Peyronies Pictures: Bent or Curved Penis and other Distortions

What does Peyronie’s disease look like – Pictures of Peyronies disease curved penis

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Peyronies pictures showing various types of curved penis deformity, found at the bottom of this page, present graphic male nudity. These Peyronie’s pictures are presented for educational purposes to anyone interested in learning what does Peyronie’s disease look like. Yet, these pictures of Peyronie’s disease are not intended to assist in making a diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease. Just because you have a curved penis does not mean you have Peyronies.  You might not need Peyronie’s treatment even if you have a curved penis.

These Peyronies pictures are offered to encourage prompt medical attention and a doctor’s opinion about your problem. Hopefully, after viewing these Peyronies pictures you will feel perhaps relieved you are not so bad off if you find a penis that is bent greater than yours. For more information, Progression of Peyronie’s Disease.  Peyronies pictures or in this case a Peyronie's disease drawing of bottleneck deformity caused by a ring of Peyronie's plaque material at mid-shaft

Understandably, in the early stages of Peyronie’s disease men are very worried about small – and sometimes large – changes in their penis. They often use the internet for information to learn what does Peyronie’s disease look like. They want to see a Peyronies picture for comparison or just to see how bad the bent penis can become.  At that time you can make a decision about Peyronie’s treatment that will be grounded more on fact, and less on emotion.



Actual graphic pictures of Peyronie’s disease are shown below, FULL male nudity.


Peyronies pictures are here a Peyronie's disease drawing of an upward curved penis caused by Peyronie's plaque at upper surface close to pelvis

Pictures of Peyronies disease and the exact mechanism of penile curvature

Peyronie’s disease has been called an exaggeration of the wound healing process, during which one or more flat and irregular non-cancerous plaques or fibrous scars develop under the skin along the penile shaft. Not only do these scars frequently cause pain during erection, but depending on the number, size and location of scar tissue, the penis can be slightly to severely distorted or shortened during erection or not at all.

Imagine a balloon with a small piece of tape on it. If the balloon is inflated the tape will prevent full expansion, and it will be distorted. PD causes a similar mechanism of distortion in the penis. The normal penis expands and elongates evenly resulting in a straight erection. But in Peyronie’s disease, normal elastic tissue is replaced by rather hard plaque tissue that is not elastic. When a man with Peyronie’s has an erection the plaque does not expand, thus the curve or twist. The degree of curved penis related to Peyronie’s disease range from mild to severe; some are so mild as to be detected only on autopsy, while others are so severe that surgery is necessary to reduce painful distortion. The scar may range from a few millimeters or may encompass the entire shaft of the penis. Pain, hardened scar formation and/or distortion may develop slowly or appear overnight in PD. Angulation of the erect penis from 5°- 45° is not uncommon, and can be greater; deformities can advance beyond 90º and are described as “J”, “cane handle” and “corkscrew”.  Distortion or angulation of the non-erect penis is rare.

In a small percentage of cases with a milder form of the disease, inflammation may resolve without causing significant pain or permanent bending. Sexual difficulty and impotency also range from mild to severe, depending on the degree of deformity. In some extreme cases the scar may create a bottle-neck, collar-like, or hourglass-like distortion of the erect penis. The scar tissue may cause the penis to be limp or soft beyond the location of the nodule, leading to inability to have sexual intercourse. At the extreme, an erect penis may be so distorted (“J” or “corkscrew”) making intercourse impossible or at least extremely painful for both partners.

Click on “Peyronie’s Disease and a History Lesson” to completely change the way you think about Peyronie’s treatment.

Peyronies pictures showing – full male nudity to follow



 Peyronies pictures are often taken just prior to surgery; this one showing an acutely curved penis of approximagtely 90 degrees
Peyronie’s disease acute upward curved penis, prior to Peyronie’s surgery
 Peyronies pictures of left lateral penile curvature and constrictive ring deformity resulting in left leaning and hourglass close to body
 Peyronie’s disease with left lateral penile curvature and constrictive ring deformity causing hourglass close to body
 Peyronies pictures details shows how the disease can cause a wide constrictive ring to develop, resulting in a broad hourglass deformity
 Peyronie’s disease with wide mid-shaft constriction resulting in broad hourglass deformity – very weak and unstable
 Peyronies pictures often show subtle changes. Here is a wide constriction and filling defect on the right, resulting in broad hourglass deformity
 Peyronie’s disease with constriction and filling defect on the right, resulting in broad hourglass deformity – similar to deformity above, also weak and unstable
 Peyronies picture showing marked downward penile curvature
 Peyronie’s disease picture showing marked downward penile curvature
 Peyronies pictures commonly show a deformity pattern of an upward curved penis as a result of Peyronie's plaque formation
 Peyronie’s disease common deformity pattern of upward curved penis from dense Peyronie’s plaque formation on top surface of shaft

