August 1, 2023
Addressing Peyronie’s Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Support from Priapus Medical

Peyronie’s Disease, a condition affecting men’s sexual health, is characterized by forming fibrous scar tissue (plaques) inside the penis, causing abnormal curvature, pain, and erectile dysfunction. Though Peyronie’s Disease affects a small percentage of the male population, it can have significant emotional and psychological consequences for those afflicted. 

Seeking professional help to address this condition is essential to managing the symptoms and regaining a healthy and satisfying sexual life. Priapus Medical in Vancouver, is committed to providing empathetic, respectful, and confidential care from highly experienced board-certified urologists Dr. Cal Andreou and Dr. Dinesh Samarasekera, who bring over 30 combined years of experience in the treatment of men’s health concerns.

Understanding the symptoms, causes, and risk factors of Peyronie’s Disease is the first step toward effective diagnosis and treatment. The primary symptom is the bending or curving of the penis, which can affect sexual performance and, in some cases, cause pain during erections. Factors contributing to the development of Peyronie’s Disease include age, genetics, and penile injuries or trauma, including microtrauma experienced during vigorous sexual activity or accidents.

In this blog post, we aim to offer valuable information about the diagnostic process for Peyronie’s Disease and detail the various treatment options available at Priapus Medical. A comprehensive approach to managing this condition involves individually tailored treatment plans, provided with empathy and respect to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

As we delve into the diagnostic process, we will discuss the tools and techniques used for evaluating Peyronie’s Disease and the importance of open communication between patient and healthcare provider. Following the diagnosis, we will outline various treatment options, ranging from non-surgical interventions, such as oral medications, topical treatments, and penile traction therapy, to surgical alternatives for advanced cases. 

Additionally, we will highlight the importance of psychological and emotional support for men dealing with Peyronie’s Disease, as stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem can exacerbate the condition.

Stay tuned as we explore the essential information about Peyronie’s Disease and its management in the following sections of this blog. Trust in the experienced and compassionate team at Priapus Medical to guide you towards informed decisions and a healthier sexual life.

Addressing Peyronie’s Disease: Comprehensive Care from Priapus Medical

Peyronie’s Disease can be a challenging and isolating experience for affected men. However, with the right information, healthcare support, and approach, it is possible to manage the symptoms and regain a satisfying sexual life. This blog post discusses the diagnosis, treatment options, and the importance of emotional support for men facing Peyronie’s Disease. 

At Priapus Medical, our experienced urologists, Dr. Cal Andreou and Dr. Dinesh Samarasekera, are dedicated to patient care, providing empathy, respect, and confidentiality while addressing men’s health concerns.

Diagnosing Peyronie’s Disease: The Importance of Open Communication

The diagnostic process for Peyronie’s Disease typically begins with a thorough medical history and physical examination of the penis. During this assessment, your urologist at Priapus Medical will look for signs of penile plaque, determine the degree of curvature, and evaluate erectile function. Additional tests may include imaging studies (such as ultrasound) or measuring penile rigidity.

Open communication is crucial during the diagnostic process, as it helps your healthcare provider understand the full extent of your symptoms, identify potential causative factors, and develop the most appropriate treatment plan. By providing complete and accurate information about your symptoms, sexual activity, and any previous penile injuries or surgeries, you can contribute to a more effective diagnostic and treatment process.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Peyronie’s Disease

Non-surgical treatments for Peyronie’s Disease can effectively address the symptoms and improve sexual function without the need for surgery. These options include:

  1. ViaSure: ViaSure is a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) due to Peyronie’s Disease. The treatment works by using sound waves to help the body get rid of plaques that clog the blood vessels in the penis, thus allowing increased blood flow and helping to achieve and maintain an erection during sexual stimulation. We offer this effective treatment at Priapus Medical.
  2. Oral Medications: Medications like pentoxifylline and potassium para-aminobenzoate, may help reduce inflammation, plaque size, and penile curvature in select cases. Consult with your urologist at Priapus Medical to determine if oral medications are appropriate for your condition.
  3. Topical Treatments: Applying prescription-strength gels, creams, or ointments directly to the affected area may help to ease pain or gradually decrease plaque size. However, the effectiveness of topical treatments varies from person to person.
  4. Injections: Collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (Xiaflex) is an injectable medication approved for treating Peyronie’s Disease in adults with a palpable plaque and penile curvature of at least 30 degrees. Multiple injections may be needed, and this treatment should only be administered by a healthcare provider experienced in treating Peyronie’s Disease.

If you want a non-surgical treatment in Vancouver for Peyronie’s Disease, it’s best to contact Priapus Medical about ViaSure.

Surgical Treatments for Advanced Peyronie’s Disease

Surgical options are available for those with severe or persistent Peyronie’s Disease who do not respond to non-surgical treatments. Your urologist at Priapus Medical will carefully discuss the potential risks and benefits of each surgical approach, considering factors such as your age, overall health, and the severity of the curvature. Surgical treatments include:

  1. Penile Plication: This procedure involves making a series of stitches on the opposite side of the plaque, effectively straightening the penis by balancing the tension. This approach, suitable for those with a curvature that allows for satisfactory sexual function, carries a low risk of erectile dysfunction.
  2. Incision or Excision and Grafting: For more severe cases, incisions may be made within the plaque or portions of it may be removed, allowing the penis to straighten. A graft replaces the removed tissue to maintain proper function.
  3. Penile Implants: Penile implants are a last-resort option, involving the surgical implantation of inflatable or semi-rigid rods within the penis. This procedure can help men achieve satisfactory erections despite Peyronie’s Disease but carries inherent surgical risks.

Emotional Support and Coping with Peyronie’s Disease

The emotional and psychological aspects of Peyronie’s Disease must also be addressed, as stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem can exacerbate the condition and negatively impact the treatment outcome. Open communication between partners, joining support groups, or seeking professional counselling may be beneficial for managing the emotional impact of Peyronie’s Disease.

Trust Priapus Medical for Comprehensive Peyronie’s Disease Care

At Priapus Medical in Surrey, BC, we understand the challenges faced by men experiencing Peyronie’s Disease and strive to provide effective, empathetic, and patient-focused care. By offering comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services tailored to individual needs, our experienced urologists ensure that each person receives the support and guidance necessary to overcome the challenges of Peyronie’s Disease. 

Trust the dedicated professionals at Priapus Medical, a trustworthy prostate clinic, to embark on a healthier sexual life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.