Peyronie's Disease: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 3/16/2021

Peyronie's disease is a condition characterized by scar tissue inside the penis that produces an abnormal shape or curvature of the penis. It is most frequent in men aged 40 to 70.

Signs and symptoms of Peyronie's disease include an

The abnormal shape may be obvious when the penis is flaccid, erect, or both. Other associated signs and symptoms can include an

  • inability to have intercourse,
  • deformity of the penis, and
  • anxiety.

Cause of Peyronie's disease

The exact cause of Peyronie's disease is not known. Genetic factors or trauma are among the possible causes.

Other peyronie's disease symptoms and signs

  • Abnormal Curvature of the Penis
  • Anxiety
  • Deformity of the Penis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Inability to Have Intercourse
  • Pain During Sexual Intercourse
  • Penile Pain
  • Scars or Plaques Inside the Penis That Can Be Felt


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Jameson, J. Larry, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.