that believe that the plaque can start to form after a trauma to the penis, that will cause inside bleeding. You might not even notice the trauma when it happens.
There are some other cases where it is said that it can develop over time, as it can be both linked to genes and injuries. Some medications actually list the Peyronie’s Disease as a side effect, but there is no proof that they actually cause it.
When is surgery necessary?
Doctors will consider surgical treatments for Peyronie’s Disease usually when a man is in a stable phase, which means that the curvature has reached the ‘end’ (it is not going to get worse or better). Other times, physicians will consider Peyronie’s Disease as a type of erectile dysfunction before they make the decision about the surgery.
The most common surgical treatments for Peyronie’s Disease:
- Nesbit Procedure, which is also known as the Tunica Albuginea Plication
The thin layer of tissue that makes the corpora cavernosa is known as the tunica albuginea. In this procedure, the surgeon will straighten the penis as he folds small portions (of tunica albuginea) on the opposite side. In some cases, these small portions will be removed, and after the procedure the surgeon will stitch the area and keep the penis straight.
- Plaque Incision and Grafting
The ones who will benefit from this procedure are men whose Peyronie’s disease is a bit more severe than the usual. To be able to straighten the penis, your surgeon will have to cut into the actual plaque, after which he will fill the space with graft (replacement tissue).
- Penile Prosthesis (Implant)
If you suffer from both erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease, you may want to have a penile prosthesis, or an implant. In this procedure, the corpora cavernosa will be removed and replaced with cylinders, which will straighten your penis.
Don’t allow Peyronie’s disease to affect your sex life, seek help
If you feel that there might be something wrong with your body, you should always have a checkup. Even if you are just not comfortable with your body, as there are many procedures out there that can help you; take the acoustic wave therapy for example!