Monthly Archives: August 2011
Any suggestions for using a DMSO “wrap”?
Hi Dr.Herazy my question is about using "wraps" im only using DMSO/Vitamin E/Castor oil wrap, im just curious what is the best way to leave a cloth/wrap that a guy uses to keep it in place, i tried using duct tape to keep the cloth on my penis it works but the thing is i can't keep it in one place, kinda loose on my penis so i feel like my penis isn't getting the complete benefit if i were to find a tighter wrap or bandage somewhere at or store… because i can't keep the cloth from sliding off, so i would like to know is there something i can buy like at Walmart or something im thinking of a way to keep the cloth adhere to the penis skin so i'll know the wrap with the 2 oils are getting into the plaque online some websites say to use a rubber band to keep it in place but that frightens me, so what is the best way and a place i can find a wrap that can adhere too the skin so it isn't so loose wrapped around the penis. It's so frustrating trying to use a DMSO wrap but can't keep it in place… any suggestions for people going this route?
Stop what you are doing for two reasons:
- What you are doing is potentially dangerous – by applying prolonged compression to the penis with rubber bands or duct tape you cannot help but cut off blood circulation, and this is a good way to develop Peyronie's disease. One of the proposed mechanisms of developing PD is by micro-reduction of blood circulation, and this is what you are doing. Just like we are warned to release a tourniquet for a minute every ten minutes, you do not want to cut off blood circulation for too long to any part of the body. Many men develop PD from using a "cock ring." Your method of holding the wrap in place could easily do the same thing to you.
- How you are using DMSO does not make sense – DMSO works in just a few minutes and does need to held in place for hours. DMSO is a great PD therapy, but it must be used correctly and safely. When you buy DMSO form this website you will be given complete instructions how to use it properly and without harm to you. There is absolutely no reason to leave a "wrap" in place for hours on end, because nothing happens under that wrap after a very short time. Your DMSO does its maximum work in the 1st seven minutes or so after you apply it to the skin, and after that not much happens. Using DMSO is not like sunbathing, when the longer you do it the more will happen. If you feel a sensation of warmth, it is only because you have your shaft wrapped in a cloth that is covered by plastic.
It is really amazing what dangerous and upside down thinking I see on the Peyronie's disease forums from people who promote ideas without knowing what they are doing. I think you were given some bad information.
You are apparently, for some reason you did not explain, using a modification of the Thacker's formula. If you intended to use the Thacker formula you were given false information about that, also.
There is a better way to use DMSO, just go to the PDI website to read how it should be done.
Are male enhancement pills effective in helping Peyronie’s diease?
I am using vitamin C, E, Scar-X, PABA, Fundamental Sulfur, Fibrozym, Nattokinase, Stimulin and Male Booster-X. I have an hourglass curve at the base of my penis together with an upward bend. I am seeing some slight reduction in the deformity. My penis remains about an inch shorter than it was originally, Is there anything else I can do to regain the length. I tried the stretching exercises from your video with no result. Are male enhancement pills effective?
There are many things to say about your email and how you are approaching your problem:
1. Listing your therapy products by name without telling me how many you are taking of each, and when you are taking them, is not helpful. I need details of how you are using the therapy products you are taking. I also need to know how long you have been using this plan.
2. Stimulin and Male-X Booster are not intended to help Peyronie's disease. I think you got the idea that sexual stimulant supplements can be used this way because many MDs prescribe Viagra for PD. Viagra can be harmful to PD and even cause it; the sexual stimulants we suggest you use are mild enough that they will not harm you. However, these two products will only increase sexual response (which is a good thing if you are having problems that way), but they do not help reduce the PD scar.
3. I am happy for you that you are seeing reduction of your deformity – congratulations. But, that is not the way to go about monitoring your progress or determining if your therapy plan is working. PD is all bout the Peyronie's scar. Your deformity gets your attention and stresses you, and you want to get rid of your deformity, but it is the PD scar that is causing your deformity. You must carefully monitor your scar to know how you are doing. Your treatment plan is NOT determined by your deformity, but by the size, shape, density and surface features of your PD scar. Please, you need to get "Peyronie's Disease Handbook" to learn how to do this; all of the important information about monitoring your scar is located in chapter 4 of that book.
