WHAT IS PEYRONIE'S DISEASE?The plaques are hard, thickened and stiff areas, actually a kind of internal scarring. In this fibroid tissue also calcium compounds can accumulate, making the plaques even harder.


The three main characteristics of cavernositis are:

– One or more small hard lumps underneath the skin, or a continuous hard, stiff and thickened area.

– Abnormal bent or crooked penis when erect. All penises have some curvature, but by this disease, the penile bend increases, and one may get a very curved penis. The penis may be bent as a banana or in an angular fashion. The penile bending is most often up, but may be down, to the left side, to right or sloping.

-The bending is usually to the same side as that of the hard thickened area when the penis is erected.

-The hard areas in the erected penis may look like bumps, making the penis irregular.

– Sometimes the penis bends greatly enough to make sexual intercourse difficult, or impossible.

– Pain during erections caused by the pressure from the hard areas in the penis, or from the


The exact cause of the induration is unknown. It's not a sign of an underlying serious condition, and it is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is possible that the disease can begin with an inflammation in the penile tissue. An inflammation may be caused by an allergic or auto-immune reaction. Although the Peyronie's disease is not an infection, an initial infection can damage the penile tissue and cause an inflammation that develops into Peyronie's disease. Men having the inflammatory condition called Systemic Lupus Erytematosus more often get Peyronie's disease.

Vitamin E deficiency seems to be a contributing factor in causing the disease. Diabetes may cause damage of blood vessels, and if this damage occurs in the erectile bodies of the penis, Peyronie's disease can develop. Peyronie's disease is sometimes a side effect of the drug Inderal (propanolol) used against high blood pressure.

Sometimes a physical injury to the penis that causes internal bleeding, or a series of such injuries, is the initial cause. A habit of violent sexual activity may cause such injuries. It is thought that some men may have a genetic disposition to the condition.

Plastic induration of the penis is not a cancer, and cannot cause cancer, however a lump or deformation in your genitals that develops, must be examined.


Not all men with Payronie's disease require treatment. The disease sometimes go away by itself. If the condition is pronounced, it is also difficult to find a remedy that can cure every sign of the disease, but several methods can take away most penis changes associated with Peyronie's. Here is a survey of treatment methods used today.

Tamoxifen – In its early stages of the disease a medication called Tamoxifen has been shown to prevent the formation of the fibrous plaque by Peyronie's disease. This drug is also used in the treatment of breast cancer, but the two conditions are not related.

Vitamin E and B – Vitamin E and B is sometimes effective in easing the pain and as a treatment for the penile deformity by Peyronie's disease.

Verapamil – Verapamil, often used in the treatment of high blood pressure, has been shown to decrease the size of the plaque and decrease the pain when injected directly into the plaque, and thus also improve the penis shape distortion by peyronie's disease.

Shock wave therapy – Extracorporeal shock wave therapy, or ESWT, a new treatment, is being used in some hospitals for the Peyronie's disease. Although the initial results of this new approach to treat Peyronie's disease have been promising, the long-term outcome is still undetermined.

Surgery – This is sometimes considered if Payroni's disease has lasted for a year or more and it hasn't progressed or regressed for at least three months. By the Nesbitt procedure one removes tissue opposite to the curve to straighten the penis. Another procedure involves putting a graft or part of a vein within the fibrous plaque to lengthen this area. In certain cases of Pyrenees disease, surgical insertion of a penile prosthesis (implant) is recommended.

Radiation therapy – This treatment modality has been tried, but the results are unpredictable and sometimes the opposite of the intended one.

Traction devices – On the market, you can buy mechanical devices to use on the penis some time daily that gently pull upon the penile tissue to straighten out the penis, and thus mending the penis from the curvature caused by Peyronie's disease.

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18 thoughts on “Disease Lupus

  1. Battlebatty

    How can I tell the difference between Fifth disease and Lupus?
    I have red blotches on my face, some minor rashes and i had a few ulcers last week, I just recently developed the blotches.
    My parents think I might have lupus.
    I have never been so scared in my life.

