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How do doctors diagnose Peyronie's disease?

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Your doctor will feel the hardened tissue caused by the disease during an exam. It�s not always necessary, but if the penis has to be erect for the exam, the doctor would inject a medicine to make that happen.

There�s a chance you may need to get an X-ray or ultrasound of the penis.

In some cases where the doctor's exam does not confirm Peyronie's disease, or if the condition develops rapidly, your doctor may do a biopsy. That involves removing a little bit of tissue from the affected area for lab tests.

From: What Is Peyronie's Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Urology Care Foundation: “How Is Peyronie’s Disease Treated?”

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Urology Care Foundation: “How Is Peyronie’s Disease Treated?”

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 22, 2017

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