Urology Clinics Manchester talk about Peyronie's disease
Peyronie's disease occurs in up to 3% of men. The penis becomes curved due to asymmetrical fibrosis (plaque) in the fascia that supports the corpora cavernosa. This makes the penis curve when it is erect and can cause problems with intercourse, in addition to pain.
The cause of Peyronies disease is not known but it can occur after penile trauma and is associated with Dupuytren's contracture. Its natural history is variable; it may improve, stay stable or worsen.
Collagenase injections are no longer available for patients as the Pharmaceutical company has stopped distribution. However, we still have a variety of treatments including Pump Correction Therapy and newer Surgical techniques to straighten the penis.
It is common for many men not to seek medical help because of embarrassment; in addition, some may try to avoid sexual relationships with their partners resulting in marital discourse.
Urology Clinics has expertise in seeing patients with all types of penile problems. We cover the entire North West of England, North Wales and the Isle of Man. Additionally, we work closely with Teams in London, West Midlands, Northern Ireland and Europe. Our Clinical experts have one of the largest penile practices in Europe, which aligns with our global expertise.
This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.