    1. SleepyRadish

      Fifth disease is something children get. Classic Lupus symptoms are: butterfly rash (redness on cheeks and across bridge of nose), sores in the nose or mouth, fatigue, joint pain, and dry mouth. Go see your family doctor. He can initiate some of the testing. A positive ANA (blood test) with a negative RA (blood test to show arthritic inflammation) would indicate Lupus. If he thinks you have it, he can refer you to a Rheumatologist. Please don’t be afraid. I was diagnosed with Lupus over 18 years ago. I take daily medication that keeps things under control.
      Anyway, it might be something else! Go get checked out, so you can quit worrying. Best of luck to you.

  2. Chelsey B

    how do i get a student loan with out a cosigner when my parents have bad credit?
    My parents have bad credit and are not worthy cosigners for loans. i applied for federal, stafford, perkins, private, and all types of loans and have only been able to be approved with a cosigner. However, i do not have a cosigner and with the fall semester all ready underway, i am in desperate need of finanical aid. My mother has a disease called lupus, sometimes affects her work abilities and everyday life, 4 children and is without a job right now and we should be more elidgable for student aid and for federal loans but we were turned down for all of them. What should i do?

  3. Tiffany

    Looking for a Vet in the Nashville, TN area that specializes in autoimmune diseases?
    Does anyone know of a vet in the Nashville, TN area that specializes in autoimmune diseases like Lupus and Pemphigus. we are desperately seeking a specialist for our small dog.
    Please help!!!

  4. iMadeThisMyNameJustSoThatiCouldHaveaScrollBar

    how to make my power point presentation interesting?
    my 3 friends and I doing a PPP for science on the diseases Lupus and MS. How do We make it interesting… BTW this is a class of 14 year old kids we are try to entertain.

    1. Wayne

      I would chose Lupus or MS. They differ greatly and there is plenty of information on either. Personally I would chose Lupus because of the great weird pictures of calcinosis, skin rash, and other ewww factor conditions which can occur in Lupus. At 14 Ewww factor is a major plus.

  5. Girl In Green

    Can lupus affect both the kidneys and the brain simultaneously?
    Can the disease lupus affect both the kidneys and the brain in the same patient, at the same time?

  6. tnamarie1

    Can lupus cause excruciating knee pain?
    My 13 yr old son is still undergoing testing for a diagnosis. The drs think he may possibly have a Rheumatological disease (Lupus, Stills, etc). He may be having a “flare up” presently. He came down with a virus and 2 days later his knees began to hurt. They have been hurting so severely now for a week he hasn’t been able to walk on them. Can Lupus or any other Rheum. disease cause this?

    1. ☮Alyssa☮

      Yes, joint pain is a very common symptom of lupus. If your doctor does not know about this, you should notify him of it right away.

  7. FoX

    How did the Lupus disease get its name?
    ok.. I know that Lupus is Wolf in Latin. But how did the disease, lupus get its name? Was it named after the wolf? I know that both people and dogs can get lupus, .. and I’ve just been wondering how and when the disease got it’s name?

  8. reddisekhar teppala

    Is lupus and anti phosho lypid syndrome are one and the same?or different?
    auto immune diseases lupus and anti phospo lypid syndrom(hughes syndrome) are same? or related diseases?

  9. Ruth

    Do all people diagnosed with the disease Lupus test positive to lupus anticoagulant as well?
    I know that a positive lupus anticoagulant test doesn’t mean that a person has Lupus, but i wonder if people with lupus have the lupus anticoagulant too?

    1. Shadow

      well i have lupus and to answer your question lupus anticoagulants are often found in people who have systematic lupus erythematosus, which is also called SLE.

  10. Nora

    Can masturbation lead to autoimmune diseases such as lupus or multiple sclerosis?
    Autoimmune disease- A disease in which the immune systems attacks the body it is meant to protect.

    1. ldy_aya

      No no no! XD Defiantly not. You can not get AIDs or HIV or anything like that from just masturbation. It has to either come from your mother or from getting it passed on from another person’s blood or bodily fluids in some sort of way.

  11. Tiffany

    Looking for vet that specializes in autoimmune disease in teh Nashville area?
    Looking for a vet in Nashville area that specialized in autoimmune diseases.?
    Does anyone know of any vets in the Nashville area that specialize in autoimmune diseases like lupus and Pemphigus. We are in desperate need of finding someone to help our fur baby.
    I have heard of Dr. Phillips. Do you know any vets that do more than just dermatology autoimmune diseases?
    Thank you for all your sugestions.

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