- Peyronie's disease - if you have sex does not want to
- Diagnosis and treatment
What is Peyronie's disease and why it occurs
Peyronie's disease - a disease that leads to a proliferation of connective tissue in the tunica albuginea and the septum of the cavernous bodies of the penis, causing sets its deformation (bending) and pain during erection (albuginea covers two cavernous bodies, which are the basis of the penis, and serves as a barrier between them). There is a disease more common in men over forty years.
Causes of the disease are not fully understood. It is believed that this may be a consequence of inflammatory diseases of the urethra (e.g., gonorrhea), minor injuries, in which there is a tear fabric, vitamin deficiencies, endocrine disorders, allergy the body's own tissues, etc. All these processes can give rise to connective scar in the tunica albuginea, which changes the shape of the penis. Seal tunica leads to disruption of blood flow through the veins of the corpora cavernosa. The result is a venous congestion, which causes erectile dysfunction.
The disease usually begins unnoticed, so patients usually rarely seek help in early disease. There are pain in the penis and its curvature, especially during erection, sexual dysfunction (decreased libido, weak erection, shortening the duration of sexual intercourse). Some patients have headaches, sleep disturbances
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Seals penis have clear boundaries, different in shape, size and density, are arranged asymmetrically in different parts of the penis, usually on the front surface. The skin of the penis is not soldered to the seals, easy mobility. During an erection
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the penis is bent to the side corresponding to the larger lesions. It may also occur narrowing the diameter of the penis type hourglass or bottle. With a significant distortion of the sexual act becomes impossible.
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and disrupting normal sexual life, the disease is painful effect on the psyche of patients. The disease is prolonged, in rare cases, there is an easy flow of spontaneous resorption foci and the disappearance of symptoms of the disease during the year. But most of the active phase of the disease lasts for at least six months, then passing a long slow process. Symptoms of the disease can grow within one year after their arrival, after that, if pursued by conservative (without surgery) therapy was ineffective, have resorted to surgery.
Diagnosis of Peyronie's disease
The characteristic signs of the disease makes diagnosis difficult. But sometimes, the diagnosis can be refined using X-ray or a biopsy (taking a piece of tissue for laboratory testing). This clarification is needed in cases of doubt, when it is necessary to distinguish between Peyronie's disease from other diseases, for example, various inflammatory diseases of the urethra, inflammation of the veins of the corpora cavernosa, cancer
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penis and so on.
Treatment of Peyronie's disease is usually carried out in cases where the patient presents significant complaints. If, however, a slight curvature of the penis and does not interfere with normal sexual life, treatment is needed. Treatment of the disease can be conservative and surgical.
Conservative treatment of Peyronie's disease requires a long period of time, perseverance and patience patient's physician. Treatment includes means overall impact on the patient: vitamins, hormones, biostimulants - all contributing to "jog" the body and accelerate metabolism, which can lead to resorption of connective tissue.
For local effects on the lesion using various methods of physical therapy (iontophoresis and ultrasound with various absorbable means, diadynamic currents, laser therapy, paraffin baths), injections of corticosteroid hormones in the proliferation of connective tissue space. Be sure to apply psychotherapeutic treatment as male sexual function depends on the state of his mind.
Conservative treatment is carried out at least a year, and if there is no effect, the patient is recommended to have an operation. The operation involves partial excision of scar tissue - is the most effective way to treat Peyronie's disease.
With Peyronie's disease, even if it is not too worried about the patient, it is better to consult a doctor to avoid unpleasant consequences and other diseases that require emergency care.