I had been having problems with pain upon erection and lumps along the shaft of my penis for several months and then I started having a lot more pain.
I went to a urologist who initially told me he couldn't find anything abnormal but during a subsequent follow-up visit he told me that I have Peyronies Disease and that the lumps were plaque formation and there wasn't much I could do about it. He advised oral Vitamin E (which I take religiously) and waiting to see if it got better without injections or Peyronie's surgery.
I had never heard of this disease so I have been researching it. I do not have any obvious outward sign like scars or any curvature but I can feel the plaque deposits and have very painful erections. Sometimes there is pain even without erections. I don't remember having any specific injury or trauma to my penis during sex but sex definitely makes the pain worse. I am really worried that although there is no curvature now, there will be if I follow the doctor's "wait and see" plan.
I already feel a "pulling upward" sensation with erections. I would like to know which of your treatment plans would likely be most beneficial to me. The biggest problem is the pain and the lumps that seem to produce this "tugging or pulling" feeling. My first thought is to jump in with both feet into the most aggressive treatment you have but maybe that is not the correct thing to do. I would really appreciate any guidance you can give me.
Thank you for your question.
You must stop doing anything that causes your Peyronie's disease to be more painful. Pain indicates that you are again stressing the deep plaque or scar tissue of your Peyronies, and this is harmful and will delay your recovery. This does not specifically mean stopping sexual intercourse; it only implies you must determine what you are doing during intercourse, or how you engage in intercourse, that causes physical stress upon the penile tissue and change that aspect of your technique. This is a huge, diverse and important subject, and for this reason I suggest you should consult a book I wrote, "Peyronie's Disease and Sex."
Taking vitamin E by itself, or taking the wrong kind of vitamin E, no matter how religiously you take it will not help your PD. You must use the right type of vitamin E, take it at the right time and in combination with other important therapies for it to help your problem. Please refer to the section in the PDI website about vitamin E that covers this important subject.
Penile distortion can occur immediately in Peyronie's disease, but it can also take months or years to develop. Further, I have communicated with many men whose PD distortion suddenly worsened after being static for a few years. For this reason you must not assume your problem will always look the way it looks at this time; they usually worsen over time.
No one can tell you ahead of time which PD plan will work best for you. Please read "Do you simply recommend the same treatment products to all Peyronies cases?" You will then understand that all treatment must be unique and driven by specific response of your Peyronie's plaque or scar. Lastly, it would appear that you think that the Peyronie's scar is located on surface of the shaft; it is not. The Peyronies plaque and scar are terms for the same fibrous material that is found deep within the penis below the skin surface; in the world of PD the scar and plaque mean the same thing. The scar or plaque are not visible from the exterior since they are internal.
Let me know if I can help you in any way with eliminating your PD scar with Alternative Medicine. TRH