What is Peyronie's Disease?
Peyronie’s disease is a condition that causes an abnormal curvature of the penis due to development of a plaque (scar) in the corpora caverosa, the two chambers that carry blood into the penis for erections. This can make it difficult to have sexual intercourse because of pain or the resulting curvature of the penis.
With the most common form of Peyronie’s disease, plaque on the topside of the shaft causes the penis to bend upward, while plaque on the underside causes it to bend downward. When the plaque develops on both sides, it can lead to the indentation and shortening of the penis.
Peyronie’s Disease Symptoms
- Abnormal curvature of the penis
- Loss of girth or shortening of the penis
- Painful erections
- Indentation of the penis
- Difficulty with intercourse
- Discomfort for your partner
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
Although some cases of Peyronie’s disease may improve over time without treatment, others require more interventional approaches such as medical injection therapy or surgery.
In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Dr. Ryan Terlecki is the leading expert in diagnosing and treating Peyronie’s disease. He will explain the condition to you and discuss your treatment options.
Peyronie's Disease Treatments in Winston-Salem and Wake Forest, NC
Don’t be ashamed to seek treatment for Peyronie’s disease. It can relieve your pain and improve your self-esteem and quality of life. For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Terlecki, call Wake Forest Men’s Health at (336) 716-4131 or you can request an appointment online.