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Hopefully, these Peyronies pictures have been helpful in understanding this problem. Perhaps they can motivate you see your medical doctor, and then get busy with aggressive use of multiple conservative measures to improve your changes for your self-recovery.   See Peyronie’s Disease Treatment.

23 thoughts on “Peyronies Pictures: Bent or Curved Penis and other Distortions

  1. George Bogowicz says:

    Good Morning Dr. Herazy my Peyronie’s disease is very similar to the photo of slight left lateral with constrictive ring causing hourglass deformity close to body with a loss of over 2 -3 inches of length, for the life of me I am unable to pinpoint the scar tissue, your suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thank you

  2. Dr.Herazy says:

    Good morning to you, sir,

    It is fairly common for men to have difficulty locating their Peyronie’s disease scar; even MDs often cannot locate it easily or at all. This comes down to not either not having the experience to know what Peyronie’s disease scar tissue feels like, or feeling it but not having the confidence to know that what you are feeling is the scar material. Either way. this explanation should help you locate the offending scar that is causing your hourglass deformity.

    Knowing where your scar is located – although not always easy or obvious – is essential to effective Peyronie’s disease treatment. Finding and describing the PD scar is not a matter of curiosity; you MUST know about the scar in as great detail as possible in order to know if you are making actual progress or not as a result of using whatever treatment you are applying in your self-care program. If you do not know whether you scar is or is not responding to care, you are guessing with your treatment. Guessing leads to poor or no progress against the enemy that is the Peyronie’s disease scar. You must not guess, you must know.

    Before I go into this subject in some detail, I must remind you that the PD scar is best located while the penis is soft or flaccid – meaning not erect. This will be true 99% of the time, so don’t bother to try to locate your scar tissue unless you are flaccid. While some men have Peyronie’s disease nodules that are best described as “beans’ or “peas,” these are seldom difficult to locate and not the subject of this discussion. You see, not all PD scar shapes are this dense and well-defined; many tend to be flat, soft and often larger than what is expected. Sometimes these large scars actually tend to pose the greatest problem to locate. So for this reason if you are having a problem locating your penile scar, it is probably a good idea to shift your thinking and anticipation in this direction: You probably should be not be looking for a “pea,” which is small but has height; instead you might be better served looking for a “postage stamp” – maybe even a large postage stamp – which is flat and has margins that are sometimes difficult to locate. Changing the mental image of what you are looking for sometimes makes all the difference in the world in locating this tissue.

    Peyronie’s disease “scars” or plaques are quiet variable. Some men have an obvious scar and others cannot find one if their life depended on it. Often, when a scar is not found, but there is still pain and bending or any kind of recent penile distortion, a diagnosis of PD can still be made. This is so, because the scar that is causing the pain or bending is either:
    1. So small – it cannot be found
    2. So very soft – it blends into the other tissue and cannot be detected
    3. So deep – it cannot be reached or felt easily
    4. So large and flat – that the edges are not easily determined, almost like trying to find the edge of a roll of plastic wrap. When it is a large scar – as many of them are – it is something that is so close to you that you do not see it because you are looking far away and cannot see what is under your nose
    5. So greatly different than what you think it is going to feel like that you miss it only because it does not meet your image of what it will be like
    6. The doctor’s lack of ability, experience or concern when he does the scar examination – that he simply misses what is actually there if he was better at this kind of thing – yes, I know, it is difficult to imagine but it is true.

    Usually, when a scar is NEVER found it is because of a combination of two or more of these factors – deep and small, or soft, large and flat, or deep, soft and doctor error, and so on. From my experience with those who have an extremely difficult time locating their scar, it seems that #4 (so large and flat) or #5 (so different than what you expect) are the reasons for failure to locate the scar. Keep this in mind when you search your landscape trying to locate the scar.

