Peyronie’s disease

A disorder of the penis in which part of the sheath of fibrous connective tissue thickens, causing the penis to bend during erection. This commonly makes intercourse difficult and painful. Eventually, some of the penile erectile tissue may also thicken. Men over 40 are most often affected. The cause is unknown. The disease may improve without treatment. Otherwise, local injections of corticosteroid drugs or surgical removal of the thickened area and replacement with normal tissue may be carried out.


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