Peyronie's Disease (Curvature of the Penis)

  • Medical Author:
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

  • Medical Editor: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP
    Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

    Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

    Dr. Balentine received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in1983. He completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident.

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What are the complications of Peyronie's disease?

The complications of the disease are mainly the symptoms of:

  • pain,
  • painful intercourse,
  • inability to have intercourse due to pain or erectile dysfunction, and
  • permanent angulation of the penis.

In addition, surgical complications may include:

  • reduction in penis length,
  • infections, and
  • loss of any erectile functions.

Depression and stress can become significant complications.

What is the prognosis for Peyronie's disease?

The prognosis (outcome) of this disease is variable, from good to poor, depending on the response to treatment and the patient's emotional response to the symptoms and treatments.


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UpToDate. Peyronie's disease: Diagnosis and medical management.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/19/2015

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