Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's Disease services offered in Miami, FL

About 1 in 10 men has Peyronie’s disease, a condition that causes scar tissue to form around the penis. At Modern Urology, experienced urologists Jose Vilaro, MD, and Adam De Fazio, MD, JD, offer a wide range of treatments for Peyronie’s disease, including prescription medication, collagenase injections, and penile implant surgery. To make an appointment, call the practice in Miami, Florida, or book online today.

Peyronie's Disease Q&A

What is Peyronie’s disease?

Peyronie’s disease is a progressive condition characterized by fibrous scar tissue forming beneath the skin of the penis. Over time, it results in curved, painful erections affecting your sexual performance and the size and shape of your penis.

Without diagnosis and treatment, Peyronie’s disease worsens. You might even feel depressed and anxious or start avoiding sex altogether.

What are the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease?

The symptoms of Peyronie’s disease include:

  • Hard lumps under the skin of your penis
  • An obvious bend in your penis
  • Problems getting or keeping erections
  • Shortening of your penis
  • Visible penile abnormalities (i.e., a bend or narrowing)

As the condition progresses, you might also experience penile pain, with or without an erection. 

When should I see a urologist about Peyronie’s disease?

Make an appointment at Modern Urology if you experience any symptoms of Peyronie’s disease. The sooner you receive a diagnosis, the easier it is to prevent it from worsening. Even if you’ve had symptoms for a while, seek treatment. There are a variety of measures that can reduce uncomfortable symptoms and help restore your sex life.

How is Peyronie’s disease diagnosed?

To diagnose Peyronie’s disease, your Modern Urology provider reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and performs a physical exam. During the exam, they feel your penis while it isn’t erect to assess the location and amount of scar tissue.

Your provider might also ask you to bring in pictures of your erect penis. They use those images to determine the degree of curvature, which can help guide treatment. 

If your Modern Urology provider suspects another underlying problem, like blocked blood vessels, they might also perform an in-office ultrasound. An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the soft tissues in your penis. 

How is Peyronie’s disease treated?

Treatment of Peyronie’s disease depends on various factors, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and how long you’ve had the condition. Modern Urology might suggest:

  • Penile traction therapy to prevent length loss
  • Injection therapy to prevent the formation of scar tissue
  • Watchful waiting
  • Surgery

Since Peyronie’s disease affects everyone differently, your provider might recommend a combination of treatments. Ultimately, the goal is to prevent your symptoms from worsening.

To explore the treatment options for Peyronie’s disease, make an appointment at Modern Urology by calling the office or booking online today.