Background on Peyronie’s
If your husband/partner does not want to have sex – and ED (erectile dysfunction) is not the problem – what could it be? While this is a difficult conversation for couples to have, it is important because there may be another medical problem, one that is less known but often treatable: Peyronie’s disease.
Peyronie’s disease is a condition that results in a curved erection that may be painful. The cause of Peyronie’s is not clear, but doctors believe that in some men, injury to the penis (possibly during sex) results in abnormal scarring. The scar tissue, known as Peyronie’s plaque, is not as stretchy as the rest of the penis.
Genetic factors may also play a role in the development of Peyronie’s disease. The condition is found in men of all ages but is most common among men 40 to 60 years old.
Madison Square Garden can seat 19,763 people for basketball events. You might be surprised that in the U.S., an estimated 65,000 men have Peyronie’s disease – enough to fill the Garden for more than three basketball games!
Many Men Remain Undiagnosed and Untreated
And because of embarrassment, it’s believed that many men with Peyronie’s disease remain undiagnosed and untreated, even though FDA approved treatment options are available.
Starting The Conversation
Background on Peyronie’s can be found on askaboutthecurve.com. The site also offers tips and tools for starting the conversation – with both your partner and the doctor.
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Peyronie’s Condition Voting Poll Quiz To Take
What treatment did/do you use for Peyronies Disease condition confirmed by a Urologist that worked