4. You have no way of knowing if the stretching exercise video did or did not help because you do not know the size, shape, density and surface qualities of your scar. You are just guessing at this point if your stretching work was or was not helpful to you. Besides, there is no way to isolate that one therapy did not help you while you are doing so many others. All of your therapies work together to make changes in your overall condition. You say your distortion is better, right? How do you know the stretching exercises did not contribute to that progress? Also, you need to tell me if you were able to feel the "deep dull ache" that is mentioned so often in the video while you were doing the penis stretches.
5. Lastly, all your therapies are internal in nature. This is a flaw of your plan. You need to do some external therapies to round out your plan. If you need help making that decision, let me know. You cannot assist your recovery with a plan that is unbalanced between internal and external therapies.
You cannot give me a few lines of vague information and expect me to help you. Details please. TRH
Advice about penis spitting whitish yellow drops
I am having this problem and i am very conscious about my penis being disturbed. I have research a lot on your website and concluded that i am suffering from Peyronie's disease with slight left penile curvature without any constrictive ring or hourglass.
My penis is spitting whitish yellow drops whether i am awake or sleeping and I am helpless to do anything. I started throwing all my underpants and pajamas. I used to masturbate a lot before 3 to 4 months, and used to grab my dick head to stop wasting the sperm, until one day it hurt me very bad. But ignoring that day i slept and after a couple of days i started feeling heavy pain that I used to hold my piss for a whole day or even 2 sometimes getting afraid of the pain. Then gradually it decreased, and now again i am feeling pain with every piss. My penis is curved slightly left and spitting drops very often. I have postponed my wedding due to this, and really is very dishearted of the situation.
Please help me out. I will always pray for you and your family in good or bad times. A detailed and prompt answer would be highly appreciated
Best regards, Umair
Based on your description it is possible that you injured your urethra by your practice of masturbating but pressing on the head of the penis to prevent complete ejaculation. I think it is not likely you have Peyronie's disease, even though you do have a penile curvature.
I strongly encourage you to go to your local medical doctor and explain your problem to him for prompt medical attention.
Good luck to you. TRH
Is there a treatment for my hypospadias?
i don't think i have this condition, but what is the matter with me is, i never was circumcised and i have a false opening. i urinated from beneath the head of the penis through a very tiny opening. after all these years, i can't even ejaculate anymore. Is there a treatment for my problem?
As you are probably aware, you were born with a condition called hypospadias. This is a birth defect that affects 400-500 births in which the opening of the urethra (pee hole) is not in the normal location. When hypospadias occurs in boys, the opening is located on the underside of the penis, and when it occurs in girls the opening is into the vagina. Surgery is most often elected to be performed before the child reaches puberty.
There is no association of hypospadias and Peyronie's disease.
I suggest you find the most competent and skilled surgeon specializing in genital reconstructive surgery for consultation.
Good luck to you. TRH
What about using Kegel exercise as a Peyronie’s treatment?
2 very simple short questions do kegels exercises help peyronies i read it will or may because it's said to be a exercise that women used but it can be used in men and online says it can force more blood into the penis and help with the healing process. The other i have on my mind is i read W What does it mean to "Break Up Scar Tissue" I was reading about castor oil and they said it "breaks up" internal/external scar tissue and breaks them up? Is it different than "reducing" Could you clear up this definition? Thanks, and hope this wasn't too much to ask, but i just didn't want to forget the other question so i just put them both here in one, thanks again Dr. Herazy.
Yes, spend a of of time in our video. "Massage and Exercise" for Peyronie's disease to give you specific measures to assure you do Kegel exercises correctly for PD. I have advocated Kegels for PD for many years, and used them as part of the Peyronie's disease treatment protocol when I got over it.
You will have ask those people who use these terms – breaking up and reducing scar tissue – what they mean when they use them. To me it sounds like careless use of words. TRH
What are the chances my Peyronies will stabalize soon?
i am a healthy 50 yr old who has been diagnosed with Peyronie's disease about 14 months ago. I've had a dent about 1 inch from the base approx.2 inches long during erection. I thought it was stabilizing but seems to be getting slightly worse, moving towards the head. I now think I'm starting to get some ED. No treatment except vitamin E. Starting to stress,what are your suggestions on treatment? What are the chances this will stabilize soon? Should i expect this to get worse? Are the ED drugs (Viagra) a good idea to use?
