What do you think of a mechanical penis stretcher for treatment of Peyronie’s disease?

I'm so confused on what to do about my Peyronies.  On one site it says to use a stretcher, and on other web sites it says not to!

I was diagnosed with Peyronie's disease about about a year and a half ago I had a bend to the left and now about six months ago a bend about a inch away from the first bend I have a bend to the right and lost at least an inch of length to my penis.

Currently I'm taking PENTOXIFYLLIN  and using a vacuum device but not seeing much of a change. Not sure what to try or do next. What do you think of a mechanical stretcher? I would really appreciate any advice!!!!!!

Thanks

Ken

Greetings Ken,

I am sorry for the confusion you feel.  Maybe it will help you to know that you are not alone in that regard; everyone who first comes to the Internet is thrown around in different directions by the conflicting information and non-information about Peyronie's disease that abounds there.  

First, I suggest that you read as much as you can about all the different subjects and ideas about Peyronie's disease that you can.  But as you do, please try to make a deliberate effort to pick out the reasons that are offered and the explanations that are presented.  Do not just accept, "Do this…", but read with special interest those articles and discussions that say, "Do this because of these following reasons…"   Carefully read and try to see if the author makes any explanation why he says what he says.  Often many authors give no reason or rationale for what they say, or the reasons they offer just do not make sense.

Since  you mention your confusion about the use of mechanical penis stretchers, I will use that as an example.   You will notice that the discussions and promotions for these mechanical penis stretchers never explain how or why they work, they just say that they work.  That has always made me suspicious of all of them.  In my experience they do not work, and I have explained in great detail why I say they do not work; you can read it on the PDI website.

You should know that I think the mechanical penis stretchers are basically ineffective and often dangerous to the extent that many men have told me their Peyronie's disease started or got worse after using one of them.   I have written several posts on this subject.   Here are a few:  "Penis stretcher: Big problem as a Peyronie's treatment"  and  "Penis stretching for Peyronie's disease"  and   "Peyronies treatment and the penis stretcher."  

I suggest you spend some time on the PDI website to see if the ideas and explanations make sense to you.   TRH

Dr.Herazy

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