    Your primary Peyronie’s disease scar will be located at the lowest or deepest point of the bend, curve or distortion you have. It will be found at or near the deepest or most curved area of your bend or dent formation or bottle neck or hour-glass deformity. It will be on the CONCAVE side of the bend or in the deepest part of whatever type of distortion you might have. The CONCAVE side of the bend is the side that is folded or bent over, or you might say it is the lower or bottom side of the rainbow. The opposite of the concave side is the CONVEX side. The CONVEX side of the bend is the side that is arched over or curved up, or you might say it is the upper or top side of the rainbow. Ultimately, if you have PD you must begin the search with the attitude the scar is there, and it is only waiting to be found. Do not start with a negative attitude; you want to have a sense of high anticipation that it will be found within the next few seconds – this will help keep your senses alert. You should use as many different tactics as you can to find your Peyronie’s disease scar(s) because having a good knowledge of your scar situation will help your treatment effort. The CONCAVE side is where the primary scar is located. If you have any scar located away from the concave side, it is not your current primary scar. For the most part you will want to evaluate all scars you can locate for changes in the size, shape, density and surface features, but when you work to stretch a scar using the PDI gentle manual penis stretching method it is more efficient and effective to only work with the primary scar found at the concavity of the distortion. So when you are looking around to locate you scar you really should be looking only in that small area that is at the concavity of the bend when you are erect. Once you have that one located it will easier to find others if they are also present.

    It seems to be more common for a man to have multiple scars, than just one. Men have told me they have found 6-8 internal scars. I had 3-4 scars when I treated my own Peyronie’s disease problem. Therefore, when you find the 1st one continue looking for more and you will probably find them. Although I mentioned looking for a postage stamp sized scar earlier, Peyronie’s disease scars are not regular or evenly shaped; they often do not have straight sides or 90 degree corners. They are usually very irregular and odd shaped. Think of the shape of the state of Florida or Idaho or Maine (which are irregular) – not like Colorado or Wyoming (which are very square and regular).

    Perhaps your expectations of what a scar should feel like is the actual problem; you might be locating and feeling the scar, but you do not realize it. Try to think in terms of your scar being much larger than you have previously imagined. Allow yourself to mentally expand the size of the scar you are looking for. Meaning, if you were looking for a “pea” before, start looking for a “peanut” size structure or even larger like a postage stamp. This changes your methods and your outlook about what you can detect.

    It seems that lately I have many men reporting that their scars are as large as the length of the shaft, and some are narrow while others are wider. Image your scar is that large. If you are looking for a pea-sized scar it will prevent you from easily finding something much larger like a postage stamp.

    Do not be discouraged if the scar you have is large since it does not seem that the size has much to do with difficulty or time required to eliminate it. Larger Peyronie’s disease scars can take just as long as smaller scars to treat.

    Try this: forget about finding a “scar.” Just try to find something – anything – within the mass of erectile tissue that feels unlike the other tissue. Find something that is unlike the rest of your penis. When you find it, mark its location with a marker pen or something that will stay on the tissue for a day or two. Go back each day to that area and re-think what you are feeling. You are trying to see if it becomes easier to make sense of it. It could be that you have an unreasonable expectation of what a “scar” should feel like, and you are missing what is really rather obvious only because your expectation is wrong. Really, how could you know what a PD scar feels like if you have never had to do this before? Trouble locating the scar is a common problem.

    PDI has much success with the methods we present to you. Just because your doctor could not locate your scar does not mean it is not there. And it definitely does not mean that you cannot find it just because he can’t. As so many men with Peyronie’s disease finally come to understand, you must take control of your situation and begin to get well on your own. A large part of being in control of your treatment is to have a vivid image of the scar physical qualities in your mind.

    Since 2002 I have worked with many thousands of men with Peyronie’s disease, some mild and some severe cases, some just a few months and several that were more than 10 years old. I had a significant PD problem until I cured my condition using the procedures found in the book I wrote and the same Alternative Medicine ideas as on the website. You will not feel like a victim once you start working to improve your health and immune response against the presence of this foreign tissue.

    If this Peyronie’s disease instruction still does not help you locate your scar tissue, please contact me personally through the PDI website. TRH Peyronie’s disease

  3. Shaun says:

    When peyronie’s disease affects a man, small penis size does not have much to do with difficulty he will have or the degree of curvature or the time it takes to develop.

