Are there muscles in the shaft of the penis?

Dr. Herazy,

Are there actual muscles in the shaft of the penis, or is it all just tissue?

If it's tissue that I'm trying to heal, then which of your products have you seen to be more successful in taking care of a pivot?

More specifically, my pivot starts small and then makes my penis grow top-heavy as it becomes more erect? Is this common?



We need to review some penis anatomy.  There are no muscles in the penile shaft.   The bulk of the penis is made of three cylinders of erectile tissue; two are called the corpora cavernosa and the last is the corpora spongiosum. These long masses of erectile tissue are referred to as spongy tissue, since like a sponge they have large open spaces that can fill with blood and expand during an erection.  Any movement of the penis that occurs when you intentionally contract your lower pelvic muscles comes from the attachment of base or root of the penis to what is called the pelvic sling that contains the pubococcygeus (PC) muscle.  The PC muscle is a what is called a voluntary muscle that works when you want it to work, just like the biceps or gluteal muscles.  It is not part of the penis, but is is closely connected to the base of penis and the PC muscle lifts the penis because of the way it is connected to it.

Your body needs a wide and diverse number of nutrients to heal the damage of Peyronie's disease.  There is no one nutrient that is more important than another in the healing process.  If you think this is not true, let us use the basic example of baking a cake.  A cake is made of just a few ingredients, like flour, milk, eggs, shortening,  baking powder, salt, etc.  And if I would ask you what is the very most important ingredient in a cake, you might answer that you simply must have flour in a cake and therefore that is the most important ingredient.  If that is true, then what would happen if you did not include the half teaspoon of salt or the tablespoon of baking powder in the recipe?  you would soon learn that not only do you have to use all ingredients to bake a cake, they had better be included in the exact amount required.  Baking a simple little cake demands that all ingredients be included at the right time and in the right proportion.  Can you image the process that is going on to correct Peyronie's disease?

Because of the complexity and great number of chemical processes involved in the healing process of Peyronies disease, we do not pretend to know exactly what your body might need that could be different than someone else.  To solve this problem we simply recommend that you include them all so that your body has the opportunity to use what it needs when it needs it.  Do not make the mistake to try to figure this process out so you can isolate one nutrient or chemical in particular.  

There is no special therapy or method of treatment that is used for a pivot (dent, ding, hinge or notch) deformity.  You are not treating the pivot with the PDI concept; you are treating your body so that it can heal the pivot, and your body needs a lot of help.  

The pivot or hinge deformity is very common.  TRH