You are asking several questions, most of which are answered many places within the PDI website. I suggest that if you wish to learn more about PD you spend a little time reading what is here for you. I will go through the questions and points you raise in order.
What looks like movement of the indentations is more likely the result of changes in the internal scar tissue, causing different patterns of pull on the tunica albuginea and layers of fascia within the shaft. There is a wide variation of development of Peyronies, so be aware that your particular situation might be different from others you read about. for many men these small but accumulative changes of the PD plaque or scar causes deformity changes over a period of many years.
There are two probable ways you could be experiencing ED at this point: Physical – from the growth or contraction the PD scar material causing the internal valves of the veins of the shaft to remain open, thus preventing development of internal hydraulic pressure that creates an erection. Sometimes this is a widespread problem affecting the entire shaft, and sometimes a local problem causing dents or bottleneck deformities. Emotional – you are, as most men feel, angry, confused, scared, and/or embarrassed about what is happening to you. The emotions have a great impact on the development of the erect state.
Using vitamin E by itself is almost no treatment Vitamin E as a Peyronie's treatment is a great therapy, very essential, but it must be combined with other therapies to get the right kind of tissue response you are looking for.
Treatment is the most thoroughly discussed subject on this website. See "Introduction to Alternative Medicine treatment of Peyronie's Disease," and "Guide for Peyronie's Disease Treatment," and many others.
The PDE-5 category of drugs (Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis) can cause problems due to excessive erection development, resulting in over-inflation and possible tearing of internal tissues of the shaft. See "Peyronie's Disease Plaque, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and Blood Supply" and "Peyronie's Disease Treatment and Viagra, Levitra and Cialis" and many others.
Far better to learn about Alternative Medicine treatment of Peyronie's disease, take control of your situation, stop feeling so helpless and reduce your stressful state. If you have specific questions about treatment please let me know. TRH
Is it really possible that Peyronie’s disease completely disappears?
Is it really possible that Peyronie's disease actually completely disappears?
One often-quoted study says that 13% of cases improve spontaneously after one year. This, however, includes very small curvature or plaque reduction. However, I have not heard of one single reliable and medically documented story of complete remission. It seems that even if some treatments appear to be effective in reducing or even dissolving the plaque, the tunica can never regain its original elasticity.
Can you give us your thoughts about this please.
Thank you for the excellent question.
How often, and to what degree, Peyronie's disease spontaneously recovers is such an interesting and important PD topic that I wrote, "Spontaneous Remission and Natural Cure of Peyronie's Disease." You might consider reading this also for additional ideas.
Anyone who has looked for help with Peyronie's disease knows why it has been called the bastard-child of medical practice. No one should be surprised it has never been the subject of investigation to determine the frequency or degree of spontaneous recovery or natural healing. I could not find any information about what criteria is used to determine a complete response to treatment or a spontaneous remission of Peyronie's disease. For example, when all outward signs of cancer disappear after treatment, this is called a "complete remission" or a "complete response." These terms do not necessarily suggest the cancer has been cured. It only means the cancer cannot be detected in a way that it was previously used to identify it. If after treatment the cancer is still present but in a reduced capacity to incapacitate the patient or of a reduced size, it is called a "partial remission." In regard to Peyronie's disease these concepts might also apply, but this has not been worked out clinically for PD. For this reason, the words we use (remission, recovery, response, cure, improvement, complete, partial) are subject to controversy because they have not been defined in relation to Peyronie's disease.
Thus, there is room for interpretation when you ask if Peyronie's disease ever "completely disappears." A consensus would have to determine if a practical (functional) or anatomical (structural) definition of recovery was to be used for Peyronie's disease. Previously I have written, "the average man would not care at all that he had Peyronie's disease if it did not cause a penile distortion that denies him from having sexual intercourse. If the Peyronie's lump did not interrupt sex activity, the problem would be essentially ignored."