  4. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Shaun,

    I tend to agree with your observation about Peyronie’s disease, although the smaller the initial penis size the more a loss of length and girth will affect him. Peyronie’s disease is a big problem no matter how big or small a man might be. TRH

  5. Mark Kendle says:

    Hi, I definitely have Peyronie’s disease and its only presented in the last 6 to 12 months. I’m 62. I can still get a normal erection without drugs but I notice it is tender where the hardening is and easily felt when flaccid. What should I do? See a GP? I sense from the comments above Peyronie’s disease is a specialist’s field. I would of course like to get rid of the scaring sensation and feel like it will hurt when used next. I have had a very active sex life and is this caused by damage along he way ?

  6. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Mark,

    Yes, if you think you have Peyronie’s disease you should see someone to confirm your suspicion. Some GPs are experienced and comfortable with PD while others shun it like the plague; this is true, however, of some urologists. Probably would be best to ask your GP for a referral to someone with experience with Peyronie’s disease.

    Sexual activity, per se, will usually not injure Peyronie’s disease or provoke pain. Aggressive or rough activity, or worse of all, sudden bending of the erect shaft can be extremely harmful and painful for someone who already has Peyronie’s disease. The key is to avoid abusive activity that might cause further stress upon that area; making sure your partner is well lubricated is a good strategy to avoid additional injury. TRH

  7. Alan says:


    I’m a 60yr old man with a normal sex life, and I have a question about Peyronie’s disease.

    About a month ago I was having a major issue with an ejaculation. I finally just tensed up every muscle I had in my body and went for it. During ejeaculation I noticed a major amount of pain. I stopped and noticed that my penis was bent and very painful at the very bottom. After that the bend stayed and the pain continues. I’m wondering if during those intense few moments could I have torn something inside? It wasn’t bent before this experience but it is now.

    Any thought of actually hurting your penis during sex or do you think that the Peyronie’s disease just happened at that moment? Your advice please?



  8. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Alan,

    Sorry to hear about these problems you are having, one of which might be Peyronie’s disease. Based on what you report, I cannot clearly define what is going on with you. Difficult ejaculation is not commonly associated with Peyronie’s disease, and a bent penis can be caused by problems other than Peyronie’s disease. You might even have two different problems going on at the same time.

    Several possibilities can explain your situation. You might have something wrong with your urethra (the urinary tube that passes through the shaft of the penis) like an infection and this was the reason for the ejaculation distress, pain and even penis curvature you mention. Also, it could have happened that you somehow tore internal penis tissue (often called a fractured penis) when you stressed your body so violently. This could have caused immediate pain and curvature (but no immediate Peyronie’s disease), that later evolved into Peyronie’s disease as the classic PD scar developed over time. In this case your immediate pain and bent penis could have been first caused by the initial tissue injury when you bore down so hard, and only later by the scar tissue of Peyronie’s disease; same pain and curved penis from two different problems. PD does not develop in a moment; it takes time to percolate and develop, although acute injuries can get the pain and curvature started, but during the healing process of he acute injury something goes wrong when excess scar tissue begins to develop (which is then known as Peyronie’s disease.)

    Peyronie’s disease can and does resolve itself in about half of the cases that develop – it just goes away on its own – everyone knows this; up to 50% of cases of Peyronie’s disease is eliminated by the natural healing process. Since 2002 the Peyronie’s Disease Institute has studied how self-healing works and how we can assist that process. PDI is simply trying to help that process in any way that makes sense. Sometimes our natural approach works and sometimes it does not help. We do not have all the answers to helping men do a better job of correcting their PD, but what we do is often significant.

    Our success rate with Peyronie’s disease is that we get 8-10 reports of improvement (from moderate to marked) for every one report of failure. As we learn how to use the natural vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other therapies better perhaps the reports of improvement will increase. Please look over the information on the PDI website so you can learn how this can be done.

    You asked for advice: Go to the best urologist you can find. Get an opinion if you have a problem with your urethra or Peyronie’s disease. If you have a problem with the urethra, have it attended to. If you have Peyronie’s disease, come back here and see if you can do something to encourage and support the natural healing process to help your body eliminate the PD scar tissue. To learn a bit more about what PDI does you might want to start here: and

    Let me know if you have more questions about Peyronie’s disease. TRH

  9. Alan says:

    Dr. Herazi,
    Thanks so much for your reply. I’m in rural Alabama so I may need to find a good doctor in Atlanta or Nashville.
    Thanks again for your time and concern with my Peyronie’s disease question,

  10. rahul says:

    I’m 21 years old and I’m unable to find out whether I have peyronie’s disease or not and that is because I also have a major phimosis which hasn’t been a problem in masturbating till now. I being of a very conservative background, wouldn’t be able to go to the doctor and would like you to only see the pic and let me know if I do have a problem or not. I’ll be very thankful to you. please reply.

