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Causes and Symptoms

It isn’t clear what exactly causes Peyronie’s disease, but it’s believed it is the result of injury to the penis. It can happen gradually over time or after a minor injury to the penis.

Usually, Peyronie’s disease is caused by increased sexual activity, physical activity or damaged in an accident, the trauma is rarely recalled. On rare occasions, it is caused by some autoimmune diseases.

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What Causes Peyronie's Disease?

What is known about Peyronie’s disease is that as the penis heals from injury, scar tissue forms in the sponge-like tissue filled with tiny blood vessels. This hinders the elastic tissue from stretching as blood flows through the penis during an erection.

The penis curves or bends, sometimes causing extreme pain, because the scar tissue cannot stretch with the rest of the penis. Sex can be very uncomfortable or even be totally impossible due to pain in cases of severe Peyronie’s disease.

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When to See a Doctor in Atlanta for Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie’s disease will sometimes go away on its own, but in most cases, it will worsen over time. If conditions are severe, your doctor may recommend a treatment plan or even a Peyronie’s disease specialist. You should seek out a doctor if you experience any or all of the following:

  • The pain has prevented or hindered you from having sex.
  • The bend of your penis causes you or your partner discomfort.
  • You experience pain or discomfort while your penis is erect.
  • You have difficulty maintaining an erection.
  • You experience stress or anxiety in your relationship with your sexual partner.
  • You have had trouble having a child because intercourse is uncomfortable or painful.

A Peyronie’s disease specialist in Atlanta may prescribe you with oral medication or injections directly into the penis that will correct the curvature over time. For the very worst cases, a Peyronies disease specialist will suggest surgery. Fortunately, most surgeries for Peyronie’s disease are relatively simple. You can expect to be home from the hospital in bed that day or the next. Most doctors will recommend abstaining from sex for up to eight weeks after treatment.

At this point, you’ve probably researched your symptoms online and come to a conclusion about your condition. Maybe you’ve entered queries like “where to get Peyronie’s disease treatment near me” or “urologist near me.” If this is you, Advanced Urology in Atlanta is here for you. Call Advanced Urology today at 678-344-8900 to learn more about treatment options and make an appointment.