We are already aware that one of the reasons of a bent penis is the acquired penile curvature, also known as Peyronie's Disease. It can be caused by a fissure that occurred during sexual intercourse, hereditary factors or a predisposition to scar formation. However, many men only seek treatment when the curvature is already at an advanced stage and it greatly disturbs the intimate relationship or makes it difficult.By these reasons, it is important to understand what are the symptoms of Peyronie's Disease. In this post you will know how to identify them.
THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS
Although there is a cure to Peyronie's disease, it can be lessened or even avoided by just following some precautions.
To start, it is primordial that the man understands the need to have regular consultations with the urologist since his adolescence. This habit contributes for a good orientation on the onset of sexual life, helps in the identification of hormonal issues and possible problems of erection, one of the major causes of acquired penile curvature.
As this does not normally happen, the patient usually has severe complaints. And since he has not been advised by a professional about ways to treat the early stage of the disease, some wrong habits and attitudes contribute to aggravate the case and bring greater physical discomforts. It may even affect the patient's psychological and self-esteem.
For those who want to prevent themselves, my suggestion is to be alert to the symptoms of Peyronie's Disease. When noticing any signs, seek medical help to increase the chances of an effective treatment.
THE MAIN SYMPTOMS OF PEYRONIE'S DISEASE
Before I talk about the symptoms, I have a personal question to ask you: how is your sex life going? If everything is going well and no pain or discomfort prevents you from performing the act, be aware of the health and anatomy of your penis in a preventive way. Find an urologist to do periodic exams and make sure there is nothing wrong.
But if you can not perform a penetration in a comfortable way and are feeling a gradual worsening, both in sex or one of the symptoms that I’ll explain, you are advised to seek out a specialist in the treatment of different types of Penile Curvature.
The presence of nodules in the penis may indicate the formation of scar tissue, also known as penile fibrosis. The superficial plaques can be perceived by palpation and usually form on the upper part of the penis, but they can also occur on the underside or both sides. Watch out if they appear.
On the other hand, situations like deeper fibrosis can form a kind of lump inside the penis. Often they are only identified after a detailed examination of the cavernous bodies, internal structures of the penis responsible for erection.
Decreased and thinned penis
Whether using the hand or measuring distance from the navel, it is possible to notice when there is an alarming change in the anatomy of the penis, such as reduction in size, thickness or thinning.
If this happens, put the shame aside and get medical help. Keep in mind that the sooner the problem is diagnosed, the greater chance of resuming a healthy and satisfying sex life.
Feeling pain in the penis during erection is not normal. If this happens frequently it may be the indication of a more serious situation. There is a great chance that you are in the inflammatory phase of Peyronie's Disease and consulting with an urologist can identify the problem to bring the necessary orientation.
Sharp penile curvature
If the curvature develops and makes sex intercourse impossible, either due to erection problems, when the penis folds during penetration, escapes easily or limits the movements, go directly to a specialist.
If it causes pain in you or your partner, this is also indicative that your buddy’s health does not go well. Usually the penile curvature brings problems when it is above 30 degrees.
Problems with erection are not only an indicator of Peyronie's Disease, they can also be the cause of it. When the penis is not rigid enough at the time of penetration, it can suffer traumas that turn into a lump and evolve into the acquired penile curvature. If the patient already has Peyronie's Disease, the erection will be hampered and the curvature may worsen even more.
Now, you know the main symptoms that may indicate Peyronie's Disease and how they are interconnected, why don’t you seek help from a specialist for evaluation? The guidance of a professional will help you to follow-up, treat the disease and clarify your doubts about the penile functionality. Remember that early diagnosis is just as important as treating the problem.
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Dr. Paulo Egydio
MD, PhD, Dedicado no Tratamento da Doença de Peyronie, Pênis Curvo e Implante de Próteses Penianas. Doutor em Urologia pela USP, CRM 67482, RQE 19514. - Vencedor do Debate do Sobrevivente da AUA em 2019.