  11. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Rahul,

    Phimosis is a physical problem in which the foreskin of the penis cannot be withdrawn or pulled back over the head of the penis (glans). When the foreskin is forced over the glans it can become stuck resulting in a condition known as paraphimosis. It is not unusual in young boys to be unable to pull back the foreskin. Over time this changes until by age seven 90% of boys can retract the foreskin, until by age 16 99% of boys care able to do so.

    It is not possible to diagnose Peyronie’s disease from a photograph. There is much more involved in making a diagnosis than observing the degree of penile curvature, with history and physical examination being required to establish the presence of Peyronie’s disease. Please do not let your conservative outlook prevent you from taking care of your health and well-being. It is certainly possible that just through a simple discussion your doctor can rule out Peyronie’s disease, thus saving your embarrassment. Good luck. TRH

  12. ken drummond says:

    i just saw peyronie’s disease specialist today expensive and not much result he said penile enlarger may help but im not sure he also said the pain will subside intime as i’ve had for 8 months and anti plaque med is expensive what other treatment is open to me?

  13. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Ken,

    Sorry to learn about your Peyronie’s disease.

    Yes, they are expensive, and even though you saw someone who specializes in Peyronie’s disease treatment they really do not have anymore tools or ability to help your problem. All MDs are limited to treat Peyronie’s disease by the fact that there is not much good treatment for this problem; drugs are generally ineffective, surgery often back-fires with more complications, and even Xiaflex injections are looking more and more like a bad idea. This is why you told to try a mechanical penis enlarger or stretcher, but these too are not nearly as popular for PD treatment as they were just a few years ago because they can also cause problems by over-stretching and damaging the penis tissue and causing an aggravation of Peyronie’s disease.

    Our success rate is that we get 8-10 reports of improvement (from moderate to marked) for every one report of failure. No one can tell you ahead of time if this natural treatment approach will work for you; you must use the PDI for at least 3-4 months diligently and faithfully to learn if your body can be helped to remove the Peyronie’s disease scar tissue.

    Please spend a little time reading and learning about the natural forms of therapy we suggest. Go to dlet me know if I can help you in any way with your Peyronie’s disease treatment. TRH

    It seems that Peyronie’s disease defies usual forms of medical treatment. This is why PDI has worked since 2002 to study and research the use of natural Alt Med therapies (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other forms of natural treatment) to help the body heal itself better. Remember, half of Peyronie’s disease cases are self-correcting; 50% of men get over their PD because their body heals itself naturally. So why didn’t you? Well, that is what we have been trying to figure out, and with what we know now we can help some men get over their Peyronie’s disease.

  14. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Ken,

    Sorry to learn about your Peyronie’s disease.

    Yes, specialists are expensive, and even though you saw someone who specializes in Peyronie’s disease treatment they really do not have anymore tools or ability to help your problem. All MDs are limited to treat Peyronie’s disease by the fact that there is not much effective or safe medical or surgical treatment for this problem; drugs are generally ineffective, surgery often back-fires with more complications, and even Xiaflex injections are looking more and more like a bad idea. A mechanical penis enlarger or stretcher was suggested to you, but these too are not nearly as popular for PD treatment as they were just a few years ago because they can cause problems by over-stretching and damaging the penis tissue leading to an aggravation of Peyronie’s disease.

    PDI has worked since 2002 to study and research the use of natural Alt Med therapies (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other forms of natural treatment) to help the body heal itself better. Remember, half of Peyronie’s disease cases are self-correcting; 50% of men get over their PD because their body heals itself naturally. So why didn’t you? Well, that is what we have been trying to figure out, and with what we know now we can help some men get over their Peyronie’s disease.

    Our success rate is that we get 8-10 reports of improvement (from moderate to marked) for every one report of failure. No one can tell you ahead of time if this natural treatment approach will work for you; you must use the PDI protocol for at least 3-4 months diligently and faithfully to learn if your body can be helped to remove the Peyronie’s disease scar tissue.

