Peyronie’s Disease (Penis Curvature)
Peyronie’s disease is a condition in which a man’s penis becomes curved when erect. Although it is common for men’s penises to curve a bit when rigid, Peyronie’s disease involves extreme curvature that may make sex impossible. The condition can also be painful, whether the penis is erect or not, and in some cases the pain can be extreme. In Peyronie’s disease, the curvature of the penis may be up, down or to the side. Men suffering from Peyronie’s disease often avoid discussing it with their doctor, have depression, anxiety and marital difficulties. We are here to help.
This condition is caused by fibrous scar tissue (plaque) within the penis. As blood swells the penis during the erection process, the scar tissue does not swell along with the healthy tissue, causing the curving.
Researchers have not identified a cause for this disease. Some believe that it may result from physical injuries to the penis. There are also hypotheses that it may be related to genetics, advancing age or collagen disorders.
If you or someone you love cannot have sex because of extreme curvature of the penis or simply are worried about the possibility of the disease, a visit to Dr. Tajkarimi is in order. Dr. Tajkarimi is currently at the forefront of cutting-edge research including traction, combination of Xiaflex and Traction, Traction and Shockwave therapy, and instrument design and development. He is currently collaborating with the most respected centers in the United States who treat Peyronie’s disease. Dr. Tajkarimi offers minimally invasive options, such as penile traction, intralesional injection with Xiaflex (Endo), and surgery if appropriate. Dr. Tajkarimi has fantastic results with his techniques and methods.