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Peyronie's Disease

Having a curved erection is common and isn't necessarily a cause for concern. However, Peyronie's disease is the development of fibrous scar tissue inside the penis that causes curved, painful erections. It can prevent a man from having sex or make it difficult to get or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction), which may also cause stress and anxiety.

What are Symptoms of Peyronie's Disease?

Peyronie's disease signs and symptoms might appear suddenly or develop gradually. In addition to erectile dysfunction (ED) and penile pain, with or without an erection, the most common signs and symptoms of Peyronie's disease include:

  • Flat lumps or a band of hard tissue under the skin of the penis
  • Penis curved upward, downward or bent to one side
  • Narrowing, indentations or an hourglass appearance with a tight, narrow band around the penis shaft
  • Shortening of the penis

Peyronie's disease can go away on its own. However, in most cases, the condition remains stable or worsens. If the bend is severe enough that it prevents successful sexual intercourse or causes significant pain or intense anxiety, talk to your Summa Health Medical Group urologist. While pain during erections usually improves within one to two years, scar tissue and curvature often remain.


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