    Please spend a little time reading and learning about the natural forms of therapy we suggest. Go to to see how to get started with this natural Peyronie’s disease treatment. Good luck. TRH

  15. James says:

    Hi Doctor. I started losing my hair and decided to start taking finasteride under a dermatologist’s care. I never listened to the “propecia is poison” noise but I’m 38, male and I’ve been on finasteride for about 2 years now (1mg generic propecia daily and then I switched to 1.25mg daily Proscar last year). I noticed six months ago (a year and a half on finasteride) that now that the lower base of my erect penis shaft is SO MUCH THINNER in girth than the upper part of my penis, like Peyronie’s disease–it looks frightening how much it narrows towards the base and it’s a bit shorter too. I know my penis well and took pics over the years. It’s definitely thinner and narrower there. My GP and Urologist do not believe finasteride, especially that low a dose could do that. The urologist just said it’s likely Peyronie’s disease. Have you seen this before with prostate meds? Can it affect girth since it’s shrinking the prostate? I’m scared and don’t want to quit the medication due to male pattern baldness. I was told to take vitamin e supplements but they are doing nothing so far.

  16. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings James,

    If you look around this website you will find many reports of Peyronie’s disease starting after the use of finasteride/Proscar/Propecia; it seems that PD starts this way for a lot of users. The reason finasteride is still on the market, and that they can still deny it causes Peyronie’s disease, comes down to profit and legal maneuvering. We all have heard of drugs that are famous for the side effects they cause, and they are still sold.

    You did not mention having any accident during sex that would have caused your Peyronie’s disease, so it would seem that finasteride caused your problem. Yes, there is a lot of what you call noise about finasteride causing a wide range of side effects, but that is for a reason. I predict that in time finasteride will be taken off the market because of the many problems it causes.

    Apparently you do not want to stop using the finasteride because your baldness bothers you. I suppose you will have to decide which of the problems bothers you more – the baldness or the Peyronie’s disease. I know which one would bother the average women more.

    The thinness of the shaft is known as a reverse bottleneck deformity, common in Peyronie’s disease. It is due to an absence of blood filling a part of the shaft when the rest of the shaft becomes erect. This has nothing to do with shrinkage, but an incomplete filling with blood due to the presence of the Peyronie’s disease scar tissue. I must caution you that this narrowed area posses a great threat to you, in that this is an area of weakness that can buckle during sexual activity possibly resulting in injury and worsening of the Peyronie’s disease you already have.

    Your doctor is smart to say the finasteride did not cause your Peyronie’s disease because he was the one who prescribed it to you. If you are very sensitive to finasteride you could respond badly to even a low dose. Taking vitamin E by itself will not do much to help your Peyronie’s disease. Our research has shown that it is necessary to use an aggressive plan of internal and external natural therapies to help the body eliminate the Peyronie’s disease fibrous tissue. Please review the information on this site to learn how this is done. There is no fast and easy way out of Peyronie’s disease. TRH

  17. James says:

    Thanks for the in-depth reply, it’s appreciated. The only thing I did a few months before this peyronie’s disease started was over doing the aggressive soft erection masturbation (I’ve had soft erections for years relied on small doses of viagra for actual sex–penis was thick and large using it for sex). I had a few months off and definitely over did the porn. You mention choosing between finasteride and PD–have you seen the peyronie’s disease go away with the stoppage of the medication? I didn’t want to stop finasteride, lose my hair, and then find out I’m stuck with the reverse bottleneck penis forever. I appreciate your input.

  18. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings again James,

    During aggressive masturbation with a soft erection the penis can suddenly bend and buckle, injuring the tunica albuginea of the penis, with Peyronie’s disease as a possible consequence. Rough masturbation is a rather frequent way to develop PD.

    Your history of prior Viagra use is yet another mechanism to start Peyronie’s disease. Notice that you mention that your penis is larger and thicker than usual after taking Viagra. This is the over-inflation response that can lead to internal damage that could be another cause of your current situation.

    Stopping finasteride will not cause the Peyronie’s disease to go away; but then again, continuing finasteride use will interfere with treatment of your Peyronie’s disease with the PDI protocol.

