About one in every 100 adult men in the United States are diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease, a condition that can negatively impact sexual health and performance. At ED Specialists of Connecticut, with two locations in Hartford, Connecticut, expert urologist and erectile dysfunction specialist Gerard Pregenzer, Jr., MD, offers breakthrough treatment options for patients dealing with Peyronie’s disease. Schedule a visit at ED Specialists of Connecticut by calling either office or by using the online booking tool.
Peyronie’s disease is a condition that causes abnormal penile curvature during an erection. It’s caused by a buildup of scar tissue (called plaque) within the penis and can lead to painful erections or erectile dysfunction, though it doesn’t always impede your ability to have sex. It’s most common in men who are middle-aged, but it occurs in younger and older populations, as well.
As scar tissue develops within the penis, you may feel a lump or area of hardened tissue under the surface of your skin. You may also experience a noticeable bend in your penis — most often, there’s a curvature upwards or downwards.
Other common symptoms of Peyronie’s disease include:
You should schedule a consultation for Peyronie’s disease at ED Specialists of Connecticut as soon as you notice any change in your penile health. With early intervention, you can treat your symptoms and prevent the curvature of your penis from worsening.
Dr. Pregenzer offers office visits for Peyronie’s disease consultations, where he’ll perform a physical exam of your penis to confirm your symptoms are for Peyronie’s disease and not another underlying health condition.
Based on the results of your lab testing and physical, Dr. Pregenzer creates a personalized treatment plan that can ease existing pain and prevent your condition from worsening.
Dr. Pregenzer and his team at ED Specialists of Connecticut provide a variety of treatments for Peyronie’s disease, including:
Xiaflex is a medication with special enzymes that gradually weaken and break down the plaque in your penis that’s curving your erection. Dr. Pregenzer administers it as a shot, injected directly into your penis.
Traction therapy is the use of a mechanical device to stretch or bend your penis in the particular area of plaque buildup that’s causing your Peyronie’s disease. Stretching and extending the area of plaque buildup stimulates your body to produce more collagen in that area, which encourages the plaque to soften and breakdown.
In plication surgery, Dr. Pregenzer manufactures an erection in your penis by injecting a medication or saltwater solution. Then, he surgically pulls back the outer skin of your penis, bends your penis to make it straight, and stitches together the excess tissue on what was once the outer side of the curve, thereby enabling your penis to maintain its new position.
To learn more about how Dr. Pregenzer can treat your Peyronie’s disease, schedule a visit with ED Specialists of Connecticut today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.