How do I get Peyronies treatment products in India?

I read about the peyronie treatment plan on your website. Now the fact is that i am living in india. how can i get those medicine from here? please help me. 5p

 

Greetings 5p,

You can order whatever Peyronies treatment products you want from the PDI website and it will be shipped to you in India.   Follow this link to the Peyronie's Disease Institute store.  TRH

How should I change my penis stretching technique if my curved penis changes from day to day?

Dr. Herazy,

My curvature is downward at about 35º – 45º and in an arcing, banana like shape where the curvature becomes more severe closer to the head. I started the manual stretching in full force about two weeks ago. I do it for 30 minutes a day. I use one finger, my index, fold the penis over it in the opposite direction of the bend at the bend's most severe point, holding it in this position with my thumb. I generally feel a "cold" sensation and slight tingle on the left, underside of the shaft.

I do not know if my condition is congenital or Peyronie's disease.  I've had the curvature as long as I can recall but at the same time as a child I was very active with many falls. I was kicked squarely in the groin at about age 6 or so and around this time had an odd habit of resting my penis against my stomach with the aid of an underwear band because it felt more "comfortable" to me than simply letting it hang naturally. About 6 years ago I saw a prominent urologist who didn't say whether it was Peyronies or congenital. He took a brief look at me and suggested the "solution" was to operate. Made no mention of cause. Drive through care. So, I do not know if if my curvature is congenital or the result of an injury during childhood.

With that said…my question falls back on the manual stretching. I've noticed some change. The first is a more firm erection. That I'm thankful for. The second is more perplexing. The curvature seems to, for lack of a better word, "morph" seemingly every day or two. When I began the stretching, though my curvature is in a general arcing, banana like shape that does not have an incredibly "sharp", direct deviation, it does indeed have a visibly discernible, tangible point where the curve begins in full effect. When I began the stretching this point was about 1/3 of the way down from the head. As I've continued with the stretching the curve seems to change it's "starting point", so to speak. Some days the curve seems to begin in earnest midway down the shaft. Other days almost near the base of the shaft. Other days back toward the top, near the head. Is this normal when stretching and if so, should I continue to stretch at the original point of most deviation? Or should I adapt my stretch to where the curve seems to be on that particular day? Or should I stretch multiple areas of the penis during each individual stretching period to target all areas at the same time?

Currently the manual stretching is my only therapy. I will be adding a med or large plan soon.

Thank you for your response and all you're doing for men with this condition.

– A

 

Greetings A,

Congratulations on seeing good changes in your curved penis after just two weeks. 

I suggest that you use more than one finger to increase or broaden the size of the fulcrum over which you are gently stretching the shaft; you might even use your thumb as a broader base.  I am concerned that you did not mention that you experience the familiar and desirable deep dull ache that is associated with effective penis stretching while applying a very gentle and variable fulcrum of traction to the involved tissue.  For this reason I suspect there might be something you are doing incorrectly with the technique.  I suggest that you again carefully watch the penis stretching technique CD and pay special attention to the instructions how to design and apply the various stretches. 

Strange that the urologist would not give you a diagnosis, but would discuss surgery as your only option and do it so early in your relationship.  My unsolicited opinion is that this kind of conduct and focus on cutting would not bode well for you.  Not to say you might not need surgery – that could be, and who am I to say since I did not examine you? – but I would be at least a little suspect of such an overly eager and thoughtless surgeon. From my experience in this regard, good surgeons are very selective and tend to be reluctant to operate, but are gifted when they do; eager surgeons are that way because their lack of skill and experience makes them hungry.  Too bad for the patients who encounter them.  

Based on feedback I receive from the field of men I work with, I know that the PDI gentle manual penis stretching technique definitely assists the process of Peyronies disease reversal and does help to some degree those men with a congenital curve.  In this latter case, persistence is needed and a light touch as well to make the tissue changes that are required.

Many men I work with who have Peyronie's disease after a month or two following a PDI treatment plan will notice improvement of the quality and duration of their erections.  This makes sense based on the improved vein closing that should take place when the scar material becomes smaller as a result of Peyronie's treatment.   So this particular comment you make in your report in some way suggestions you might have PD;  I do not know if this improved erection response would occur if your problem was purely congenital.

The variability of the curvature you report is interesting.  I hear back many stories like yours about slow but variable curve improvement over time, but not with as much detail as you have given me.  Thank you for that.  A even more common finding that is parallel to what you are reporting is the variability of the size, shape, density and surface features of the Peyronies plaque while undergoing PDI treatment.   I hear a lot of these reports, and this is always encouraging.  I suspect that certain common and mundane changes in your diet or activities of daily living cause your penis to display an increase or decrease of curvature.  By this I mean that there are many factors at play that influence the penis tissue as it is changing; it is not only the gentle manual stretching that affects these tissues of the body.  You probably should read chapter 5 of "Peyronie's Disease Handbook" to learn more about this.   Additionally, I suspect as your tissue responds to your stretching technique you will gradually notice that the curve pattern will smooth out into a flatter shape as you continue this work.  I suggest that you do a tracing of your curve every few days (and date each one) to see if you can detect a pattern of improvement.  Curves and angles are next to impossible to remember over time; having a tracing will document your progress and make it easy for you to note what you are working to accomplish when you might otherwise become discouraged.

I suggest that you use a fulcrum point based on the condition of curved penis each particular day; stretch as you find the curve each day, not how it was two weeks ago.

You are incorrect to use only the stretching work by itself.  You will get much better results when you incorporate other supporting therapies into a cohesive plan that supports healing and repair.   TRH

What is this string-like hard object under the skin?

There is a string like rather hard object just under the skin of my penis, and it is hindering me from having sex or anything that involves my penis too much movement. It is located under the head it hurts when I'm erect. I'm only 20 years old.

Greetings,

I suggest you go to a urologist to have that hard object examined.  Your condition does not completely sound like Peyronie's disease and you should receive a definite diagnosis to determine your problem.  TRH

Questions about penile injury due to drug injections

Dr. Herazy,

Thank you for your quick response. I believe I do not have a congenital curvature because my scar is located in the head of the penis. The new scar due to the injections forms a collar around the place where the head meets the shaft. If i start with these treatments (Neprinol) I am worried that it can move down the shaft and cause a curvature. I know that sounds paranoid but I have not had much luck with these type of things. My scars do seem very rigid and only seem to soften not change shape. I would like to speak with you if possible about some of these concerns. I really want to be committed to a plan but am nervous that I can make it worse.(also i have had it so long)

Thank you again,

Alex

P. S. I really appreciate the care you have put into this book and website and would really like to try something.

 

Greetings Alex,

Your situation with a collar-like scar that is so near the head or glans of the penis is very unusual.  If indeed your injection series was delivered into this area near the point of attachment of the head to the shaft of penis (anatomically known as the corona) then I suppose this could make sense.   Typically, this is not where penis injury, and Peyronie's plaque or scars develop, so near the penile head.  Your situation seems to be different than most since your injury came about from the drug injections you were given to this particular area.

