Q&A

What are the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease?
Peyronie’s disease can give a variety of symptoms, most notably including: penile curvature, but also lumps in the penis, painful erections, and difficulty with penile penetration.

Is Peyronie’s disease hereditary?
Although not completely clear, there is some evidence suggesting that Peyronie's may be hereditary.

Who can diagnose Peyronie’s disease?
A urologist with experience of diagnosing and treating Peyronie’s disease.

How is Peyronie’s disease treated?
Surgery is still the most widely used successful treatment. However, new therapies are being developed all the time, and European and USA guidelines, published by the professional groups of urological surgeons, also mention injections, traction therapy, and oral medicines. Discuss your condition with your doctor to decide which treatment would be best for you.

Is Peyronie’s disease contagious?
No.

I am only in my twenties, can I get Peyronie’s disease?
Peyronie’s disease most commonly develops in men aged 40–60, but it can occur in men both older and younger than this age range.

I think I’ve got Peyronie’s disease. If I wait, will it go away by itself?
First, to really know if you have it, a urologist must perform an examination. The best course of action is to seek professional help and proper treatment.