Peyronie's disease symptoms
Peyronie’s disease symptoms can be extremely variable. In fact, one of the things that make these symptoms so difficult to put together into a diagnosis or Peyronie's symptoms is the different presentation of this problem from one man to another. For this reason, Peyronie's disease treatment is difficult. Even pictures of Peyronie’s disease that show what the condition can look like, are also variable.
This is why the Peyronie’s Disease Institute has worked for almost a decade to determine the best possible way to diagnose and treat this problem that often eludes effective care.
Because of the wide variety of Peyronie’s symptoms, Peyronies treatment can be variable when using Alternative medicine.
Peyronie’s symptoms of importance
The onset of Peyronies disease symptoms can be sudden or slow, but most often will appear in less than a month after direct injury, sometimes taking just a few days to appear when injury is found to be the cause of onset.
The severity of Peyronie's symptoms can also be variable. Some men do not even know they have the problem because their Peyronie’s symptoms are so mild, while other men experience alarming Peyronie’s symptoms that they are unavoidable and shocking.
Two most typical Peyronie’s symptoms:
Distorted or curved penis
When the penis is erect, it is very common to have the Peyronie’s symptoms of a deformity or distortion caused by the presence of internal fibrous or “scar’ tissue within the tunica albuginea of the curved penis. The penis may be:
- Bent, or curved, upward, the most common deformity, or bent down or to one side; not often in will bend down
- Distorted into an “hourglass” appearance, with a narrow band around the erect shaft that is complete or partial
- Distorted into an “bottleneck” appearance, in which the base of the penis remains fairly well erect and normal for the individual, but the area above and away from the base remains small and non-erect
- Distorted into a “hinge,” “dent,” “ding,” “niche” effect, in which the penis when erect has a small but distinct area of non-filling making it appear to have a small portion that remains soft and non-erect.
Any of these Peyronies symptoms of curvature or other deformity may gradually worsen during the first six to 18 months. After a certain point, which is variable from man to man, the distortion will no longer worsen.
Pain as a Peyronie’s symptom
Pain most often occurs with an erection during the first six to 18 months after onset. However, pain associated with Peyronie's disease may present itself in many ways:
- Only during an erection
- Only when not erect (flaccid)
- Only during an orgasm
- Only when the penis is touched
Some men do not have any distortion or bend of the penis, or pain, making these two common Peyronie’s symptoms not totally reliable as a way to diagnose Peyronie’s disease.
Other common Peyronie’s disease symptoms
Scar tissue under the skin surface
The scar tissue, also known as a plaque, associated with Peyronie's disease can be felt below the surface of the skin of the penis as small elevated or flat beads, lumps, bands of slightly to greatly dense and hard tissue. Some of these are smooth or rough, with even or irregular edges. Some men can easily find their Peyronies scar and with other men it is never located even by a doctor.
Less common Peyronie’s disease symptoms
- Distortion or bending while flaccid
- Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction)
- Loss of penile size by either shortening of the penis, or loss of girth or circumference, or both
For a more comprehensive discussion of Peyronie’s disease symptoms, go to the PDI website at Peyronie's disease natural treatments.