Your concern about the curvature moving down the shaft is not anatomically or physiologically possible.  There is nothing to "move down."  The process of repair will simply remove the excess fibrous tissue from its current location on a cell-by-cell basis.

Any type of change, such as softening of your scar material, is encouraging and indicates that your tissue should be capable of the further change to eliminate the fibrous material.  My idea is that softening is in fact indicative of cellular activity in which you experience partial cellular removal during those times when your diet and other factors favor healing, and partial cellular reversal and rebuilding during those times when your diet and other factors favor increased scar formation.  I and many men have noticed this slow and gradual increase/decrease/increase pattern that I theorize occurs in response to many things we all do during the course of time. 

During the 10 years  have done this work i have never had anyone worsen while under self-care using Alternative Medicine.

If you wish to talk about your issues, please go to the website and arrange for purchasing a block of time to discuss what is on your mind.  TRH

My Peyronies disease is worse after a series of Verapamil injections, what can I do?

Dr. Herazy,

I spoke with you some time ago about a treatment for Peyronie's disease. I have had my problem for 15 years. Until a few years ago I never even heard of PD. Doctors simply told me to give it time and see if it would go away. They didn't even tell me what it was.  When I finally was told of PD I tried verapamil injections and it made the problem worse (another large scar along the injection areas).  I do not have a curvature just two large scars and it causes pain and lack of elasticity. I would like to start a program(vitamins and Neprinol), plus the diet mentioned in the book.  Can you please recommend a starting course of action?

I am also very large(6'8" about 260 lbs) not heavy just tall. Regarding the diet, does the lack of meat intake include fish? I am not sure how my body will take such dietary restrictions.

One last thing, my scars never seem to change shape or texture like you mention in the book.  They are very solid.  Due to the length of time I have had this problem and the non changing scars, does this mean I need to manage my expectations?

Thank you!

Alex

 

Greetings Alex,

While the medical profession is supposed to discuss and explain everything about the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the condition for which treatment is being given, many doctors do not offer this basic level of care.   They rush in and rush out, don't they?  The kind of poor care you received for your Peyronie's disease is all too common.  

Your response to your verapamil injection series is not uncommon. Most often verapamil is injected in 5-10 different areas of the penis each time, over 8-12 different office visits; if this is true a man can receive up to 120 different injections into a rather small area of the shaft.  Repeated injections of any kind of drug when delivered into a small area of the shaft is traumatic to the tissue and can easily cause a scar response because it is just like any other injury that happens to the penis.  I have counseled with many MDs who wanted help when they developed Peyronies disease; as a group they all reject the idea of any kind of injections into the penis because they know it is traumatic to tissue, regardless of what drug might be injected.

There is no approved drug treatment of Peyronie's disease, so any time a doctor prescribes a drug it is an experiment.  Thus, many doctors have given up using drugs that do nothing, and resort to the old "give it some time while you do nothing and let's see what happens" treatment.  In the meantime a man gets worse and wastes valuable time and opportunity during which he could do many different things to try to increase his natural ability to heal and repair like the 50% of men whose PD just goes away on its own.  This is where the PDI treatment concept comes in.  All we suggest is that a man with PD attempts to increase his natural ability to eliminate his PD by using a wide variety of different natural therapies.  To start I suggest you review the information at "Start Peyronie's treatment," found toward the the top of the PDI home page.  

I speculate that your penis is straight because your two scars are balanced and causing equal stresses within the shaft, preventing you from having a curved penis when erect.   Still they cause after all these years pain and lack of elasticity, which is associated with the dense fibrous tissue irritating the soft tissue of the shaft. 

Yes, you can use fish as a protein source as suggested in the PDI diet.

I cannot comment with certainty about your scars not changing shape or density because I have not examined you.  However, you admit you have not formally determined the exact size, shape, density or surface features of your scars;  you are relying on your memory to judge if your scar has changed, and this is never as accurate as it needs to be when dealing with Peyronie's treatment.  For these reasons I take the position that you do not know with certainty if your scar is actually static or not.  Since so many men, and myself, have personally noted that their PD scars do change size, shape, density and surface features in response to changes in body chemistry, that you could be mistaken in regard to your scars.  This is exactly the reason it is critical that each man with Peyronie's disease clearly knows these various physical features of this scars so he can use this information to determine his immediate response to the self-administered treatment we suggest.  

Please let me know how I can be of help to you.  TRH 

Could these drugs be the cause of my Peyronie’s disease?

Dr. Herazy, I have never had any trauma to my penis but yet have developed a terrible case of Peyronies, clearly due to something I have been doing in my life during the last 6 months. Two changes I made that precipitated the onset of it were,1. trying to take in a lot of protein (one gram for every pound of body weight, including the use of shakes with muscle building enhancements) per the advice of my personal trainer at the gym, and 2. my cardiologist put me on a very high dose of Niaspan (2000mg) and Pravastatin (40mg) to try and raise my HDL and lower my LDL.

Have you ever seen where these two factors might cause Peyronies?  I have stopped doing the protein and would rather stop taking the Niaspan & Pravastatin (…of course by talking to the cardiologist) if either of these things is suspect because I do not want to live with this and must find a way to help my body reverse the damage. I know that I need to investigate the treatment plans offered by PDI which I most certainly will do, but I also feel compelled to do my best to identify the suspected cause. Your thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated….

R

 

Greetings R,

I have not heard of a connection between Peyronie's disease and Niaspan or high protein intake. Perhaps your observation is simply ahead of the curve of knowledge in this area. 

However, there are many drugs that cause Peyronie's disease.  Pravastatin is a member of the statin family of drugs used to treat cholesterol and for this reason is suspect. Statin drugs are commonly known to cause adverse side effects affecting the musculoskeletal system (muscles, tendons, ligaments), along with cognitive problems, anemia, immune system weakness, elevated blood glucose, cataracts,  and memory loss that are also widely reported.   Peyronie's disease seems to be part of that musculoskeletal connection since it involves scar formation within a fibrous tissue layer known as the tunica albuginea of the penile shaft.    Many men report their PD starting with the use of a statin drug.

Many times trauma that can cause Peyronies is slight, especially when repeated over a period of time.  Trauma sufficient to cause PD does not have to be massive or painful.  It is not uncommon for minor trauma to start a case of PD in men who are genetically predisposed.  Is that possible in your case?

