Q&A

What are the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease?
Peyronie’s disease can give a variety of symptoms, including: penile curvature, 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?
For a long time, surgery has been the only treatment option. Today, several less invasive treatments are available which target the plaque directly. Of these, one is approved by American and European pharmaceutical authorities for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease.

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 occurs at both lower and higher ages.

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, an urologist must perform an examination. Secondly, Peyronie’s disease is self-resolving only in a minority of cases. The best course of action is to seek professional help and proper treatment.