If you are going to be in charge of your therapy plan, you must know where your Peyronie’s plaque or scar is located. Even though it is not always easy or obvious, it is essential to Peyronie’s disease treatment because our method is to use “scar behavior” as a guide – a bench mark – a barometer – to judge effectiveness of care. Scar behavior is not a matter of curiosity; you MUST know about the scar in as great detail as possible to know if you are making actual progress or not. If you do not know if there is a change in the size, shape, density or surface features of your scar during treatment, then you are guessing – and shame on you because your results will not be as good as if you actually knew what was going on down there.
Before I go into this subject in some detail, I must remind you that the Peyronies scar is best located while the penis is soft or flaccid – meaning not erect. This will be true 99% of the time, so don’t bother to look unless you are flaccid.
Peyronies scars or plaques can be extremely variable in most all aspects. For example, while some men have an obvious scar, others could not find one if their life depended on it. Often, when a scar is not found, but there is still pain and bending or any kind of recent penile distortion, a diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease is still made. This diagnosis can be accurately made because the scar that is causing the pain or bending is either:
1. So small – it cannot be found
2. So very soft – it blends into the other tissue and cannot be detected
3. So deep – it cannot be reached or felt easily
4. So large and flat – that the edges are not easily determined, almost like trying to find the edge of a roll of plastic wrap. When it is a large scar – as many of them are – it is something that is so close to you that you do not see it because you are looking far away and cannot see what is under your nose
5. The doctor’s lack of ability, experience or concern when he does the examination – that he simply misses what is actually there if he was better at this kind of thing – yes, I know, it is difficult to imagine but it is true.
When a scar is never found it is because of a combination of two or more of these factors – deep and small, or soft, large and flat, or deep, soft and doctor error, and so on. From my experience with those who have an extremely difficult time locating their scar, it seems that #4 (so large and flat) is often an issue. Keep this in mind when you search your personal landscape while trying to locate your scar.
Finding your Peyronie's plaque
Ultimately, if you have Peyronie’s disease you must begin the search with the attitude the scar is there, and only waiting to be found. Do not start with a negative attitude; you want to have a sense of high anticipation that it will be found within the next few seconds – this will help keep your senses alert. You should use as many different tactics as you can to find your scar(s) because having a good knowledge of your scar situation will help your treatment effort.
Hint: Try to think in terms of your scar being much larger than you have previously imagined. Allow yourself to mentally expand the size of the scar you are looking for. Meaning, if you were looking for a “pea” before, start looking for a “peanut” size structure or even larger. This changes your methods and your outlook about what you can detect.
It seems that lately I have many men reporting that their scars are as large as the length of the shaft. Of these, some are narrow while others are wider. With this in mind, image that your scar is very large. If you are looking for a pea-sized scar it will prevent you from easily finding something much larger.
Do not be discouraged if the scar you have is large since it does not seem that the size has much to do with difficulty or time required to eliminate it. Larger scars can take just as long as smaller scars to treat.
Different way to approach Peyronie's scar
Try this: forget about finding a “scar.” Just try to find something – anything – within the mass of erectile tissue that feels unlike the other tissue. Find something that is unlike the rest of the tissue. When you find it, mark its location with a marker pen of something that will stay on the tissue for a day or two. Go back each day to that area and re-think what you are feeling. You are trying to see if it becomes easier to make sense of it. It could be that you have an unreasonable expectation of what a “scar” should feel like, and you are missing what is really rather obvious only because your expectation is wrong. Really, how could you know what a Peyronie’s plaque feels like if you have never had to do this before? It is a common problem.
Peyronie’s Disease Institute has much success with the methods we present to you. Just because your doctor could not locate your scar does not mean it is not there. And it definitely does not mean that you cannot find it, just because he can’t. As so many men with PD finally come to understand, you must take control of your situation and begin to get well on your own.
I have worked with hundreds and hundreds of men who wanted Peyronie’s treatment. Some of these cases were mild and some were severe, some had it just a few months and a few more than 10 years old. I had a bad Peyronie’s disease problem until I cured my condition using the procedures found on the PDI website. You will not feel like a victim once you start working to improve your health and immune response against the presence of this foreign tissue.