While i understand the thought and motive behind asking about a study of spontaneous remission of Peyronie's disease, I believe it is unlikely for the pharmaceutical or medical industries to actually spend money to research if this problem goes away on its own. Their focus is far more likely to be directed toward drug creation or surgical advancements. In preparation for writing this reply I Googled "spontaneous remission cancer" and "spontaneous recovery flu" and could not find any medical studies for those searches. That this information is not available should not be interpreted that these things do not happen, but only that no one yet has taken the time, effort and money – or has a vested interest – to study these topics.
For a majority of men, from a practical or functional standpoint, restoring sexual function would define "complete recovery" if this occurred as a result of direct treatment, or "spontaneous remission" if this occurred without treatment, regardless if the Peyronie's plaque persisted or the tunica albuginea was less elastic. To underscore this prevailing and practical attitude that men take about their Peyronie's condition, I have communicated with many men who have told be that they like having Peyronie's disease because their particular direction and degree of penile curvature increased the sexual pleasure of their partner and thus they saw themselves as better lovers. Their interest in correcting their Peyronie's disease was equally practical and sexually motivated: they were concerned that if the curvature worsened, they would not be able to engage in intercourse. Conversely, from a clinical or anatomical standpoint, restoring previous physical normalcy (external appearance of the shaft, elimination of the internal fibrous plaque, complete elasticity of the tunica albuginea), would define "complete recovery" if this occurred as a result of direct treatment, or "spontaneous remission" if this occurred without treatment. Without these terms being defined it is difficult to communicate accurately.
Yes, I am aware of that study reporting 13% of cases improve spontaneously; others reports suggest up to 50% of Peyronie's disease cases simply go away without treatment. This variation in numbers is probably due to a different set of criteria for determining what degree of improvement constitutes a real improvement or recovery; this is discussed in the 3rd paragraph. Given the nature of the problem It is easy to understand why there is still controversy and revision (usually upward) of the reported rate of occurrence of PD in the general population, to say nothing of the rate of spontaneous remission for the problem.
When I developed Peyronie's disease I struggled frantically looking for a way out of the Peyronie's nightmare. After reading reports of 20-50% spontaneous recovery from PD my thoughts turned in a more positive and productive direction. The pivotal insight that occurred to me was: "If 50% of men heal their own PD, then the body has a cure – even if the MDs do not. All I have to do is increase my immune response to this PD scar in whatever way makes sense to me, and I believe I might be able to heal my problem like those lucky men who spontaneously correct their own problem. Now I am in control." Before that I held the common negative and hopeless victim mentality displayed on many of the Peyronie's forums. This little bit of information so encouraged me and uplifted my thinking, that I eventually developed the treatment protocol that enabled my body to heal my PD problem. This same protocol (now improved in several significant ways) has since been used many hundreds of times by men who learned about it on this PDI website.
From my experience in working with men since 2002 I have used the informal, uncommitted, and long-distance format of the internet, emails and telephone calls. Since I am not conducting formal research, I have no way to control, monitor or verify how anyone is conducting his PD therapy plan. Men do what they want to do. I can only offer suggestions and hope my message gets through. Not only does everyone seem to create a slightly different therapy plan, but each man goes about using his plan in a different way. The non-uniform and irregular application of the ideas you see on the PDI website makes it difficult to evaluate effectiveness or degree of improvement achieved. Not only that, men are notoriously bad communicators about this aspect of their private life. Once Peyronie's disease is eliminated from a man's life he quickly disengages from the problem and happily returns to his previous life, rarely contacting anyone about his success. They gladly try to forget about the condition that so humiliated them and nearly ruined their lives. Men are reluctant to discuss or report on the stigma of diminished size, erectile dysfunction and disfigurement associated with Peyronie's disease. For these reasons the number of men who experience spontaneous improvement of their PD will always be much more speculative than even the number of men who have PD, which is wracked by speculation for the same reasons.
