How do you get Peyronie’s disease?
Peyronie’s disease is likely caused by minor injury to the penis. (See penile trauma.) This type of damage is most often caused by vigorous sex (such as bending the penis during penetration or pressure from a partner’s pubic bone), though it can also be caused by sports or other accidents.
Does Peyronie’s disease go away?
Peyronie’s disease rarely goes away on its own. In most men with Peyronie’s disease, the condition will remain as is or worsen. Early treatment soon after developing the condition may keep it from getting worse or even improve symptoms.
What happens if Peyronie’s disease is left untreated?
If left untreated, Peyronie’s disease may cause fibrotic, nonexpansile thickening of relatively discrete areas of the corpora tunica, typically resulting in focal bend, pain or other functional or structural abnormalities of the erect penis. Many cases resolve without treatment.
Is Peyronie’s disease serious?
Although Peyronie’s disease is serious, it is not fatal. Many studies point to the condition as being a contributing factor in the development of depression and anxiety in affected men.