Peyronie´s Disease - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Apr 16, 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for Peyronie’sDisease?

You can consultan Andrologist or an Urologist for Peyronie’sDisease.

2. Will I regain the former length of my penis?

Shortening of the penis due to loss of elasticity does commonly occur but is dependent on direction and degree of curvature. The treatment is usually based on giving a functional penis with enough rigidity for an intercourse.

3. My erections have become weaker with Peyronie’s Disease; will they improve after surgery?

The surgery to correct the curvature will not improve the rigidity of the erections. Erectile dysfunction can be treated separately.

4. Does Peyronie's disease turn into cancer?

Cells obtained from Peyronie's plaques have shown similar characteristics to cancer cells, such as apoptosis, the ability to resist a process of programmed cell death. Though the cells formed tumors when transplanted into mice, there are no such cases in humans.

5. How do I know if I have Peyronie's Disease and not congenital curvature?

Congenital Curvature means that you are born with the condition while Peyronie's disease is acquired as the result of a penis injury. However, is is better to consult a doctor for a formal diagnosis.

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