I hurt my penis during sex. At first it had a curve but that went away and instead the penis has shortened drastically. Sex is no longer achievable and a simple act like urinating into a toilet bowl is a problem because the penis has shrunk so much that I cannot point it at the bowl. I either have to drop my pants or sit on the toilet and push the penis down to prevent it from urinating at 90 degrees.
I live in South Africa and the urologist has said there is nothing that can be done. Is this true?
The statistics found in medical journals and the internet about penis shrinkage related to Peyronie's disease are variable and of questionable accuracy due to the natural of the problem. As I remember, the published rate of reduction of Peyronies men who experience penile length and/or girth is said to be 25-50%. However, based on my conversations and email from men with PD I would put that number easily in excess of 75%. What you report is not at all uncommon. It is a consequence of the excess fibrous tissue build up that causes contraction of the deep soft tissue of the penile shaft, and also can cause distortion, such as a curved penis or an hourglass, bottle neck or dent deformity.
When your urologist told you noting can be done for this problem, he/she should have more accurately said there is nothing that medical practice can do to help you. There is a lot you can do to help yourself. If about half of the men who develop Peyronie's disease experience a spontaneous remission or self-cure of this problem, then it is obvious that these men are capable of curing their own problem. PD is cured half of the time without any outside help by the natural healing process of the body. The PDI concept for treatment of Peyronie's disease is simply to assist or support that same natural healing process by using a combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs and enzymes and other techniques that allow the body to heal better – to increase the odds that you too can care your PD like you should have in the first place. Your urologist only says there is nothing that can be done to help you, only because he/she does not have a drug to use for that purpose. "We do it my way, or no way." What arrogance.
Probably the best place for you to start looking for information about Peyronie's treatment using Alternative Medicine is from this link from the Peyronie's Disease Institute, "Start Peyronie's treatment."
Believe me, you would be shocked to learn the number of MDs who contact me from around the world about using Alternative Medicine and the PDI approach to Peyronies treatment when one of them develops PD. Drugs and surgery are for patients, and when one of them has a bent penis they they suddenly want to be very conservative with what they do. TRH