Peyronie’s Disease Treatment in Central Illinois
Peyronie’s Disease is a condition marked by penile curvature, indentation, loss of penile length, and pain (with or without an erection). These deformities of the penis can appear in men of all ages but are most commonly present in middle-aged men.
The cause of Peyronie’s Disease is not well understood. In many cases, the disease is a result of inflammation and plaque formation after repeated trauma to the penis; for example, during sexual intercourse. When the penis heals from the trauma, scar tissue may form which could lead to curvature if that scar tissue can no longer stretch when trying to achieve an erection.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Peyronie’s disease, contact Dr. Joseph Banno to discuss the effects of your conditions and the treatment options available. With our urology clinic located in Peoria, IL, Dr. Banno provides treatment for patients experiencing symptoms of Peyronie’s disease throughout Springfield, Champaign, Galesburg, Decatur, Galesburg, and Bloomington, IL. To schedule your consultation at Midwest Urological Group, please call (309) 692-9898 or request an appointment online.
Symptoms and Causes of Peyronie’s Disease
Because Peyronie’s disease will have effects that are both tangible and visible, the symptoms are commonly noticeable to the naked eye. In over 70% of cases, the scar tissue will develop on the top of the penis causing it to bend upwards during an erection. If the scar tissues develops on the bottom or side of the penis, it will bend downward or sideways during an erection. In rare cases, the scar tissue may develop all around the penis, causing the shaft to narrow and become very hard.
If you are experiencing any of the following, you may be experiencing Peyronie’s disease:
- Pain during sex, or pain during an erection.
- Hard spots or lumps in the penis.
- Bends or curves in the penis.
- Narrowing or shortening of the penis.
Most often, Peyronie’s disease is caused by injury to the penis due to sports athletic activity, aggressive sex, or an accident of some sort. However, there have been cases in which the disease is part of a larger autoimmune issue. If the disease attacks cells within the penis, it can lead to inflammation and scarring.
Because the chances of getting Peyronie’s disease increases with age due to changes in the elasticity of the penis, men over the age of 50 are more commonly affected. In addition, men with a more active sexual lifestyle that may cause injuries to the penis, or men who have a family history of Peyronie’s disease have a higher chance of developing it over their lifetime.
How Can Peyronie’s Disease Affect You?
The impact of Peyronie’s Disease can be significant. It can cause one or more of the following conditions:
- Resulting in indentation, narrowing or loss of length
- Can interfere with the ability to engage in sexual activity and penetration
- This condition has been recognized to affect a man’s psychological state including causation of depression and anxiety disorders. Appropriate diagnosis and treatment may require the help of an experienced medical professional.
- Peyronie’s Disease is frequently linked to erectile dysfunction, which is the difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection.
How is Peyronie’s Disease Treated?
The overall goal of treatment is to reduce pain and strengthen the ability to have intercourse. If you are not experiencing pain, and having very little issues with penile curvature, you may not need treatment until the symptoms progress. In a few cases, the disease will resolve itself without any treatment.
Because there is a risk of erectile dysfunction associated with Peyronie’s disease, you may get recommended a change in lifestyle. This can include decreasing the amount of vigorous sexual activity or aggressive sports and quitting any smoking, illegal drugs, or alcohol consumption.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- Low Energy Shockwave Therapy
- Injections into the penis
- Oral Medication
Schedule an Appointment for Peyronie’s Disease Treatment in Central Illinois Today!
If you are experiencing symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease, contact Midwest Urological Group to discuss the cause of your condition and the treatment options available. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph Banno for Peyronie’s disease treatment at our urology clinic in Peoria, IL, please call (309) 692-9898 or request an appointment online today!