Use of PDE5 drugs can precipitate damage to the penile tissue.  Have you used Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra in the past?

Many times injury occurs during routine a routine cystoscope or catheterization procedures.   Have you had surgery during which an instrument was passed up your urinary urethra?  

There are many ways to develop PD, and you are wise to do your best to determine what you might have done in the first place to develop this problem and not repeat that exposure.   TRH

What can I do about my curved penis?

Ive had a bent penis since I was a young man and I've always assumed it was Peyronies, but now I'm not so sure.    I've tried everything I can think of I've tried using stretchers like the Size Genetics device and I'm just about to my wits end.   I just want this gone because I' so embarrassed and ashamed by my penis that I'm scared to talk to women out of fear.  I just need some information and mostly guidance on how to treat this problem that has caused me problems and embarrassment all my life.  If you could guide me and tell me what to do I would be grateful.

 

Greetings,

The first thing to do is to determine if you have Peyronie's disease or not. Please get a medical examination to determine the cause of your problem.  If it happens that you do have Peyronie's disease this website is full of useful information about helping your body to heal and repair as it should do normally.  A good place to start is "Peyronie's treatment help starts here."

The fact that your mechanical penis stretcher did not help you does not tell me anything, because this idea of forced stretching of a bent penis is incorrect.   You cannot forcefully stretch a bent penis to make it straight by using force, if the curved penis is due to Peyronies disease or if it is curved because you were born that way.  Either way forceful penis stretching will not work.   See How to straighten a curved penis

For ideas how to help yourself please see "Penis stretching for Peyronie's disease." 

Lastly, your question is filled with comments about fear and embarrassment because of your bent penis.  I believe you are punishing and  limiting yourself for no good reason.  Women tend to be far more generous and kind than we men; they tend to be compassionate and understanding in ways that men generally have a difficult time matching.  For this reason i believe you are making a greater problem for yourself than is necessary.  You need to understand women better in regard to sexual matters and you need to understand yourself better, as well.  Please get my book "Peyronie's Disease and Sex" that will explain all of this to you and help you see yourself in a better light.   TRH

Would a Peyronie’s scar on the surface have the same affect as if it were underneath?

I have curvature to the left side and don't feel any bump or Peyronies plaque. I know this means the Peyronies scar can be too small or too large and flat and I've also read that it won't be on the surface of the skin. However, I do see a few little things that appear to be surface scars where my curve starts. Why wouldn't a scar on the surface of the skin have the same effect as if it were underneath?  Don't all scars share the same characteristic of not being flexible?

 

Greetings,

No, a Peyronie's scar on the surface would not have the same affect as if it were underneath.

Yes, all scar formation within the body shares the fact that a greater amount of collagen and fibrin fibers is present that is not as elastic and pliable as normal skin.

Even so, the location of the scar or plaque material does make a difference.  It is the hydraulic tension or over-filling with blood within the two corpora cavernosae of the shaft that creates the hardness and expansion of an erection.  Each corpora cavernosum is covered by the tunica albuginea (which is normally also elastic)  but will not expand as it should when the Peyronie's plaque is present within the tunica. The external skin layer does not participate in that response of creating the erection, even though it does to a degree also expand; even when erect the external layer of skin of the shaft is not especially tight or overly stretched. Only if these were extremely large in comparison to the overall size of the shaft would an external scar cause a distortion  of an erection.

I cannot comment on what you refer to as the few little things that appear to be scars on the surface of the shaft.   A scar on the surface of the shaft skin not have the same effect as if it were underneath because no blood is trapped in the skin; there is no anatomical mechanism for it to happen.  It is the trapping of blood that creates the hydraulic effect, and this takes place only in the corpora cavernosae and nowhere else.

It might be helpful to you to review some basic penile anatomy on the PDI website at "Peyronie's anatomy of the penis and related areas"  and  "Tunica albuginea and Peyronie's disease."

If you are unable to find the Peyronie's plaque that is causing your distortion, I suggest that you arrange for a telephone discussion and I will work with you to help you locate it.  It is essential to good treatment results that you know about the size, location, density and surface features of the scar that is causing your bent penis.   TRH

Dilemma: I can’t find anyone who is skilled and has successfully performed Peyronies surgery

Hi Dr Herazy,

I have Peyronies disease, I have tried all sorts of oral medications to no affect. It has been over 2 years and I know psychologically I buried my head in the sand. It has caused major problems with my wife. The curvature is nearly at right angles making it nearly impossible to have sex. I still have sexual desire but that is about it.

I know the only way forward is surgery. My dilemma is finding someone who is not only skilled but has successfully performed this surgery.

I live in Sydney Australia if you can refer me to someone that I can see I would be greatly appreciated

Warm wishes,

David

 

Greetings David,

It appears to me you have not read much information available to you from the Peyronie's Disease Institute.

Why do you assume the  only option available to you for your Peyronie's disease is surgery?    If 50% of men who develop PD experience a spontaneous or natural  healing of their PD ("it goes away on its own"), why do you believe that your body would not be able to heal if you were to give yourself the best opportunity to recover by really concentrating your effort in that direction?   Many men have done just that.  Many men who I work with have had their Peyronies  problem for longer than just two years.  Many have had PD for 5-10 years, or more.  some get great recovery and reversal of their curved penis and reduction of the Peyronie's plaque, and others have only slight improvement.  The results are variable because each man conducts his plan a little differently and some do it better than others.

It should tell you something – it should ring out loud and clear – why are you having trouble finding anyone in your country who is skilled and successful in performing Peyronie's surgery.   When Peyronie's surgery goes bad, it can be a real catastrophe.   Since you have PD you already demonstrate the tendency and ability to create too much scar when you penis is injured.    Surgical work on this very same tissue can result in an even greater amount of scar formation.   This is the reason why I have so many MDs who contact me when they develop PD; they want nothing to do with surgery when it is their penis on the line.  Once you have been operated on, there is no way to truly reverse the effects of the first surgery.   Please be very careful who talk to about this kind of surgery and get a clear understanding of the kind of results they say you should expect. 

This is an article I wrote you might find helpful:  Peyronies surgery:  Finding a surgeon.

I suggest you spend time reading some of the ideas about working with Alternative Medicine to support your natural healing potential.  TRH

Question about diet for Peyronie’s disease

Dr. Herazy,

I have been reading your Peyronies Disease Handbook and am trying to implement as many treatment strategies as I can. However, although I am following your dietary recommendations, I have been a lacto- ovo vegetarian since 1970. Your dietary guidelines eliminate dairy products (cheese and yoghurt), eggs and soy products , which have been my major source of protein for over forty years. I am uncertain about getting enough protein on your diet. My vegetarianism is is faith based, not health based, so I will not even think of consuming dead creatures. Normally, I don't even take supplements containing gelatine, however I am making exceptions for your products (considering my disease). One other thing about the dietary restrictions that puzzles me is the restriction on bananas. Why not?

