Penis bumps common sign of Peyronie’s disease
Finding bumps in the penis under the skin surface is not a guarantee of Peyronie’s disease, although this is often one of the ways a man first discovers he has this problem; sometimes pain in the penis or an unusually curved penis is the first sign something is wrong. When it is possible to feel bumps in penis tissue that were never noticed before, it is a good indicator that further medical examination is justified, often leading to an eventual diagnosis of Peyronies.
There are other less common causes of small or large penis bumps, such as:
- Penile dorsal vein thrombosis
- Local trauma causing internal bleeding
- Acute penile fracture
- Chronic alcoholism
- Diabetes mellitus
- Gout – causes nodules known as tophi – important if you notice the bumps in penis tissue get worse during a severe gout episode
- Tertiary syphilis – a structure known as a gumma, that develops late in the progression of this sexually transmitted disease
- Metastasis of cancer to penis – very rare
In health the penile tissue of the shaft is rather homogenous, with little detectable texture. Sometimes there is only one internal bump or nodule, and other times there are multiple masses of foreign tissue discovered. It is important to remember that these bumps in the penis are easiest to find when the penis is not erect, meaning it is soft or flaccid. This is true the great majority of time, so it is best to examine for penis bumps when the penis is flaccid.
In the terminology of Peyronie’s disease these internal penis bumps are called “scars” because they are made of fibrous tissue. This is not an ideal term since it can give the wrong impression that it is found on the surface of the skin – and it is not. The Peyronie’s bumps in penis tissue are internal, below the surface of the skin within a layer of tissue called the tunica albuginea. Learn more about this internal process at pathology of Peyronie’s disease.
These lumps or masses are quiet variable. Some are obvious and easy to locate, while others are so difficult to locate they remain undetected. When a Peyronie’s scar or nodule 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. These bumps can be next to impossible to find because it is so:
1. Small – it cannot be detected with the fingers
2. Soft – it blends into the penile tissue
3. Deep – it cannot be reached
4. Flat – edges are thin and tapered, like trying to find the edge of a roll of Scotch tape
How do I start to treat my Peyronie's disease?
Bumps in penis location important
An internal scar or bump of fibrous tissue will always be located the concave part of a curved penis – even if it cannot be felt, it is there. If a fibrous nodule is located on the topside of the penile shaft (the most common location), the penis will bend upward; on the underside it causes a downward penile curvature; on the left lateral side of the penis causes a curvature to the left, and on the right lateral side of the penis causes a curvature to the right.
If a large bump in penis tissue develops on both top and sides, or top and bottom, it can cause twists, hourglass deformities or indentation, even shortening of the penis to develop.
Peyronie's disease treatment
It would be good for someone who has found one or more bumps in penis tissues to learn as much about natural Peyronie’s disease treatment as possible.
Once you have been diagnosed you will likely be told there is no known medical treatment for Peyronie’s disease; this is partially true. What this means is that there is no medical treatment for PD. There is a lot you can do with Alternative Medicine to improve your ability to heal and remove the fibrous bumps in the penis; learn about Peyronie’s treatment options.