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Other Names for this Disease
- Penile curvature
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 Affected individuals may experience painful, curved erections which can make make normal sexual intercourse impossible. Symptoms may appear suddenly or develop gradually. While the painful erections for most men resolve over time, the scar tissue and curvature may remain. Some cases appear to resolve spontaneously. The exact cause of Peyronie's disease is not known.Peyronie disease is a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by a plaque, or hard lump, that forms within the penis.
Last updated: 11/23/2011
- Peyronie's Disease. National Kidney & Urologic Diseases. September 2010; http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/peyronie/. Accessed 11/23/2011.
- Hellstrom WJ. Peyronie's Disease. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2009; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/488/viewAbstract. Accessed 11/23/2011.
- Peyronie's disease. MayoClinic.com. August 2011; http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/peyronies-disease/DS00427/METHOD=print. Accessed 11/23/2011.
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