Thank you for answering all my questions,

Lou

 

Greetings Lou,

In my book, “Peyronie’s Disease Handbook” you have read about the diet for treating Peyronie's disease in which I present the idea that certain foods and styles of eating can contribute to this problem.  

The book and dietary chapter are very clear on the point that this list represents Eastern thinking, not Western thinking.   You are correct, many of those mentioned in the list of foods to avoid are really good nutritional foods – from a Western standpoint.  However, these foods are not considered from a Western perspective but from an Eastern perspective.  

At the beginning of that dietary chapter, before I discuss specifics I say that most of the dietary suggestions are based on ancient Oriental concepts that are used in the practice of acupuncture and yin/yang.  I go on to say that it would require an explanation that could run for several books to completely and thoroughly explain these concepts, and why this or that food should be avoided when you are using Alternative Medicine to treat your PD.  You are asking a simple and direct question about the humble banana that from a Western standpoint should have a simple and direct answer, but I have already told you that the answer is not so simple or direct – it is a very complex topic. 

Suffice it to say that the banana, and a few other foods, have been taught for about 5000 years to promote the formation or aggregation of solid masses in the body.  Solely for this reason the banana is presented in the list of dietary restrictions.   Men who follow these guidelines usually see the benefits of being as strict as possible. 

If you want to know more I suggest that you simply get several acupuncture text books and study the subject thoroughly. 

Many vegetarians find themselves in a similar predicament as you  in regard to dietary restrictions when it comes to treating their PD.   Usually, they eat what they feel compelled to eat and accept the limitation of results.  TRH

Could it be a form of Peyronie’s?

I’m 50 years old. I have no curvature of the penis, but have noticed my penis become progressively less sensitive since age 45 or so. I can maintain an erection for an hour or more, but reaching the point of ejaculation has become difficult and sometimes doesn’t happen, and is not as pleasurable as it used to be when it does.. What do you think could be the cause? Could it be a form of Peyronie’s?  What kind of medical care or treatment should I pursue?

Greetings,

What you describe is not consistent with Peyronie’s disease.  I suggest you go to a urologist for a complete evaluation to determine the cause and treatment of your non-PD problem.   TRH

Location of Peyronies scar in relation to prepuce, and circumcision

Dr. Herazy,
I have received my first shipment of treatment supplies and am beginning my treatment, thank you. My wife had an observation about my scar that prompted us to ask you this question. I was circumcised as a baby (it was common practice in the 40’s) and have always thought they did a lousy job of it. I have always had an excess of skin on one side if my penis, and thought it looked gross. It just so happens that my Peyronies scar is in the same area. Also my herpes out breaks would take place in this same area. The question is: have all men with PD been circumcised, and could this be a possible cause of this terrible disease?
Thank you for your insight on this question.
Sincerely,
Lou

Greetings Lou, 

There is no statistical differentiation or predetermining factor for location of the Peyronie’s disease scar in regard to circumcision.   Men with an intact prepuce or foreskin  (uncircumcised) are just as likely to develop PD as those who have the prepuce removed (circumcised).  

Actually, on a purely theoretical and philosophical level, I would suppose that men who are uncircumcised (with a foreskin) have a slight advantage to not develop Peyronie’s disease.  I conjecture that an uncircumcised man is slightly less likely to develop PD because he has a certain level of protection against injury working for him during intercourse that his circumcised counterpart does not have.  The presence of the foreskin acts during intercourse to prevent evaporation and “leakage” of normal sexual lubricating fluids that are produced by both the man and woman.  In this way the uncircumcised man is more likely on a theoretically level to not have a “sex accident” in which the penis is suddenly bent when it rubs or presses against an area where the vagina is dry.   In actual practice I have no idea if this would actually show up as a statistically significant factor, but who knows? 

Can Avodart increase or aggravate Peyronies disease symptoms?

Can the drug Avodart increase or aggravate Peyronies symptoms?   Currently taking this medication for an enlarged prostate.

Greetings,

There is growing concern about Avodart use leading to or aggravating Peyronie's disease.   Currently some statistics and experts say yes, and others say no.  

The drug most commonly reported to cause Peyronie's disease as a side effect is Viagra, and the next common is Levitra. Both of these are PDE5 inhibitors used to treat sexual dysfunction.   A short distance down this list, about the 7th most common drug reported to the FDA to cause Peyronie's disease symptoms is Avodart. 

From common experience I think we have all seen the medical profession refuse to acknowledge that a drug is causing too many bad side effects, until public pressure from growing evidence becomes overwhelming and the drug is reluctantly removed from the marketplace.  The drug goes one day from being great-fine-perfect-no problem-don't get excited, and the next day it is gone because someone finally does the right thing.  

I do not have a straight answer to your question.  I do not know if Avodart causes or aggravates Peyronies symptoms.  However, when you see dark clouds on the horizon and you hear distant thunder, you should begin to question the expert weather forecast for bright skies and sunshine.   

You should talk to your prescribing doctor about your concern.  Make no changes to your prostate treatment without his/her knowledge.  TRH       

Is this an early stage of Peyronie’s disease?

Hello,

My story is a bit long but I'd be very grateful to have your insight on the matter since I'm not sure about what the generalist told me and it's very hard to see an urologist where I live.

First of all, I'm 24 years old.  About three weeks ago, I noticed a blue bruise on the underside of my penis head. I do not know how it appeared but it wasn't painful at the beginning and it would come and go so I wasn't too worried then.

About a week after, the bruise started hurting after I pressed it to see if it was sensible. After that day it would hurt all the time even when I'm not touching it (even when flaccid). The pain is most of the time dull (rarely sharp) and it's coming from the inside of the penis, not the skin. At that point I figured I had a hematoma inside the penis glans.

However, two weeks later, this hematoma has worsened: the pain is now on the whole underside of my penis and not just the head. Moreover, I'm having trouble getting and maintaining an erection. One night, my penis was bent downward during a semi erection but the next day I would have a normal straight erection (and semi-erection).

I went to see my family doctor about all that and he said it may all (the temporary bent, the pain and the erectile dysfunction) be caused by the hematoma being drained downward.

I'm a bit skeptical about this explanation because I've had a lot of bruises in my life and none of them ever hurt for that long and the pain surely never spread.

I would like to know if this may be an early stage of Peyronie's disease?
– if so, will I find in your book information on how to increase my chances of recovery by acting in the early stage of the disease?
– if so, is the prognosis good for me to regain a functional penis ? (i.e. no erectile dysfunction like I'm experiencing now)

Thanks a lot for all you're doing.