You are correct, there are no formal medical studies of complete Peyronie's remission. But what of those published medical statistics reporting 13-50% of cases that get well without treatment or outside intervention. Is that not more than the medical acknowledgment or the single story of complete remission you asked for? Further, what of the hundreds of urologists and family doctors each day around the world who advise their newly diagnosed Peyronie's patients to "come back in six months to see it it goes away"? Aren't each of these MDs implicitly saying that from their experience they see a sufficient percent of PD cases clear up on their own, thus justifying the standard wait-and-see strategy they all use? "Wait-and-see-back-in-6-months" is part of the standard medical protocol and must exist for some reason; do you think that spontaneous remissions happen often enough to build a treatment protocol around it? I do.
I offer a simple speculation about the condition of the tunica albuginea after favorable Alternative Medicine treatment, because I do not know. The body eliminates to the best of its ability what it does not need. I have a scar on my knee from a childhood injury. Over the years it has slowly faded and now is barely visible. I assume that if there is no useful purpose for the PD scar within the tunica albuginea, the body will pick up the collagen fibers over time. This might not be a fast process like the body removing the cells of inflammation, but it should at least in theory happen if only because the body is designed to eliminate foreign matter. Along that line of thought, I am a retired chiropractor with a highly refined sense of touch developed over 42 years of practice. When I report that I cannot find any evidence of my previous gang of PD scars, you can believe that they are either gone or so dramatically diminished in size. Of course, this is ultimately speculation because surgery would be required to verify the actual state of my tunica.
Lastly, it is difficult to know how to label my particular improvement of Peyronie's disease or the experiences of those men with whom I have worked. They no longer come to the PDI site for treatment information because they are apparently satisfied with their previous Peyronie's problem after following their version of PDI therapy protocol. I do not know if I can say my body eliminated or cured my Peyronie's disease, or not. I do not know if I can say I had a "complete remission" or a "partial remission" because those terms have not been defined clinically.
All I know for a fact is that back in 2002 when I was at my worst, I could easily describe 4-5 different plaque primarily on the left and dorsal aspect of the shaft. My primary distortion was a combination 35 degree curve to the left, a ten degree curve upward, with a counterclockwise rotation. I say primary distortion because twice while I had this combination curve and twist, it was replaced for a few weeks by a severe bottle-neck deformity that made me sick to look at. After following an aggressive and faithful PD therapy plan that I devised over many months, all of that went away. I was able to monitor the slow and gradual reduction of the size, shape, density and surface features of each of those 4-5 plaque. As I observed them slowly fragment and disappear, my distortions disappeared and my lost length and girth returned. Today I cannot find any PD plaque and my shaft is straight. I have worked with many men who have reported various stories along that same basic outline. Of course, some men respond better to Alternative Medicine therapy than others; not all respond well, and some do not get any improvement at all. When I learn of men who are not making improvement I can usually trace it back to a small and non-aggressive application of the PDI therapy concepts that is revealed by meager and irregular purchase of therapies. Conversely, those men who report better results ask more questions, follow a more faithful and aggressive plan of action, and overall seem to be more focused and serious about their eventual recovery.
Back to your original question, "Is it really possible that Peyronie's disease actually completely disappears?" By that question I take it that you mean, "Is it possible that the tunica albuginea returns to a completely normal state after what you call a self-repair, self-healing or spontaneous remission?" To that question l answer that I do not know. I must assume that in order for my curvature pattern to improve, for my scars to be undetectable, for my lost length and girth to have been returned, that some favorable and demonstrable tissue change must have occurred within substance of my tunica. This in turn should have caused the tunica to become more elastic than when it supported the nasty Peyronie's plaque. Speculation, for sure, but logical.
For me, and I believe for the men who come to the PDI website looking for some straight information about what they can do to help themselves get well, I wish to say we do not care if the tunica albuginea completely returns to normal or not. I am satisfied when a man tells me he cannot find his PD scar any longer; that he can have intercourse for the first time in many years; or that his penis is now straight. At this time I am more interested in learning how to more effectively help the men who have Peyronie's disease so they can more quickly and efficiently eliminate their problem, than I am in splitting hairs while defining the words cure, healing, recovery and remission.
Again, thanks for the great question that gave me the stimulus to put a few thoughts on the internet that were not there previously.
Good luck to you and I trust that you are successful in dealing with whatever prompted your interest in this subject. If you have interest in learning about Alternative Medicine Peyronie's disease treatment, please let me know. TRH
What would you suggest I do to treat my Peyronies at this point?
