Clinical discussions of Peyronie’s disease diagnosis and treatment should include male patients and their female partners, experts recommend. Their study, published recently in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, is among the few to consider partners in discussions of Peyronie’s disease, the authors noted. The condition, characterized by fibrosis on the penis, is estimated to affect […]
Changes in girth do not greatly affect psychosocial health in men with Peyronie’s disease, reports a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study. After a multivariate analysis, the researchers determined that “only degree of curvature was predictive of significant bother.” “This implies that curvature is the most bothersome aspect of [Peyronie’s disease], as the degree […]
Treatment of active-phase Peyronie’s disease (PD) “remains a challenge for urologists,” according to a recent review of medical studies. Affecting an estimated 3% to 9% of men, Peyronie’s disease is a benign condition that causes plaques to form within the tunica albuginea of the penis. It’s exact cause is unknown. Symptoms of Peyronie’s disease include […]
Researchers have discovered a combination of compounds that may help in the treatment of Peyronie’s disease in its active phase, according to a recent study in European Urology. After testing 21 substances in an phenotypic screening assay and working with rat models, they determined that the combination of vardenafil [a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor] […]
When diagnosing Peyronie’s disease, there are a number of factors to consider, including the degree of curvature, the size and characteristics of plaques, the presence of pain, and the ability to have an erection suitable for intercourse…
Unfortunately, some medical procedures can result in penile shortening. In a recent paper published by Sexual Medicine Reviews, researchers looked at various studies on penile size and the effects of surgical treatments for Peyronie’s disease, erectile dysfunction (ED), and prostate cancer.