Greetings,

You have written to ask these questions three weeks after your bruised condition (hematoma) first appeared.  This is very early to predict if your problem will develop into Peyronie's disease.   Was it your medical doctor who used the term hematoma or is that something that you decided on your own?

I am most concerned that you did not mention any specific accident or injury that would account for the bruise you have.   If a bruise appeared without a specific injury to cause it, this could indicate the possibility of a problem larger than PD.  I suggest that if the hematoma and pain does not promptly resolve from this point forward that you go back to the same medical doctor for further evaluation.

Given the disadvantage of not knowing much about your problem other than the sketchy details you present here, I can only speculate it is a possibility that your erectile dysfunction is only temporary and the result of the local problem that caused your pain and bruise to appear.

You ask too much to want a prognosis for a problem I have not seen and is so acute at this stage.   The Peyronie's Disease Handbook would provide useful information for you.   TRH

Should I be concerned about storing my DMSO?

Hi Ted,

I just ordered the DMSO. I've been concerned about storing this product in its plastic container, since it's a solvent and might pick up some of the plastic. I transferred my last batch to a glass jar. Do you think there's any basis for concern?

Thanks.
Bob

Greetings Bob,

The very special type of plastic used for the last 40 years by Jacob Labs as the primary container to store and deliver their various DMSO products is a laboratory grade of polyethylene; this is not your garden variety plastic.   As you correctly point out, DMSO will leach and transport many polymers and chemical elements if it is kept in the wrong kind of plastic container.  This is a subject I covered with the Jacob Lab people over 10 years ago when we first started to work together to develop a Peyronies treatment protocol.   Dr. Stanley Jacobs is a medical doctor, as well as a teaching and research professor at Washington State University, and he gave me his complete assurance that this more costly container is completely safe to transport and store DMSO.

Personally, I would be more worried about the DMSO picking up the residue of what used to be in your glass jar (mayonnaise, spices, even the soap you washed the jar with, etc.) and getting into your tissue, than anything from the original polyethylene container the DMSO comes in.

TRH

Should I get my hopes up about Xiaflex for Peyronies and Dupuytrens?

I've been reading that Xiaflex (used for Dupuytren's contracture) was tested for Peyronie's disease with pretty successful results and could be on the market as early as this year.  Should i get my hopes up?  Is this worth being excited about?

Greetings,

I am hearing more and more about nasty side effects and bad reactions from Xiaflex injections for Dupuytren contracture.  I think this is – or should be – the reason that Xiaflex has not been given fast approval for Peyronie's treatment.  I hate to think of what might happen if Xiaflex begins dissolving normal soft tissue structures in the penis as it sometimes does in the hand. 

From the tone of your email I get the sense that you are genuinely hopeful about Xiaflex might do for you, because you feel so helpless against Peyronie's disease.  Most men feel this way. You can get your hopes up, and you can get excited about it, if you wish.  Many people are sitting around waiting for a medical miracle cure while their lives slip away with a curved penis or useless hands.  They have the attitude that if there is no drug to save them, there is nothing to help them because the body cannot do anything against Peyronies disease or Dupuytren contracture.  Personally, I do not accept that line of thought.  I have seen too many people injured by drugs, like Xiaflex, and helped by Alternative Medicine. 

I believe a far more rational and safe approach to treating these two problems, and many others, is to first attempt more conservative treatment using a wide variety of simultaneous Alternative Medicine treatment methods.   Only after exhausting all possible conservative options would I remotely consider taking the calculated risk of a drug like Xiaflex.   The tone of your question suggests to me that you are not aware of, or even considering, the possible harm that can be done with a drug like Xiaflex.  

Many new drugs come on the market each year because of glowing reports and spectacular enthusiasm for the wonderful research results.  The new drug is highly advertised and heavily used for a while.  Then slowly and quietly new information comes out that bad things are happening to those who take this new wonder drug.  Even more quietly the drug is removed from the market a year or two later.  How many times have you heard that same story played out over and over?  High hopes based on questionable research, people hurt, drug withdrawal, many lawsuits. 

Why do we see so many TV commercials from lawyers who are trying to sue the pants off these drug makers?  The legal profession has created this large industry for themselves because there are so many bad drugs on the market and so many people who are injured, that lawyers can profit from this misfortune.  What should that tell you?  The lawyers are not making this stuff up.  They are just taking advantage of the huge opportunity they are given by bad drugs and injured people. 

Fact:  The U.S. is the heaviest user of drugs and surgery.  Fact: The U.S. is ranked about the 16th healthiest nation in the world, and we die at an earlier age, behind 15 other countries that take fewer drugs and use less surgery than we do.  If the use of drugs and surgery leads to health and long life, we should live the longest and be the healthiest country and we are not.  What does that tell you?

Sure, there are good drugs and not all drugs are bad.  But you must be extremely careful how you go about using them.  Xiaflex might help you, I cannot say one way or the other.  In my opinion, if you are going to use Xiaflex it should be the last thing you do, not the first thing.  You should certainly talk to your doctor about your decision and educate yourself to the best level you can.How you approach the treatment of your problem is your decision.  TRH 

How is your gentle manual penis stretching method used for Peyronie’s treatment?

If I am successful in dissolving or removing my plaque, does the penis straighten out on its own?. Do you recommend gentle traction at this point to assist with the straightening since the plaque would be gone?

Greetings,

Great question.  Thank you.

The only reason your penis is now curved since you developed the  bent penis of Peyronies disease is because there is an internal mass of dense fibrous "scar like" tissue, or Peyronie's plaque,  within the tunica albuginea of the shaft.  This plaque interferes  with the normal filling and expansion of the shaft during an erection.  If you did not have the plaque, you would not have the curved penis.   If your Peyronie's plaque is eliminated by your therapeutic efforts there will be no reason for your penis to be curved.  

The gentle traction technique that was developed during a one year research project through PDI was never intended to be a solo therapy. It was not tested as a solo therapy, only as an adjunct to existing therapy that was not advancing very well.  It made a great difference to those cases who were not responding well.   This gentle stretching protocol is not done after the plaque is removed; it is done while there is still plaque present in the shaft.  The intent of the gentle stretching is to stimulate the degradation or undermining of the Peyronie's plaque so that it is reabsorbed and removed more rapidly better while under the influence of all the other Alternative Medicine therapy you should  also be using.   

You really need to read more about the technique to understand it better.  Go to  PEYRONIE’S  DISEASE  INSTITUTE – MANUAL PENIS STRETCHING METHOD CD©      Be sure to watch the video that demonstrates the actual method.    TRH

How should I use moist heat to treat Peyronie’s disease?

