Peyronies Treatment: Questions Your Doctor May Ask

You suspect you have Peyronie’s disease: you’ve done some research, your penis is curved and painful, and you’re ready to make an appointment to see a urologist about Peyronie’s treatment. Such treatment typically starts with a physical examination and questions your doctor or urologist may ask about any symptoms you may be experiencing.

To help you prepare for your visit, here are some questions your doctor may ask as part of the examination and Peyronie’s treatment. Providing accurate answers can help your doctor better diagnose and treat your condition.

  • Are your erections bent or curved at a significant angle?
  • Approximately how many degrees does your erection bend?
  • Which direction does your erection bend (up, down, right, left)?
  • How long have you had a curved penis?
  • Has the degree of the bend changed during the past 6 months?
  • Are your erections painful?
  • Does the curve of your penis interfere with sexual intercourse?
  • Do you have an active sex partner?
  • Does the curve of your penis cause pain to your partner?
  • Has your penis become shorter since the curve has developed?
  • Do you have a lump in your penis?
  • Is there a history of Peyronie’s disease in your family?
  • Does anyone in your family have Dupuytren’s contracture (a connective tissue disease), scar tissue on their hands, or Ledderhose disease (also known as plantar fibrosis, which is excess collagen that forms nodules on the feet)? Dupuytren’s contracture affects about 30% of men with Peyronie’s disease.
  • Have you experienced trauma or injury to your penis (e.g., sports injury, vehicular accident, fall)?
  • Has your penis ever been forcibly bent while it was erect? (This can occur during sexual intercourse or other sexual activity.)
  • Do you ride a bike, motorcycle, or horse regularly?
  • Have you ever injured your spinal cord?
  • Have you had a prostatectomy?
  • Have you had surgery for an enlarged prostate (TURP, transurethral resection of the prostate)?
  • Have you had a catheter placed recently; e.g., after or during surgery?
  • Have you ever had radiation treatment for prostate cancer?
  • Are you able to achieve orgasm?
  • Do you ejaculate normally?
  • Are your erections adequate for sexual intercourse?
  • Do you experience premature ejaculation?
  • Do you smoke or have your smoked in the past?
  • Do you have a problem with excessive alcohol consumption?
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