Peyronie’s disease is a condition in which a man has curved erections. These erections can be painful. They are a result of fibrous scar tissue on the penis. While some curvature of the penis is normal and there is natural variation, Peyronie’s disease can cause a significant bend that leads to pain during an erection.
The condition can be sufficiently severe to prevent some patients from having sexual intercourse. Peyronie’s disease can lead to difficulty getting and maintaining erections, making it a cause of some instances of erectile dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction can cause significant stress and anxiety in patients with Peyronie’s disease.
There is little chance of the condition resolving of its own accord. In many cases, Peyronie’s disease can worsen over time. The most effective results are achieved when treatment is started early after first recognizing the condition. Treatment can often offer relief from some symptoms, even when the condition is chronic.