What do you recommend to use for "moist heat" and to what temperature and for what duration & frequency?

Thank you.

Greetings,

Moist heat is often overlooked as a part of Peyronie's disease treatment because it is common and not flashy or scientific.  It quickly, easily, cheaply and very effectively draws blood to the area of your treatment. Add it to your therapy plan today. 

A moist heat pack can be made by wrapping a towel that has been soaked in hot water around an old fashioned rubber hot water bottle to keep the temperature sufficiently hot for the time it will be used.

Since many people would not have easy access to a thermometer to actually test water temperature,  I will only comment that a good temperature for water for the purpose of making a moist hot pack to use for Peyronie's treatment is somewhere in the area of 105°F, give or take a few degrees either way.   Most people just hold their hand in the flow of water and know what temperature will feel good and still be safe to use.  We always caution to use a safe water temperature that will not cause tissue burns to this delicate area of the body.  I would hope that common sense and past experience will guide everyone to know how to keep themselves from getting burned.

Duration should be at least 10 minutes to bring enough increased blood flow to the area to provide therapeutic benefit; longer if you have the time and opportunity.  I suggest that you should use such a hot pack before you do any of the external therapies: manual penis stretching, DMSO, vitamin E and copper peptide applications, or the Genesen Acutouch pointer therapy. 

It is very safe if you are careful and use common sense.  Do not fall asleep while using a heat pack, and do not use a water-proof electric heating pad because if you do fall asleep with one it can continue to "cook" you while you sleep.  TRH 

Would you advise against “hanging weights” from the penis as a way to treat Peyronies?

Sorry if you've answered this in the past but I didn't see it on here…would you advise against "hanging weights" from the penis? I'm not sure if this is can be as damaging as extenders but I'd just like to get a consensus before I spend any more money on this penis of mine.

I can see why penis stretchers/extenders might not work but with weights, it is gravity after all.

-Just around the bend

Greetings Just around the bend,

Yes, it is only gravity.  Try telling that to the fellow who has a brick fall on his head. 

Gravity is a universal force of attraction that increases with the mass or weight of an object.   The effect of hanging a grain of rice from your penis is far different from hanging a brick from that same sensitive organ. 

In regard to the idea of hanging something from the penis, this is the essential problem with this strategy of penis elongation:  How do you attach the hanging weight to the penis in order to stretch it?   Unless your penis is vastly different than those I have seen, your penis does not come with a handle or other point of easy attachment for this weight.  There is no good safe way to attach a weight in order to traction the penis.  For this reason the usual strategy is to tighten some type of clamp to hold onto the head (glans) of the penis to produce a traction force. And this is where the trouble starts.  The tightened clamp that is applied to the glans can easily cause blisters or tissue erosion, as well as problem related to decreased blood flow as a result of the prolonged pressure. 

Even if your penis does come with a handle to which you can safely and conveniently hang a weight, what good is that in relation to Peyronie's disease?  When you stretch the penis forcefully you can only stretch the elastic and normal tissue, not the dense and fibrous scar material.   The normal stretchy soft tissue of the penile shaft will stretch long before the fibrous scar, and so all traction force will be absorbed by the normal tissue.  Nothing will happen to the scar material using this strategy.

It seems that most men are naturally interested and want to believe that making their penis larger is beneficial to treat Peyronie's disease.  I have seen too many cases of Peyronie's disease start with the use of hanging weights and penis stretchers to know that this is not a good idea.  Sorry.  TRH

Not sure what to do next for Peyronie’s treatment

I have Peyronie’s disease for over 3 years.  Lately, the curvature is 45 degree and bending rapidly. It’s preventing me from concentrating and keeping a firm erection. This condition is starting to affect emotionally.  I avoid having sex.  I’m 52 years old and married for 25 years.

I had taken Potaba pills and did not work. For the past two weeks I have been taken Vitamin E. Not sure what to do next.

Looking forward to hear from you.

Your help is greatly appreciated.    Thank you.

E. Garcia

 

Greetings E. Garcia,

vitamin E by itself is not very effective as a Peyronie’s disease treatment, but then again there is nothing that when taken by itself will be effective.   To get truly good results with your vitamin E you must combine it with other therapy products to support and increase your body’s ability to remove the PD plaque material.

POTABA is not a well tolerated drug and it is not especially effective against Peyronies.  POTABA is a modification of PABA, a member of the B vitamin family, that is made into a drug by adding a potassium molecule onto the vitamin.   This was originally done because PABA received good research results as a Peyronies treatment, but the drug industry would prefer to sell drugs and not low-price and ow-profit vitamins.    So they created the drug POTABA that irritates the dickens out of the digestive track so much that few men can take the drug very long, and it does not work as well as PABA anyway.   For this reason we continue to suggest the use of PABA in Peyronie’s treatment plans.   

Please go to the PDI website and click on the link Start Peyronie’s treatment.    This is a good starting point to begin to put a plan of action together for your recovery.  Keep in mind that an important element of a good treatment strategy is to do a variety of Peyronies disease exercises along with using vitamins, minerals, enzymes and herbs to support your natural recovery.

 

Please let me know if you have any specific questions.   TRH 

What is the best way to take Male X Booster sex stimulant?

When taking the Male X  Booster sexual stimulant every other day do you need to add vitamin E to your diet?   Can you take Male X Booster once daily?   Thank you.

Greetings,

No, as far as improving sexual function is concerned, you do not need to take vitamin E if you are taking Male X Booster.  But you would want to take vitamin E as an important part of your Peyronie's treatment plan.   Yes, you can take Male X Booster once daily. 

There are many reasons why someone with Peyronie’s disease will develop some level of a sex problem, sooner or later.  The pain and distortion associated with Peyronies disease are not the only factors that can start sexual problems.  Reduced rigidity caused by the presence of the Peyronies plaque, feeling self-conscious about the loss of length and circumference that come with PD, fear of re-injury during intercourse, frustration of attempting intercourse with a bent or hinged penis – all these can and do cause real sexual challenges for the couple who deals with Peyronie's disease.  

For those men who simply need a little assistance with the quality of their erection, PDI has a collected a great selection of herbal formulas that can do the job nicely. Each has been found over time to work better than most on the market.  Not all of them work for everyone – that would be asking too much.  Based on many years of experience working with PD couples, this group of sex enhancers has proven to address the needs of almost all men.  Male X Booster is one of those great sex stimulants we work with.

For Male X Booster you begin by taking the dosage as provided on the label.   If you can develop good improvement with your sexual performance by taking daily, then by all means take it that way.  Some men take slightly more than that in order to see good results.  You want to experiment a bit to learn with any of these sex stimulants to see what works best for you.   Not everyone will respond the same way as you do, so learn what works best based on your needs.  