    Over the years I have encountered many ways that PD presents itself; it seems no two cases of Peyronie’s disease are totally alike. As the tissue responds to time and the continued onslaught of things we do to ourselves, the PD penis slowly changes. Bottlenecks, hourglass deformities, dings and bends come and go and evolve, size is reduced in terms of length and girth. Eventually things settle down to a status quo that seldom makes anyone happy. Use of finasteride and continued soft tissue abuse will only result in a larger Peyronie’s disease problem. TRH

  19. truthbeknown says:


    My Peyronie’s disease started two years ago and this past year it was stable until being exposed to mold again. I actually think that my original exposure to mold caused a weakening of the connective tissue etc. Anyway, i was stable for awhile but now the scarring has increased to both sides along the shaft of the penis and the glans. The glans does not fill with blood anymore and makes it difficult to insert into my partners vagina and also i have loss of feeling in my glans now. Is it possible to turn this Peyronie’s disease around using the protocals?

  20. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings truthbeknown,

    There is no way to know ahead of time if your body can be helped to eliminate your Peyronie’s disease with the PDI treatment concepts until you give it a reasonable 3-4 month try.

    Results of our kind of Alt Med treatment for Peyronie’s disease are that I get 8-10 reports of success (moderate to marked) for every one report of failure. I find that those men who respond best are those who follow a large combination of internal and external therapies, aggressively and faithfully applied, carefully following the instructions that are provided with each order; they do not play at it, they work at it.

    An early report of progress many men have reported with their Peyronie’s disease is that the quality of the erection will improve, meaning the erection will be firmer and last longer. This would indicate a reduction of the size or density of the PD scar tissue, thus allowing the blood to be trapped better within the penile shafts. By the way, your erection reduction is not because blood is not getting into the penis; it is because the blood is not being kept within the shaft because the Peyronie’s disease fibrous material is preventing closure and trapping of the blood vessels as it should.

    I have never heard of anyone developing Peyronie’s disease due to mold; I suppose it is possible, but you would be the first. Have you also noticed a soft tissue response to mold in other parts of your body? How intense and direct was your contact with mold?

    A slow and gradual worsening of the state of the penis during the first several years is common in Peyronie’s disease. You must be careful of injuring the penis during sexual activity with a semi-erection. This is a common way that Peyronie’s disease can be made worse over time.

    Let me know if I can help you with your Peyronie’s disease. TRH

  21. Paul says:

    I’ve been trying to find anything else but Peyronie’s disease to explain my symptoms yet I’m now believing it’s very likely PD. I’m so scared and anxious. I feel like I have a 50/50 chance of being castrated in the next year.

    I first noticed 2 small roundish bumps that seemed to be right on top of my urethra. Only slightly hurt after feeling them for a while. Stayed like that for 4-5 months, during which I got a referal to a Urologist. Soon after the referal the lumps started to grow and pain while flaccid present but very mild. Some irritation while urinating, a couple times very painful and burning.

    No chance I have STD, yet I’m 42 so BPH is likely. I wondered if I had a bladder stone stuck, but seems very unlikely. I’ve been googling till my eyes bleed everyday. Now it feels like the last inch or so of my Corpus Spongiosum is one complete blood clot. The 2 lumps are now from top to bottom in height, yet still dead centre shaft. And more vertical than horizontal. Assuming my penis was pointing straight ahead, parralel with the ground.

    I now have 2 or 3 other hard things that are also in the last inch-inch 1/2, and on one side of my Corpus Spongiosum or the other. All of the lumps feel like cartilage sort of. Reading about calcification has only added to my fears.

    My urologist appointment isn’t for another 6 months, and I’m not waiting that long to learn more about Peyronie’s disease. I though about asking my Dr to order a ultrasound himself since that seems like the best test.

    I’ve always had a slight bend to my left and at times it looks like it’s getting worse, and more bent after my lump area, but it seems it only looks that way when it’s leaning that way, and I’m not sure it’s any different than it’s always been. I’d probably start planning my suicide if I seen a serious bend, to be honest right now. I have lots to live for, but a life without a useable penis seems like something I’m not sure I could cope with. I’m sure it’s very manageable and not wanting to live is just an early part of acceptance, or my major depression looking for more fuel.

    Do my symptoms sound like Peyronie’s disease? Is it even possible it could be something else, realistically? Do round lumps as early noticed signs make a non-bend Peyronie’s disease any more likely? Or is it nothing more than a crap shoot as to what’s to come?