I am the same man who is 73 years old now. who developed PD when I was 57. You responded to my recent question if there is anything I can do for myself or if after 16 years of having PD the time for treatment has passed.
I took Potaba (24 tabs a day for 2 years) when I was first got my PD. What would you suggest I do at this point? If you need more information, please contact me at the above email address.
Thanks, Jim Young
First, please reread a part of the response I gave you yesterday. I have already given you that exact information what you should do next when I wrote:
“I think the healthiest and fairest way for you to approach your decision if you should
attempt treatment is to first learn what is involved in the Alternative Medicine approach
to recovery from Peyronie’s disease. Then decide what is a reasonable length of time you
should be willing to devote to an aggressive and faithful program of care; maybe 4-6
months. If it all makes sense to you, then begin care with the attitude that you will do
your very best.
“A good place to begin learning about this unique PD treatment is start Peyronie’s treatment.
Let me know if I can assist you in any way.”
I trust you went to that link and read carefully everything that is there for you.
Already I have told you what I think you should do: read and learn about how this PDI method of Peyronie’s treatment works, then decide if it makes sense to you and if you can make the commitment to do it well. This is a fairly straightforward answer that should have been enough to get you going in the right direction.
But, I believe I understand your problem knowing what to do next. Your follow-up question, a common one, is basically asking me to take over for you to decide what you should do. I cannot do that. You are asking me to be your doctor, and I cannot do that from a 1,000 miles away without having examined you. You are not my patient. Actually, I would be a fool to make that kind of decision for you under these circumstances, and you would be a fool to listen to me.
Almost everyone who first comes to the PDI website is in a common frame of mind in which you feel hesitant to take more control in the decision making process about your physical condition. In this modern era in advanced countries a patient goes to the doctor, gives answers to a few questions and the doctor tells the patient what to do. The patient often is given very little time and very little information about the problem or its treatment. This is different. In this situation I try to help you learn how to do this process of increasing the ability of your immune system to eliminate the PD scar, and you making all important decisions.
Sixteen years ago you learned what happened when you received the standard medical treatment for Peyronie’s disease. The doctor decided you should take POTABA for two years – that probably caused a lot of abdominal pain and digestive problems – and nothing happened. I will assume the doctor did not tell you much about your problem or treatment, and they were all rather fast office calls. You just did what you were told and that was about it. This is different. You have to be in control because I cannot. You learn as much as you can about the process of using Alternative Medicine for your Peyronies problem. When you run into a problem or have a question, you can return to the PDI website to get an answer.
As a further suggestion, for you to accept or not accept, if you are still having a difficult time deciding on how to get started, you might consider looking at the three model Peyronie’s treatment plans at the top of store front. These are examples of what a good treatment plan looks like. They are balanced and they fit into different price ranges. Each of them can be modified by adding or subtracting the ingredients if you want to do that. Your decision which you should use, if any.
You will be pleasantly surprised, if you decide to use Alternative Medicine to assist your healing process, how much detailed educational information is included with each order PDI sends to you. Written instructions are included with each order, providing information about the correct use of whatever you purchase from PDI and Natural Health Education LLC. We attempt to provide all the information you need to make a good decision for yourself. TRH
Do you have any natural treatment to replace Flomax?
I am using your program of PDI.I am using flomax for prostate enlargement. Do you have any natural treatment to replace the flomax which destroyed my sex life.I will send any fees in advance. I am grateful for your help. Thank you Sami Shenouda
Flomax is well known for its long list of unpleasant side effects. Many men decide they are worse than the symptoms of prostate enlargement. You should talk to your doctor about the side effects of Flomax and discuss alternatives with him before changing your prescription drug intake.
Because Peyronie’s disease commonly occurs in men who are in the same age group in which BPH (benign prostate hypertrophy) occurs, I am often asked about working with BPH at the same time as PD. For this reason PDI lists two very good herbal products, BioProstate and Prostate Supreme. I have taken Prostate Supreme daily for many years. You can find them by going to the PDI store front.
Please talk to your doctor before making any change with your prescription drugs. TRH