All you have to do is be patient with yourself and your partner, experiment to discover which herbal formula works best for you, and follow the instructions given below

  1. Use Stimulin as the first step in developing your sex enhancement plan.  This is a source of nitric oxide and is essential in developing and improving sexual performance.
    1. Use it, as instructed, for about 2-3 weeks, and see how much it helps.  It might not be necessary to use any other product to help your situation.
    2. If you are not satisfied after using Stimulin by itself, then continue with Stimulin and add an herbal sex enhancer (Male X Booster, ITI Man, etc.) you will find on the PDI website.
  2. If possible, get a few different products.  Experiment to discover the one that works best for you.
  3. Use each herbal sex enhancer as instructed.  Each has different instructions, because each has a different purpose, a different formula, and different strengths.
  4. Give up your anger, embarrassment and feelings of inferiority related to PD.  If you cannot do this, get Dr. Herazy’s book, “Peyronie’s Disease and Sex.”  If you still have a problem, call him for assistance; he is an expert in this area.  
  5. Be patient with her, and be patient with yourself.  This is a big problem to work through, and you should not make it worse for each other by being insensitive or unreasonable.

                       

Did waiting a long time before starting Peyronie’s disease treatment allow my problem to get worse?

Dear Doctor,

I am a customer of your site! thanks you for your site and your information to help us! I purchased your manual stretching cd before but to i am confuse still and had not really began seriously of any stretching routine. I am not sure if my distortion is ( downward curve) a peyronies decease. I do not feel pain today from my penis. This distortion happened i believe when i was much younger ( i am 27 now) i stimulated my penis then felt a pain afterwards. I didnt touch it anymore for a long period of time (traumatized because i was much younger back then). Could it be doctor than the cause of my downward curvature is because i believe i prolonged the time when i did not do anything to my penis while staying erect inside my briefs in a downward position? plus the pain i felt long long ago? if yes would the manual stretching method help improve the curvature (moderate) plus the vitamins and minerals you are supplying us? please enlighten me doctor because it affects my over all self-esteem. thanks .:)

Jose

Greetings Jose,

I suggest you go to a urologist for an examination and diagnosis of your current problem.  

Yes, waiting to start Peyronie's disease treatment allowed additional fibrous tissue to develop.  

If you have Peyronie's disease you can use all the methods found on the PDI website to increase your ability to heal and repair this problem.  You already know we do not advise using only the gentle manual penis stretching technique to correct your problem.   You must also use at the same time a wide variety of enzymes, vitamins and minerals to strengthen your tissue response to eliminate the foreign fibrous tissue.  TRH 

Am I hurting myself by using a mechanical penis stretcher?

I’ve been using the X4 Labs extender a little over year now.When I use it I do about 2 hours.I’m still not sure if I should be wearing it straight out or tilted right since my curve goes to the left. I admit I haven’t been as consistent as I’d like to but that’s mostly due to constantly reading that they do more damage than harm and they actually only swell up the penis because it’s injuring it and the swelling gives the effect of enlargement.

I’m not sure 100% but it seems like since I’ve been using this extender my penis has been twisting or rotating. It use to just curve to the left but now, it seems like it’s starting to point down as well. When flaccid, it’s really noticeable…almost a 90 degree twist where i look down and the right side of my penis is centered.

I recently posted a question on here yesterday about not being able to locate a scar, but it seems the characteristics of one are present…Is it possible the scar is so ‘strong’ that when I use the extender everything around this scar which seems like it would be on the left underside of my penis is growing around it??

Greetings,

Thank you for your insightful and honest look at using a mechanical penis stretcher.  A few times a week I hear from men like you who are having the same and similar problems while using their mechanical penis stretchers.  Many hundred men have told me over the years that their Peyronie’s disease started after using a mechanical penis stretcher – not a very good endorsement for something that is supposed to correct Peyronie’s disease.  I agree that the illusion of greater penis size could be caused by swelling and inflammation to the injury you are causing.

I have bought all of the mechanical penis stretcher products available.   Most have poor instructions for general use.  None provide specific information about using the penis stretcher for PD because they cannot do that legally, because they cannot make the claim because they cannot prove it does what they say it is supposed to do.  Remember that all a penis stretcher is supposed to be is a way to enlarge the penis, and they cannot prove they can do that either.   

There are several articles I have written over the years about this subject:  Penis stretcher:  Big problem as Peyronie’s treatment  and  Penis stretching for Peyronie’s disease treatment.

You ask a specific question about how your penis is responding to your use of your stretcher device.  I cannot answer that question.  I advise that you see a urologist and have him answer that question after examining you.  Before you do that, I suggest that you discontinue all use of your stretcher.   TRH 

 

Do the medium and large Peyronie’s treatment kits come with instructions?

Product Question- do the medium and large kits come with instructions?

They do not seem to include a book. Would the book give instructions on what supplements to take?

thanks,

bh

Greetings BH,

All products you order from PDI come with full detailed instructions how to use what you ordered.  No one ever complains about the lack of information and instruction how to use what you order.   By my estimation the PDI Large Plan for Peyronie's disease comes with 17 pages of information, the Medium with a few less.   

To know what is in the "Peyronie's Disease Handbook" you only have to scroll down a bit and read the information that we have presented to you.   TRH  

Is there a connection between masturbation and Peyronie’s disease?

My penis curves to the left and over the past 2 years I have become extremely self conscious about it after hearing the word "crooked" from a girl who's had nothing but perfectly straight penises. I've always told girls "the majority of men have a curve" because I remember reading that somewhere (i guess it was written by a guy with a curve.)

'm trying to figure out if I actually have Peyronie's and if so, where my scar is…I can think of a couple things that may have caused it but I'm not sure exactly.

For one, I've always been able to "pop" or "crack" my penis. Ever since I was young I remember waking up in the AM with morning wood and pressing on my penis (into my body or scrotum) and it feeling amazing with this popping sensation. I've read recently this can cause damage but it never hurt.

Also, as embarrassing as this is, I was young an ignorant and accidentally caught my penis in a vacuum cleaner at around 10 years old about a year short of learning about masturbation. It actually felt good and became a habit. I was actually ejaculating before I even knew what it meant.

I don't recall any pain or injury. I do recall one day the skin just below my head being really puffy as if the suction may have pulled the skin from my whole shaft towards my head underneath. I did not feel pain from this either but this situation made me drop this habit (especially as I started to learn about mastubation)

I've also always masturbated with my right hand. I've heard back and forths about this actually having an effect, but I've also read plenty from people who have claimed to straighten their penises out my using the opposite hand.