    I was having ED issues of maintaining erections and numbness, but after being right at the fence between prediabetes and type 2, and starting taking Metformin and watching carbs the ED seemed to be dealt with. I started doing some jelquing routines hoping to improve the ED issues, but nothing major or extreme. No real identifiable injury. Yet it was after a month or so of jelqing I noticed the first bump. Presumed it was a blocked lymp vessel or what not and didn’t loose much sleep over it. This past week I need sedatives to get to sleep.

    Thanks for any help.

  22. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Paul,

    Peyronie’s disease is indeed a serious problem with limited treatment options. However, you have complete control over if and when any surgery will occur. The best way to avoid surgery is to do all that you can to not need it.

    You ask if your symptoms sound like Peyronie’s disease; some of what you report sounds like PD, and other issues less so. You authoritatively mention your problem is in the corpora spongiosum. Apparently you have been told by your urologist that your problem is in the spongiosum chamber through which the urethra passes. Peyronie’s disease does not affect the corpora spongiosum, but the corpora cavernosae. Peyronie’s disease is the development of excessive scar material in the tunica albuginea, and the tunica albuginea only covers the corpora cavernosae chambers, not the corpora spongiosum chamber. Also, you are unsure if you have any new bending or distortion of the shaft. Further, you say your lumps are vertical rather than flat or horizontal; this is not common in Peyronie’s disease.

    Conversely, you have a history of jelqing which is a common way for Peyronie’s disease to start. You note ED and pain symptoms which are common in Peyronie’s disease, and diabetes can contribute to Peyronie’s disease development. In sum, your comments do not clearly point in one direction but both.

    Please be careful about your inner dialogue when you think about Peyronie’s disease. This is an already tumultuous problem to endure. When you dramatically mention “being castrated,” “googling till my eyes bleed,” and “my Corpus Spongiosum is one complete blood clot” you are making things worse for yourself than they need to be. I understand thoughts of suicide and Peyronie’s disease; when I had PD I also had those black thoughts. Do not fuel those ideas with careless hyperbole and idle excesses that do you no good. Accurately and soberly evaluate your situation. You might consider getting my second book, “Peyronie’s Disease and Sex” which thoroughly explores this area and will help you to understand that sex does not have to stop just because of Peyronie’s disease.

    The Alt Med PDI treatment protocol for Peyronie’s disease has been used since 2002. It attempts to help the body heal and eliminate the Peyronie’s disease fibrous scar, which it does in a fairly high percent of cases when the protocol is used correctly. I receive 8-10 reports of moderate to marked success for every one report of failure. Those failures often turn out to be cases were men use our plans incorrectly or they limit our concepts by using a too small approach that is not able to support the body to eliminate the Peyronie’s disease fibrous material. Yes, surgery for Peyronie’s disease can lead to some terrible outcomes, but you do have to start with radical treatment. How you proceed is your decision. I sense you are fully capable to investigate this website to learn how our conservative procedure is used.

    You did not say if you were examined or tested for the presence of cysts in your corpora spongiosum. This might be an interesting possibility to explore.

    First you must get a concrete diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease before you know what direction to take. PLease do that, and let me know if I can help you in any way. TRH

  23. Paul says:

    Dr Herazy,

    Thank you very, very much for taking the time to write and share your professional opinion. I have only been examined by my family Dr who felt my penis for 3 seconds and I’m not even sure he felt the lump as it was quite small at the time. My wife couldn’t even find it then. Yet she doesn’t get much flaccid time, lol.

    Without a doubt my Corpus spongiosum is either inflamed or thrombosed. This is what was keeping me from considering Peyronie’s disease as a possible cause. Yet as you said my symptoms are both for and against PD.

    I’m in a dark place right now, and I apologize if my statements could effect others. You are certainly correct that they only harm my mental state. I have major depression and I’m privy to an almost constant negative commentary.

    I’m going to see my Dr again soon and see if he can get me in with a urologist quicker. Waiting 7 months is ridiculous. I’d imagine a good deal of health related issues either resolve themselves or progress massively in that time frame. I’m going to look in to if there is a private urologist I can see. I live in Calgary Canada, and while our health care system is great, it has some issues.

    Another oddity of my issue is that yesterday in the afternoon I asked my wife to feel how things have changed. Yet everything was smaller, and most of the hardness around the lumps was normal. That evening after sex, it got slightly worse than it was the night before. I was considering abstaining from anything even arousing for a week or more and see what happens.

    Anyways thanks again Dr Herazy. Once I have some official knowledge I’ll share it here if it’s welcome. I need to take a break from obsessing about this for now.

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