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What are the symptoms of Peyronie's disease?

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Symptoms may develop slowly or appear overnight. When the penis is soft, you can�t see a problem, but in severe cases, the hardened plaque hampers flexibility, causing pain and forcing the penis to bend or arc when erect.

In most cases, the pain eases over time, but the bend in the penis can worsen.

Some men with the condition develop scar tissue elsewhere in the body, such as on the hand or foot. Men with Dupuytren's contractures seem to be more likely to get Peyronie's disease.

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

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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