It seems like there are plenty of factors here that could cause this terrible issue but could it be congenial?

I never experience any erection pain. My head is extremely sensitive,specifically after ejaculation so I may have done some nerve damage there. (also obviously during sex with the curve to the left the head is always rubbing against something making it not as enjoyable sometimes.

I don't see any visible scars however. I can tell you my perinal raphe is not lining up 100% with my corpus spongiosm. when looking down while holding my penis against my stomach, the spongiosm veers to the left and the raphe to the right.

One more issue I cant seem to find on the internet is the possibility of damage or a peyronie's scar inside the body.
I do feel some sort of tissue on the left underside of my shaft inside of my scrotum. I obviously cant see it so I'm not sure if it could be a vein or not.

Right now I'm taking Serrapeptase, PABA, Nattokinase, Krill Oil, and Acetyl L Carnitine. I'm also mixing Vit E, SSKI, PABA powder from capsule with DMSO.

Any help is much appreciated.

 

Greetings,

It is said that almost all men masturbate. I have spoken to some men who have used exotic and extreme masturbation practices.  You would be surprised at just how man boys (and men) masturbate and play with a vacuum cleaner hose.  It is not so much that you have used some of these common and not-so-common masturbation techniques, but the degree of force involved, frequency, total number of events and the details of how these things were done that may have caused actual injury.  masturbation in and of itself is not going to cause Peyronies, but if you masturbate in such a way that would cause actual physical injury.  By my guess – and that is all that it can be, because I was not there and no one has examined you to know for certain – it sounds like you were a fairly aggressive young fellow who probably sustained actual injury to the penis when you masturbated.  For this reason, while you certainly could have genetic predisposition, and you could also certainly have a congenital malformation, you also have that possibility of Pd caused by physical trauma as an explanation for you current situation.

The only way to know for sure is to go to the best urologist you can locate and have yourself examined so you will now what you are dealing with.  You can guess and guess if you want, but nothing replaces knowing. 

Your absence of pain does not mean you do not have Peyronie's disease.  Pain is not always associated with Peyronie's disease, so you can have PD and not have pain. 

The "scars" of Peyronie's disease are not like the scars you see from old injury to your knees, elbows or elsewhere.  They are internal and are best called "plaque."  You may or may not be able to locate your Peyronie's plaque by yourself, and this is yet another good reason to go to a urologist to have this done for you.  It is part of knowing what is going on. 

You bring up interesting anatomy with your commentary about your midline penile raphe  in relation to your corpus spongiosum.  I do not have the time to explain this anatomy here to other readers, but it suggests to me you have had significant prior trauma to this area and it has resulted in abnormal tension and pulling of the penile soft tissue.   This could be consistent with Peyronie's disease.

Please do not mix DMSO with other things as you are doing.  This could injure you further.   

Please see a urologist for a complete examination and diagnosis.    TRH

Is there a link between fibromylagia and Peyronie’s disease?

I have fibromyalgia as well as Peyronies disease.  Are these two linked in anyway?

Regards,

Tom

Greetings Tom,

Fibromyalgia is a painful condition of the soft tissue tissue, affecting mostly the muscles.  It is a rather common syndrome in which a person suffers repeated and frequent long-term, body-wide pain episodes with varying degrees of pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues.  There is no known cause of fibromyalgia, but it has been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety.

I am not aware of any association or link between these two problems.   TRH

How should I use the VED (Vacuum Erection Device) my urologist prescribed as a Peyonies treatment?

I have PD and I have a suction device I've been using with little recommendation regarding usage technique from my urologist.

What is your suggestion regarding this device? If it's recommended that I continue to use it, how often and for how long each time? Is this included in your book about treatment recommendations?

Ralph 68 years old
Cape Coral, Fl

 

Greetings Ralph,

My first thought is that I would take a very dim view of a doctor who prescribes a type of treatment to you but does not tell you how to use it.  This does not indicate that the doctor is working very hard to help you, and this is not good.  If this urologist does not extend time and effort to you in this small and basic way, what about other areas of your treatment?

The suction device you mention is a Vacuum Erection Device or VED, or as some men call it, a vacuum pump.    Some men report help and other men report no help from use of a VED.    Many men use a VED because it is reported to increase the size  of the penis, and injure themselves with it.   I learn from many of these men that their PD started with the use of a VED.   For this reason I am against men who already have Peyronie's disease to use it as a form of Peyronies treatment.  There is too much ease and opportunity to injure the delicate tissue that is already injured by using one of these devices.  For more information see Peyronie's disease treatment with vacuum pump (VED).  TRH 

Could these supplements have started my Peyronie’s disease?

The affects of my Peyronie's disease occurred literally overnight. One day I showed no signs and the next I had developed a marked curved penis when erected. My question is this: the only change I have made in my diet or lifestyle has been that I have added some additional supplements to my daily intake. They are:
1000 mg of shark liver oil
250 mg Fucorick (seaweed)
100 mg Hyaluronic Acid
200 mg Chondroitin Sulfate

Could any of these new supplements be the cause of this sudden development?  Thank you
Greetings,

I have never read or heard of these particular substances being associated with the start of Peyronie's disease.  You should perhaps evaluate and consider more common causes such as drugs and trauma as causes of your problem.  TRH 

Any comments why my curved penis went away but I still have lost 3 inches?

Hello.  I am a 59 yo male who had a Peyronies episode 2 years ago…. curved penis… pain followed with erection.   The curve went to the left…but all of that has gone away.  BUT lost about 3 in in length.  Any thoughts on this?  Still can get erection, not a problem.  But miss the lost 3 in….BTW my name is John…and i live just over here in Elgin IL,  not to far from you in Palatine.  If you can help please let me know…Thanks

Greetings John,

Lost length is a very common part of having Peyronie's disease, perhaps even more common than curvature and distortion. 

You ask for my comments on your current situation.  You still have Peyronies disease, but more than likely your arrangement of internal Peyronies plaque is balanced and does cause incomplete filling of the penis chambers during erection, hence no curved penis.  It is also my opinion that you could develop curvature again if your internal scar changes so that it pulls in a different way.  Many men can go for years with a particular pattern of penile distortion, assuming that it is how their PD will be and then suddenly find themselves with a worsened distortion.  This is why you cannot assume  your straight erection will always be straight.  For this reason you would be wise to start treatment to correct as much of your problem as you can while you are straight.  I probably should also comment that lost length can and does return when men work to correct their Peyronie's disease.  Some men get it all back, and others only part of what was lost; it varies from man to man.   The return of lost length occurs when the fibrous tissue build up of the contracted scar material is reabsorbed by the body.  TRH