Peyronie's disease - a disease which is characterized by the curvature of the penis is erect.In this disease under the skin of the penis is the development of dense fibrous plaques consisting of thick layers of soft tissue.This education to malignant tumors are not true, but because of its inelasticity of the affected areas with the erection does not stretch and deform the penis, which is often the cause of deterioration, if not impossible sexuality.
Sometimes the disease occurs without any reason and disappear without treatment, but in this case the patient should be under constant medical supervision.
Peyronie's disease is conditionally divided into two stages.The first step, sharp, lasts from six to eighteen months.Patients experiencing pain during erection, there is a slight deformation of the penis begin to appear plaque.The second stage - chronic, in which stabilized the size of plaques.Patients penis bends greatly, developing erectile dysfunction.
Causes of Peyronie's disease
According to researchers, urologists, Peyronie's disease is caused by a genetic predisposition, but the trauma of the penis can affect the time of occurrence and severity of symptoms.In addition, an association between Peyronie's disease and other conditions such as Dupuytren's contracture, slerodermiya.
diagnosis of Peyronie's disease
Set the disease the doctor may have on the general survey.The presence of seals on the penis and under the skin is determined by palpation.The diagnosis is established as in the erection, and without it.For more accurate results of surveys sometimes use special drugs that stimulate the erection and ultrasound.
Treatment of Peyronie's disease
The course of Peyronie's disease every man can be different.Often the disease is in itself without any treatment.That is why doctors recommend not to panic and to stay for a year under the supervision of a physician.During this period, the plaques are controlled dimensions, the degree of curvature of the penis and a possible expression of erectile dysfunction.These indicators make it possible to understand the disease progresses or not.
techniques used in the treatment of Peyronie's disease, may affect the development eriktilnoy dysfunction, and this applies to both medical and surgical treatments.
If the disease does not go away on their own, the patient is prescribed hormone therapy.However, it is only effective at the beginning of the disease, when there is formation of plaques.
When medical treatment of Peyronie's disease is used Potassium aminobenzoate, colchicine, Vitamin E. It is also carried out injection drugs verapamil, interferon, collagenase directly into the seal.These drugs normalize scar tissue and prevent the formation of new plaques.This treatment requires a long time and a large number of injections over several months.
If conservative methods do not give the desired effect in the treatment of Peyronie's disease (an erection is present, but the curvature of the penis has not disappeared), the applied surgery.The operation was carried out in the event of a significant curvature of the penis, pain during sexual intercourse and erectile dysfunction that occurs at least one year.
during surgery excised part of a healthy area where the member is not amazed that eliminates distortion, but after such an operation, the length of term is shortened.This operation is performed when the penis has an appropriate length and its angle of curvature is less than forty-five degrees.
Penile implants are used as a treatment option for erectile dysfunction.This operation removes the curvature of the penis and enhances erection.