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Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie's disease

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In 1994, when Paula Jones filed a sexual harassment suit against the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she described a distinct curvature of his erect penis, which she cited as a distinguishing feature of his genitals that would prove her accusation. What became known (in some quarters) as the ‘Clinton Kink’ was believed by many experts to have been caused by the condition known as Peyronie’s disease, which affects one in 100 men – though few have heard of it. Usually appearing in middle age (although, younger and older men can also develop it), a plaque, or hard lump, forms on the upper or lower side of the penis in the layers containing erectile tissue, causing it to bend. Whilst many penises have a natural curve they don’t always point towards Peyronie’s disease which in its worst cases will see an afflicted penis bend almost horizontally to the side making urination difficult and sex impossible. However, recently treatment has come on leaps and bounds and subsequently various surgical procedures, although gruelling, can usually put things back on the straight and narrow but it might, rather distressingly, involve surrendering a centimetre or two. The two most common procedures are Nesbitt’s procedure or a Lue procedure and both could potentially offer some salvation. A Nesbitt procedure removes tissue from the unaffected side of the penis therefore balancing things out when sewn back up but this often involves a slight loss in length. The Lue procedure actually cuts into the Peyronie’s plaque with the aim to lengthen the curved side through sewing in a vein. Whilst there is less chance of losing length this way the risk of impotence is far greater.

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I was diagnosed with Peyronies almost a year ago. I was told to wait for 18 months for the disease process to stabilise, which I believe it has due to the fact the curve hasn't got any worse for 6 months now. I have no pain when erect, but hate the look and feel of it, and it has completely destroyed my confidence not just in the bedroom, but in every aspect of my life, work, sport and so on. I've been offered the Nesbit procedure on the NHS, but have been warned I will lose just over an inch from my penis. I'm not the biggest guy in the world to begin with (5.5 erect) and I'm terrified of losing length, but hate my penis the way it is. At a total loss what to do, live with a penis I hate, or have the op which I know I'll regret too. Also, I've not much confidence or experience of the surgeon who'll be doing it. I'd be happy to go under the knife of Paul Anderson as he's clearly a specialist in this field. Very worried. Any advice?





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I had the procedure to fix my curve two years ago. You say 'you're not the biggest guy in the world'?? At 5.5 inches that is the average length & I was that size. I lost 1.5cm after the procedure, but a straight penis looks a lot longer than a bent one. I'd say go for it. Be prepared for the pain for around a week though, it's a simple op' but VERY sore indeed afterwards. Only regret, I opted not to have the recommended circumcision at the same time and after masturbation or intercourse my foreskin is red & sore, I plan to have this op' in July this year. As for the procedure itself, I'm happy with the results. My penis is straighter than even the surgeon expected and can fully thrust during intercourse again without the 'buckling' effect. All the best Martin.

I have just had a combination of both the Nesbit and a Lue procedure carried out. I have been waiting a little over a year since having a private consult with mr Paul Anderson. Prior to that I had been both suffering and consulting with my local hospital for a little over two years. The problem is that this is quite a seemingly rare condition and processes and treatments can vary, advice, pro's and con's, also differ. Last week I had the same concerns even having mr Anderson as my surgeon. I was of a mind, to just live with it rather than do anything at all. I have however gone through with the full op. I have also had a circumsision under the advice of my consultant, I would urge you to weigh up your options but I am so glad that I have gone through with it. I am still only two days post op, I have lost a lot of the initial bruising. But I am still in quite a bit of pain. I don't know what the overall effect will be, but I do know if I did nothing at all. I would simply have to had lived with my condition. The decision has to be yours, the amount of length that you will lose can be calculated very roughly dependant on the degree of curvature. But don't let this be the decisive factor. You must feel comfortable with your consultant, if your'e not try to get referred to a specialist urologist. Good luck Martin.

Hi , I'm 15 years old . My penis curves down . I wanted to know if this was normal or I have to visit a gp





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I had a motorbike accident and two months after the accident I had all the symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease. My penis started to bend and became gradually worst. I was told it was due to the accident. I had an inspection by two specialist who told me if I decided to take the surgery and if it goes wrong I may never be able to have an orgasm again. I decided not to have the operation and now I find its embarrassing when I meet a new partner.





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I had a nesbit plication procedure roughly 6 weeks ago for a congenital curve but i have been left with a severe over correction, is it possible to have the internal sutures removed to return to my pre op state?





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Hi I'm 15 and my penis bends to the right. I am very concerned as I coming up to the age that I would like to engage in sexual intercourse. I am worried that if I take it out it will be very embarrassing and completely destroy my self confidence around girls my age. It bends from the Middle to the tip at 25 to 30 degrees. I'm wondering if I will ever be able to have sex with my penis being the way it is. And is there any alternative way to straighten it without surgery. Please feel free to comment I'm in desperate need of advice thanks.





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My penis has suddenly developed a curvature upwards when erect and als lost about an inch in length. Have you any suggestions as to what could be causing this. Thankyou





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hi my penis curves like the shap of a banana when hard I'm 44 years old and has always been like this when not hard it's small think it's known as a grower can I get it fixed as my wife says it hurts her when we have sex





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I'm 18 and I believe I have Peyronie' disease. I've had a problem with my penis once when a sexual partner experienced pain during anal intercourse. He complained of the curvature, but the lack of lube might have helped. How do I know if the curvature of my penis is unhealthy? Its curvature reminds me a little bit of a banana, but it bends up and a little bit to the side, and it's a little more curved than a banana. Please help.





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I had a nesbits operation last March, I have lost girth and length as it does not gorge out. I saw on the programme aired on 15/4/2015 that another operation called Vichy vachi was given. Where can I get details Also as the copus cavernous is technically a muscle will stretching with a penis extender help and what make can I be guided too





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I have Peyronies and I can accept it, but my penis is always erect every night and in the morning. I am 65 years of age and I just don't understand this condition and there is nothing on the internet about my problem, rather the opposite where men my age need Viagra. Certainly not me.





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