Peyronie’s Disease Therapies

Peyronie’s disease treatments may vary depending on the severity of the condition and the patients therapeutic preference.

Some patients prefer to begin with medication treatments like vitamin E and protaba (potassium para-aminobenzoate) these medications can be used to try to soften or reduce the size of the plaque. Other medications may be applied to the penis, or injected into the penis to try to soften the plaque.

Interferon or intron-A injections have been shown to be effective treatments for this condition. Medication is injected into the penile shaft at the site of the defect to reduce the amount of plaque and improve the curvature.  This treatment usually takes several injections to be fully effective.

Surgical intervention can be considered in severe cases, that have not been receptive to other therapies. Surgery can involve the removal of the plaque, replacing the tissue with a graft. Shortening of the penis on the opposite side of the defect to cancel out the curvature. Or implantation of a device to straighten the penis. These options should be discussed in detail with your doctor.

Peyronie’s disease is  a difficult condition to cure and counseling may be reccomended to help you cope wih the effects of the disease, and to help you and your partner find ways to overcome it.