Peyronie’s disease is an inflammatory condition that causes painful, hard plaques to form underneath the skin in your penis, causing a curvature and/or painful erections. Peyronie’s disease develops in approximately 1 – 23 percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70 and may be caused by mild trauma to the penis, genetics, tobacco use or health conditions like diabetes. Common symptoms include:
- Penile curvature
- Lumps in the penis
- Painful erections
- Soft erections
Treatment for Peyronie’s disease often include injection therapy (Xiaflex®. Xiaflex®). Your urologist will review all available treatment options with you and select a care plan that’s right for you.