Our expert says:
Peyronie's disease is caused by a build-up of fibrous plaque in the penis, specifically in the fibro-elastic walls of the blood chambers of the penis. This plaque build-up causes the penis to develop a curve, or bend, in it. In some cases, this can be very painful. Some men worry because their penises look different; some worry that they have a fatal disease. This condition, however, has many treatment options which all have variable success.
Oral medications, such as vitamin E, Potaba (a vitamin B derivative -- 12 grams daily for 6 months), and non-steroidal medications, attempt to decrease the development of fibrous plaques. Surgery is another option, and the type of surgery depends upon whether and to what degree a person's erections are affected by Peyronie's plaque.
Since you have discomfort during intercourse, and have noticed a change in your appearance, I recommend that you see a urologist for a second opinion. You can find one by contacting the SA Sexual Health Association. You deserve to know your options so that you can make the best possible choices for the best possible care.
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