Unless you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Peyronie’s Disease, chances are this is the first you have ever heard of it. Perhaps you assume it has something to do with the curvature of the penis. While they’d be right, it’s important not to jump to conclusions and self-diagnose, as any curvature of the penis doesn’t necessarily quanlify as Peyronie’s. So what is Peyronie’s Disease, and how does one live with it?
Caused by Trauma
Peyronie’s Disease is not only caused by trauma to your genitals, but it is still the most likely cause of the condition to develop. This trauma can affect the way that the tissue heals and Peyronie’s Disease may subsequently develop. As a normal penis is characterized by blood flow and stiffening during an erection, a penis affected by Peyronie’s Disease will become obvious with a very significant curve. This is due to the scar tissue that develops from trauma or other likely causes.
The condition may cause those who are affected by it to experience painful erections or notice that their penis curves. Of course, you shouldn’t necessarily be worried should you notice any curvature in your penis, but it is important that you seek medical attention if you notice a significant curve.
Living with Peyronie’s Disease
Many couples dealing with Peyronie’s may report a strain on their relationship, especially if they can’t find ways to be intimate. If that is the case, you should talk to your partner about your condition and be open and honest about it. You can also explore non-sexual ways to be intimate, like kissing or cuddling. While it might not replace sex, it is an option that can maintain your bond during what can be an overwhelming time, at least until treatment is sought.
Seek Medical Help
While living with Peyronie’s Disease might seem daunting and even embarrassing, seeking a medical professional for advice on how to deal with the issue can be a good first step to understanding and living with the disease.
Remember, the disease can progress quickly, so if you do notice a difference in the shape of your penis – especially after a car accident or significant trauma – it’s important to see a doctor before the condition worsens. You should also seek out medical help if you this is affecting your ability to have sex or maintain an erection. A telltale sign would be significant pain, as well.
If you suspect you might be suffering from Peyronie’s Disease, or you think your sexual partner might talk to an expert today. Call Dr. Desi Avila at (480) 961-2323 to schedule a consultation or request one online here.